Responsible faculty or institute:
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Course Duration: Minimum
.5 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
(03) 6226 2319
Coordinator: Dr R Hall.
The Graduate Certificate in Police Studies is offered on a full fee-paying basis only at the Hobart campus. 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.
These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the Graduate Certificate of Police Studies in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.
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. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.
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.
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.
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.
Articulation to/from Course
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.