Bachelor of Policing Studies - Non NSW Police Pathway

Approved Abbreviation: BPolSt

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1719.2

AQF Level: 7

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Commencement Year 2014 - 1719.1 Bachelor of Policing Studies - Non NSW Police Pathway

This course is only available to students who have completed the second year of the Bachelor of Policing and do not want to join the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) or who do not satisfy the NSWPF Professional Suitability assessment criteria, must transfer to the Bachelor of Policing Studies - Non NSW Police Pathway or another relevant course to complete their final year of study at Western Sydney University.

Prospective students who are interested in studying aspects of policing but do not wish to complete the Bachelor of Policing should consider enrolling into the Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Criminology or the Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.


The Bachelor of Policing Studies is a transfer point for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Policing who do not transfer to the NSW Police Academy in their 3rd year of study.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn Session

101557The Individual in Society
102318Policing, Justice and Society
101573Human Rights, Peace and Development
101560Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice:

102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
102039Crime, Deviance and Society
102314Policing Practices

Year 2

Autumn session

400337Social Research Methods
101568Legislation, Courts and Policing
400684Juvenile Crime and Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice:

102699Youth Justice and Practice

And one elective

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101567Evidence, Investigations and Police Intelligence
102038Crime Prevention and Community

Choose one of

101575Peace-Making and Peace-Building
101969Policing Leaders Internship

Year 3

Autumn session

102169Governance in Policing
101552Applied Social Research

And two electives

Spring session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
102251Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Policing

And two electives

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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