Graduate Certificate in Police Studies (R5L)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 048260F
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Spring school
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. 

The Graduate Certificate in Police Studies is offered at the Hobart campus and by distance. It is normally a 1 semester full-time or up to 2 years (or 2 semesters) part-time program. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.

Semester 2 intake available only on a part-time basis at Graduate Certificate level.

The GradCertPoliceStuds aims to provide a quality tertiary qualification at the postgraduate level in a professional coursework program. The course aims to provide students with:

  • a thorough grounding in policing theory and practice;
  • skills to engage in informed debate about major policing issues in contemporary society;
  • knowledge of recent developments in the field;
  • skills to appraise research critically.

Career outcomes

Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.
The Tasmanian Department of Police and Public Safety endorses this professional postgraduate course. Indeed, its Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (which involves Commissioner's scholarships and interest-free loans) is an incentive for eligible Tasmania Police officers to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Tasmania.

Credit

Students may apply for credit for units passed in other courses (complete or incomplete).Tasmania Police Sergeants Course graduates are eligible to receive 12.5% credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Police Studies for studies completed since 1998. Tasmania Police Inspectors Course graduates are eligible to receive 25% towards the Graduate Certificate in Police Studies for studies completed since 1998.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 50% of coursework units taken from the schedule below.

Schedule of units

Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as accountability; police culture; social deviancy and reform; managerialism and marketisation; policing dissent; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and sexuality issues;…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves supervised advanced study on a topic concerning contemporary policing practices selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate staff member. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

Students are normally expected to have a minimum of a bachelor degree from the University of Tasmania or from another university or tertiary institution which is deemed equivalent, and a level of English equivalent to a score of 6.0 on an IELTS test. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.

Students seeking entry into postgraduate courses based on employment experience only (i.e. no bachelor degree), will generally only be allowed entry at Graduate Certificate level.

The successful completion of 100% of coursework units with Distinction average is the pre-requisite for undertaking any thesis unit. Students who do not achieve at Distinction level in coursework components, but nonetheless complete 100% of units will be able to exit with a Graduate Diploma.

Articulation to

Students who undertake the GradCertPoliceStuds may elect to complete an additional 50% of coursework units and achieve the Graduate Diploma in Police Studies. Students who take the additional coursework units plus the Research Thesis unit are eligible to graduate with a Master of Police Studies.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

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International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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