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Master of Fraud and Financial Crime

The Master of Fraud and Financial Crime offered online by CSU provides you with the ability to understand, investigate and help prevent financial crime.


In an era where widely available technologies make white collar and electronic crime an increasing threat, there is a heightened demand for qualified professionals capable of investigating and preventing financial crime and fraud.


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Master of International Security Studies

The online Master of International Security Studies course from Macquarie University focuses on global security issues that pervade the current geopolitical climate.


Upon completion of this master’s program, graduates most commonly find employment with state and federal police services, defence forces, intelligence agencies, border protection and public sector agencies involved in the national security field. There are also ample opportunities within the private security industry and the cyber security sector.


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Perspectives on Security and Terrorism Course unit

Carefully examine terrorism in the post September 11 environment with this online Perspectives on Security and Terrorism unit from Murdoch University.


The unit introduces students to the concepts of security, risk and terrorism, and the international measures taken to counter these forces.


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Graduate Diploma in International Security Studies

The online Graduate Diploma in International Security Studies course provides the training to forge a career in defence and international security.


By completing the Graduate Diploma in International Security Studies you will gain the qualifications and skills needed to work in a variety of security and government roles.


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Bachelor of Emergency Management

The Bachelor of Emergency Management offered online by CSU gives you the operations and recovery skills to deal with the impact of an emergency event.


Emergency management is a growing field with a range of opportunities nationally and internationally for those with expertise who are keen to prevent or lessen the effects of natural or human-induced disasters.


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Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration

This online course in customs administration is designed for those who are looking at a career in customs and border management.


The qualification can lead to employment in both government and the trading community, and has been specifically constructed to adhere to industry, government and international agency standards.


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Master of Emergency Management

The Master of Emergency Management offered online by CSU provides you with advanced skills to manage and mitigate the effects of an emergency event.


With the growing recognition of emergency management as a professional necessity and an important field of study, opportunities have been expanding in this area. Emergency management has become a crucial area of training for those wishing to progress to senior and executive levels of management in the military, emergency services, community and health services, and other government and non-government agencies.


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Architecture of Modern Intelligence Course unit

The Architecture of Modern Intelligence unit, provided online by Macquarie University, explores the role of intelligence in national security, and intelligence strategies are is deployed and used.


You will look at various methods and structures used by intelligence agencies in a bid to combat a variety of modern-day threats.


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Asia Pacific Security Course unit

Examine security issues such as terrorism and territorial conflicts in the Asia Pacific region with this this online postgraduate unit in Asia Pacific Security from Macquarie University. Students can also expect to look at great powers in the region such as China, India and Japan; as well as the failing and rogue states.



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Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism)

The Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism) online course by Murdoch University examines the areas of global security and terrorism in the 21st century.



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Bachelor of Border Management

Designed in consultation with the World Customs Organisation (WCO), this online Bachelor of Border Management course will train you for the complex field of customs and border security.


The course is highly practical, drawing upon case studies and contemporary issues, and is ideally suited to staff of key government agencies.


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Bachelor of Social Science (Security and Counter Terrorism)

Learn about the role of the United Nations, the effects of terrorism, and the evolution of global politics in this online Bachelor of Social Science (Security and Counter Terrorism).


This undergraduate degree covers a range of global politics and security issues, from terrorism, global diplomacy and international trade, to political systems, global governance and foreign policy.


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Border Security and Migration Course unit

Border Security and Migration is a postgraduate online unit provided by Macquarie University that examines the effect that migration has had on states and borders throughout history. Students will investigate the methods used by countries and politicians in attempt to control migration levels and border security across the world.



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Border Security and Migration Course unit

Border Security and Migration is a postgraduate online unit provided by Macquarie University that examines the effect that migration has had on states and borders throughout history. Students will investigate the methods used by countries and politicians in attempt to control migration levels and border security across the world.



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Contemporary Security Challenges Course unit

This online Contemporary Security Challenges unit, through Macquarie University, introduces students to the contemporary 21st Century challenges to individual, national and international security.


Focussing on an all-hazards approach to risk assessment, the unit examines the diverse issues that constitute actual and potential security threats to individuals, organisations and states, and different methods for prioritising objectives and strategies.


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Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia Course unit

Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia is an online unit offered by Griffith University that explores the complex connections between organised crime, corruption and government institutions in Asia.


The unit looks at issues such as prostitution, drug trafficking and piracy in Eastern and South East Asian countries.


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Cyber Security Course unit

The Cyber Security unit offered by Macquarie University equips students with the competencies to manage information security on computer systems and networks.


This unit will provide you with an in-depth understanding of multiple cyber security technologies, how to analyse threats, vulnerabilities and risks present in these environments.


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Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare Course unit

Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare is an online unit from Macquarie University specifically designed to help combat the modern threat cyber terrorism.


This unit provides students with a high-level overview of how cyber terrorist and foreign states, may infiltrate systems and gain access of critical infrastructure.


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Drugs Across Cultures Course unit

This online Drugs Across Cultures unit from Macquarie University will take you through the basic pharmacology of both legal and illicit drugs


You will gain an understanding of the many factors that influence drug use as well as the impacts of drug use on the global economy.


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Foundations of Modern Intelligence Course unit

The Foundations of Modern Intelligence unit by Macquarie University provides an in-depth study of the history and development of intelligence, within economic, social, political and military contexts.


You will also examine the impact that technological advancements have had on intelligence services, and consider the future of intelligence gathering.


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About Security

Safety and security are major concerns in this day and age, especially with new risks such as cybercrime and terrorism continuing to emerge. Luckily for us, professionals in the security sector work feverishly away to counter these threats and help keep us all safe.

The business of security involves different aspects: risk, threat, vulnerability, assurance, countermeasure and defence. It is the role of a security professional to monitor these and implement whatever preventative measures are necessary.

A career in security can cover a range of different specialties. These include international security, policing and intelligence, counterterrorism, anti-money laundering and defence industry project management, as well as emergency management and business continuity.

Potential security career outcomes include: Security Officer, Security Guard, Customs and Border Protection Officer, Defence Intelligence Officer, Network Security Administrator, Systems Security Designer, Security Manager, Security Risk Analyst.

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