Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    1 year part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Charles Sturt University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Criminologist | Intelligence Analyst | Risk Analyst |

Course Rundown

Gain an advanced understanding of intelligence analysis and improve your career prospects with this online Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis course. Offered by Charles Sturt University and the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS), the postgraduate program has a strong industry-focus and will equip you the theoretical and practical foundations needed to take a best-practice approach to intelligence operations.

The course is ideally suited to law enforcement and national security professionals, as well as intelligence analysts keen to advance their skills, and covers key areas of operational intelligence, as well as intelligence analytics.


Applicants must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be working as an intelligence practitioner in a law enforcement, national security, regulatory or commercial agency.
  • Demonstrate professional experience in one or more practitioner contexts (strategic, operational or tactical intelligence).
  • Have completed a relevant CSU intelligence short course or an industry-based course recognised by CSU.
  • Hold an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in criminology, justice or security studies.
  • Have other skills or professional qualifications that prove to the course coordinator you are eligible for entry.

What You’ll Learn

  • Introduction to intelligence
  • Operational intelligence
  • Intelligence and analytics

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.

Student Support

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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis from Charles Sturt University.

A postgraduate level qualification in intelligence analysis would highly benefit any law enforcement or national security professional looking to expand their skillset. The knowledge gained from this course will enable you to take roles in intelligence gathering and tactical operations, and will open up new career opportunities for you across a range of security sectors.

Curious about where a career in security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Courses that do not offer Commonwealth supported places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.