Courses & Units

Advanced Policing Practices HSP402



This unit is available to conventional students in semester 2 2018.

Students in the Public Sector Leadership & Management specialisation of R4C Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours will enrol in this unit in semester 1 2019 (as the second part of the Inspectors).

Victoria Police will not in enrol in this unit from 2018. Please refer to HSP405 Advanced Police Operational Command, semester 2 2018.

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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
Teaching staff

James Dwyer

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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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 2018.


Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $1,611.00 2018: $3,938.00 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.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

DPFEM in-house residential and online.

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


DPFEM 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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