National Security and Counter Terrorism

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online National Security and Counter Terrorism unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University explores the evolution of national security and counter terrorism, related policy development, and trends in methodology.

The unit is based on practical operational experience, drawing mainly from government, and counter terrorism and media sources.

At the successful completion of this unit, you will be able to critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of national security and counter terrorism, and evaluate the role of government and civilian agencies in this area.

You will also examine the development of concepts and frameworks related to national security and counter terrorism.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent. Enquire now to find out more.

In order to enrol in this unit you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
  • Master of International Security Studies
  • Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Areas of study

In this National Security and Counter Terrorism unit, the topics you will study include:

  • New security paradigms in a post 9/11 world
  • Looking to the future with future analysis
  • The future strategic environment
  • Conceptual frameworks for national security
  • Counterterrorism in the national environment
  • Australia’s national security machinery
  • Counterterrorism in the international environment
  • The unholy nexus: terrorism and crime
  • Strategies and tactics for offensive counterterrorism
  • Responding to the changing face of terror
  • Responding to radicalisation
  • Effective response to acts of terrorism: case study
  • What change is needed to move towards a more effective Australian national security community?

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • AND
  • Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • AND
  • Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • AND
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • AND
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit helps provide a foundation for careers in national security, counter terrorism and policy development. You will have a thorough understanding of the role of government and civilian agencies, and be able to demonstrate high-levels of critical analysis and assessment skills.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in National Security and Counter Terrorism from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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