Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University offer you the opportunity to learn more about the various topics that can be classified under the umbrella term, Practice of Modern Intelligence. By studying this unit, you will become familiar with the characteristics of intelligence systems, and will gain an understanding of the relationship between modern intelligence and security elements such as law enforcement, foreign and national security, as well as military domains.
You will discuss theories of intelligence, and develop familiarity with intelligence requirements, particularly with regard to planning and tasking. The unit also gives you the opportunity to engage in activities such as information collection, collation and analysis, as you familiarise yourself with processes of intelligence dissemination.
The unit breaks types of intelligence into several groups to optimise your learning – these groups include criminal intelligence, foreign intelligence, security intelligence, military intelligence and cyber intelligence. You will critique intelligence failures, and gain an awareness of factors in intelligence successes.
The curriculum for this online unit will focus on the intelligence function within Australia, but will also touch upon a selection of international intelligence communities.
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 Practice of Modern Intelligence unit, the topics you will study include:
Theories of intelligence
Challenges of a dynamic security environment
Intelligence requirements, planning and tasking
Information collection and collation
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies/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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This unit will challenge your ability to express your ideas and conclusions, pushing you to progress towards advanced written and oral communication skills. You will acquire competencies in expressing original opinions, and will be capable of coherently and persuasively backing them up with evidence from relevant literature.
Your research skills will develop over the duration of Practice of Modern Intelligence, and you will deepen your understanding of the process of synthesising relevant literature. The assessments included in this unit will require you to present your review of existing literature and your conclusions in a logical and appropriate manner.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Practice of Modern Intelligence 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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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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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.