Bachelor of Policing

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 Years full-time or 6 Years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Defence Intelligence Officer | Intelligence Professional | Customs Officer | Correctional Officer | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

With its share of risks, challenges, and rewards a career in the Force definitely has a lot to offer and can make an exciting alternative to the standard 9-5 office role! With the Bachelor of Policing from Western Sydney University, the sky's the limit for your future in the Force.

Designed in collaboration with NSW Police Force, this is the only Policing degree in metropolitan Sydney and will give you the skills you need to enter into careers in policing, criminal and community justice organisations, corrective services, border protection, intelligence, security and fraud management, forensics, computer forensics, and more.

This course partially fulfils the academic requirements to join the ranks of the NSW Police Force. 

Choose a meaningful and impactful way to serve a community with your career, enquire about the Bachelor of Policing at Western Sydney University!

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Students enrolled in 101969 Policing Leaders Internship (by selection only; 20 student max.) are required to receive a clear National Police Check before placement with NSW Police Force, the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM), or other criminal justice agencies; AND
    • Students placed with the AIPM may also be subject to random drug testing.
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this policing course, the subjects you may study include:

     Year 1

    • The Individual in Society
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Mental Health in the Community
    • Understanding Society
    • Working with Communities
    • People, Place and Social Difference
    • Crime, Deviance and Society
    • Policing Practices

    Year 2

    • Social Research Methods
    • Youth Justice and Practice
    • Legislation, Courts and Policing
    • Criminal Law for Policing
    • Ethics in the Social Sciences
    • Evidence and Investigation
    • Crime Prevention and Drugs
    • One elective

     Year 3

    • Governance in Policing
    • Applied Social Research
    • Gender, Crime and Violence
    • Evidence and Crime Scene Management
    • Policing Leaders Internship
    • Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
    • Creating Criminal Justice Solutions
    • Two electives
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Policing from Western Sydney University.

As a policing graduate, your future career could take any one of the exciting paths within the Force!

Graduates seeking employment will be required to meet the entry standards of the NSW Police Force on a competitive basis, for example in relation to fitness and other aspects of professional suitability. 

Wondering where a career in the police force could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Police Officer, Police Administrative Support Officer, Prison Officer, Watch House Officer.

Let's Talk Price

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

Enquire now for more information.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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