Give yourself dynamic career options with this Bachelor of Public Safety and Security from CSU. The course explores the complex ways in which law enforcement, corrections and criminal justice work to keep communities safe, providing you with insight into this multidisciplinary field.
Always dreamed of being a police officer? This course can help you begin the application process with the NSW Police force at the end of your first year of study and start your initial police training (subject to professional suitability and NSW Police Force’s operational needs).
With new opportunities for employment and growing diversity in the field, this multidisciplinary course allows you to pursue a career that aligns with your interests and passions. Social justice, corrections, research, policing and policy are just a few avenues you can explore; take the first step in your career journey today!
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors); OR
- Successful study at University level of at least two subjects in any area, provided the subjects are full university level; OR
- A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate III or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (or equivalent); OR
- A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University (or equivalent); OR
- Partial completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma, of at least 50% from a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (or equivalent); OR
- Work experience of at least two years full time or equivalent, in a related industry to the course, such as law enforcement, human services, corrections or justice administration, demonstrated by a detailed resume.
What You’ll Learn
In this course, subjects you may study include:
- Reasoning and Writing
- Introduction to Emergency Management
- Law and Society
- Introduction to Intelligence
- Indigenous Australians and Justice: An Introduction
- Criminology: History and Theory
- Introduction to Police Investigations
- Police and the Community
- Indigenous Communities and Policing
- Investigative Interviewing
- Terrorism Awareness
- Theoretical Applied and Forensic Victimology
- Professionalism and Resilience in Public Safety & Security
- Organised Crime
- Organisations and Management
- Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
- Psychology of Crime
- Introductory Sociology
- Social Research
- Criminal Law and Process
- Young People and Crime
- Information and Investigation
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Drugs, Crime and Society
- Justice Studies Workplace Learning
- Team Management and Leadership
- Police and the Media
- Criminal Investigations in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Societies
Why study with Charles Sturt University?
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
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:
- New South Wales: Port Macquarie