This online Security I unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University demonstrates the different aspects that comprise security in a liberal democracy.
At the completion of this unit, you will be able to select the appropriate sources required to model academic research skills. You will also be able to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, critically evaluate its relevance, and synthesise material to logically present your findings.
Core learning outcomes also include the ability to demonstrate higher order communication skills, and to present sustained, persuasive and original written arguments cogently and coherently.
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 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 Security 1 unit, the topics you will study include:
Academic literacy – epistemology, research and critical thinking
History of the field
Policing – introduction to policing strategy
Policing – global policing models
Intelligence – overview
Counter terrorism – concepts
Counter terrorism and national security strategies
Introduction to cyber security
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 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 provides students with core competencies in the range of dynamic issues that impact security in contemporary Australia, including the ability to evaluate the role of policing and intelligence in contributing to a secure environment. You will also be educated in the most up-to-date counter terrorism and national security strategies.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Security I 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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Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
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This online Security II unit from Macquarie University provides a framework for students to critically reflect on their study program, and engage in a research piece looking into a topic central to their specialisation.