Courses & Units

Advanced Policing Practices HSP402



This unit is only available to Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM) in semester 1 2017 and Victoria Police in semester 2 2017. 

Conventional students will enrol in semester 1 2017. This unit is not available to conventional students in semester 2 2017. Please contact the unit coordinator to arrange supervision. 

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Victoria Police: 

Conventional 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.


Unit name Advanced Policing Practices
Unit code HSP402
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr Angela Dwyer

Teaching staff Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron (Coordinator)
Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of a Faculty approved police cohort in R4C Bachelor of Arts - Professional Honours in Public Sector Leadership Management in 2017.


Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $3,806.00 090100

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

DPFEM and VicPol Students: 1-3 week in-house residential. 

Conventional Students: Intensive directed study involving weekly contact with supervisor (13 wks).


DPFEM and VicPol Students: 2,000 word pre-course assessment, residential participation and a Command and Control scenario or post-course assessment. 

Conventional Students: 8,000 words in written assignments.

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