Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) (13D)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

"What I was able to learn from this course is how the police can really help the more vulnerable members of the society."

Nikayla Roach

This version of the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) has been replaced by
A2P Associate Degree in Social Sciences (Policing Practices)

The Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) builds on a strong social science foundation with specific knowledge and skills of policing.

The degree brings together a range of disciplines that relate to human experience and behaviour, such as policing, criminology, risk management, law, sociology and psychology, politics, and public policy through two study options:

  • The In-service pathway is an opportunity for serving police officers to build on their training and experience with a recognised University qualification, or
  • The Conventional pathway offers a comprehensive social sciences education with a specific focus on policing studies.

Whether you wish to work in policing, forensics, intelligence, risk analysis, justice, legal or correctional services, the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) is the perfect degree to provide you with the knowledge and expertise for policing solutions in the real world.

The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management in Tasmania endorses these professional programs. The Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (which involves Commissioner's scholarships and interest-free loans) is an incentive for eligible Tasmania Police officers to undertake study at the University of Tasmania.

The Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) is designed to provide students with high quality social science training together with specific knowledge and skills of policing.

  • 1 Analyse the social, political, cultural and legal issues that influence police practice.
  • 2 Assess policing roles, expectations and contributions in the context of a changing society.
  • 3 Generate responses to complex problems in policing by applying relevant concepts and theories.
  • 4 Present evidence-based solutions to complex issues in policing process and practice.
  • Learn beyond the classroom

    Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

    Become a Student Ambassador

    Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

    The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

    Career outcomes

    The degree provides a sound academic base for those considering careers in policing. For serving police officers, the acquisition of tertiary qualifications is clearly becoming advantageous for career advancement.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

    Course structure

    To complete the conventional pathway you will take:- the compulsory Police Studies major- a second major in either Sociology or Politics and Policy- 100 credit points of Electives
    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units.

    This unit provides students with an understanding of the contemporary nature of policing. Students will learn about the histories, governance, theories, and processes involved in policing work. It is recommended for those interested in pursuing a career in the police…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides students with an understanding of the the complex contexts of diversity that can inform policing practice in productive and unproductive ways. This unit follows on from HSP108 What is Policing. It provides knowledge around contemporary ways of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units.

    The unit explores the historically evolved norms and laws as they relate to atrocity crimes and global justice issues, including slavery, climate change, migration and refugees, and labour exploitation. The unit provides a framework by which to understand why the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit examines the roles and functions that the police play as a major agency of governance in society. The structures and strategies of policing are analysed and the relationships between government, the police, other governmental institutions and the public…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units.

    Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The unit focuses on understanding legal…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns: First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    In a globalised and technologically connected world, transnational crime is a growing phenomenon. Crimes perpetrated across national borders and cannot be solved by one agency or jurisdiction alone; they require a unified regional or global response to combat them. This…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines major issues concerning contemporary policing practices including such topics as policing hate crime, policing public order and dissent, cross-border policing, policing illicit drug use, policing domestic violence, and policing in a post 9/11 climate. Crime management strategies…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Your second major in the conventional pathways can be chosen from either Sociology or from Politics and Policy.

    When you study Politics and Public Policy you become immersed in the world of political ideas, institutions and actors. You will study current events and recent political developments, learn how Australia’s and other countries’ political institutions work, and engage with the political ideas and concepts that shape our communities.

    In the first year you will learn about political institutions and policy processes. In the second and third years you will learn to compare political systems and policies, focus more closely on a policy area that interests you (environmental or marine politics and policy, for example), and have the opportunity to undertake an internship with the Tasmanian Parliament or Tasmanian State Service. 

    Studying Politics and Public Policy in Tasmania will give you the opportunity to directly engage with state policy makers and to observe firsthand the politics of debating and accepting particular shifts in policy; you will learn to analyse social and organisational structures, and understand complex concepts, as well as legal and political communication. Throughout your studies you will deepen your reading, debating, writing and researching skills. The skills acquired in this major will prepare you for work in civil society settings, public services, political institutions, the media and other complex organisations. 

    Available: On campus Hobart and online.

    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units including 12.5 credit points of Core units and 12.5 credit points chosen from Elective units.
    Complete 12.5 credit points of Core Introductory level units.

    This unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of political science. It introduces students to some of the central ideas, concepts, actors, institutions and processes which characterise politics in democratic nations. It uses examples and case studies from Australia and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Complete 12.5 credit points of Elective Introductory units.

    We live in an uncertain and challenging era where global issues increasingly affect ourlocal daily lives. Forty years of uneven globalisation has been accompanied by the rise ofcorporations, regional and international institutions, and international nongovernmentalagencies. As important influencers of decision-making,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit explores Indigenous lived realities through an Indigenous lens. Using the theoretical concept of the lifeworld, the focus is the Palawa/Aboriginal People of Lutruwita/Tasmania but includes a comparative study of Noongar (WA) and Navajo (US) Peoples to demonstrate the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units

    This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces students to the study of political ideas focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative, Marxist, fascist,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Complete 50 credit points of Advanced units including 25 credit points of Core units and 25 credit points chosen from Elective units.

    The public policy arena presents a complex framework of actors, politics, instruments, and practices. This unit examines the broad range of theories, models, influences, and players that shape the development of Australian public policy. It aims to equip students with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit has two central goals. First, it aims to provide students with an introduction to comparative politics. Second, it seeks to provide students with advanced knowledge of politics in contrasting parts of the world. The unit consists of three…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit takes an environmental justice perspective in introducing students to the dynamics that shape contemporary environmental policy (including green politics) with broad appeal to students of politics and policy, justice studies, environmental studies and science. The roles of politics…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels.Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System; [ii]…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics. The unit begins with an overview of United States political history, culture and institutions before focusing on the nature and impact of recent presidencies. It examines key issues which dominate contemporary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit offers you the opportunity to better understand the role that food plays in Australia’s ecological political economy. Taking a critical, coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) approach, you will study the structure and operation of our modern ‘linear’,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The Public Policy Internship is offered as a research-based unit in the undergraduate Politics and Policy Major, and is also available at Honours and Postgraduate levels. It involves a part-time placement in a public sector agency within the Tasmanian State…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    A Parliamentary Internship is available at the Parliament of Tasmania. It involves a part-time placement with a Member of Parliament or a Parliamentary Committee and involves the intern undertaking a practical, research-oriented report. The internship aims to give students experience…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    When you study sociology, you will come to appreciate how the world around you influences the way you think, feel and act while acquiring a better understanding of yourself and your role in this world. This is what sociology does. It makes sense of the many challenges that human societies face in the modern world and the ways in which people and societies confront those challenges. Studying Sociology will provide you with the knowledge to understand how these challenges have emerged, the skills to analyse the complexities of how those challenges effect different social groups, and the capacity to evaluate options for creating more sustainable and socially just societies.

    Sociology questions the established, taken-for-granted views of reality, to provide clearer and more complex understandings of social life. This major offers an exciting range of social topics to engage with including how globalisation and global issues influence everyday life, the significance of cities and urbanisation in the early 21st century, the role of social divisions, inequality and power in shaping our life chances, and the diverse ways in which gender, sexuality, ethnicity and race contribute to the construction of our identity. You will start with an introduction to sociological theory and foundational issues before advancing into the intermediate core units on diverse social theory and social research methods. By the third year, you will be able to utilise your sociological theory and social research approaches to engage with critical issues facing us right now.

    Sociology equips you with the skills to think critically about the world around you and the ability to apply different perspectives in your decision-making and planning. This is an essential requirement in any career needing cultural awareness and research expertise.

    Available: On campus Hobart and online

    Complete 25 credit points of Introductory units

    Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit explores Indigenous lived realities through an Indigenous lens. Using the theoretical concept of the lifeworld, the focus is the Palawa/Aboriginal People of Lutruwita/Tasmania but includes a comparative study of Noongar (WA) and Navajo (US) Peoples to demonstrate the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units

    Perspectives on the Social World provides students with an understandingof the concepts and approaches developed by sociologists to explain major socialchanges in Western democracies from the end of the 18th century to the present. Theunit is divided into three parts:…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces students to the world of social research. It answers questions about how to produce knowledge through empirical research, and discusses the methods used to solve practical problems. The unit covers a wide range of social research methodologies and approaches,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Completer 25 credit points of Advanced level Core units.

    The unit examines the complex social relations of living in cities. For the first time in human history, over half of the world’s population live in cities. Yet, how do we make sense of the social, environmental, economic and cultural…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit explores the different ways in which our everyday lives are connected increasingly to global events, issues and problems. Through three core modules – Approaches to Globalisation; Global Challenges and Threats; and, Global Futures – you will discover why…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Completer 25 credit points of Advanced level elective units.

    This unit will enable students to understand how tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time there is an increasing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit applies a sociological lens to the terrain of racial, religious and ethnic relations in Australia. It introduces theories of race, ethnicity, indigeneity and whiteness and applies these to historical and contemporary race and religious relations and the empirical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit applies a critical sociological perspective to health, illness and medicine. Each year the unit will use topical examples to explore expert and public knowledges about health and illness, the social distribution and patterning of health and illness, inequalities…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    How do we learn to 'do' gender? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the world…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSpring school

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

    This unit examines the roles that police play in society as a major agency of government responsible for the critical functions of order maintenance and law enforcement. Its purpose is to develop knowledge and skills in three broad areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines complex social issues undermining public order and safety and the social, psychological and physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the community by disorderly behaviour. The management of these risks concerning such matters as alcohol and drug…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the new harmonized national work, health and safety legislation, associated regulations and codes of practice and the roles that police play in their implementation. This includes interventions dealing with dynamic and formal risk assessments including hazard identification,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores two important aspects of policing related to investigations - (i) custody and detention and (ii) coronial investigation. In regard to coronial investigation, the unit provides knowledge and skills in the roles police play in assisting the coroner…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the concepts, principles and practices of effective communication with focus on oral intervention tactics to de-escalate and resolve conflict in a variety of contexts. It provides direct practice skills in negotiation and conflict management techniques appropriate when…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides an introduction to the field of forensic practice including crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics, forensic interventions in social work; the sociology of forensic science and related ethical considerations. The unit provides an overview of the history…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines complex social problems underlying interpersonal violence and the social, psychological and physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the community. The management of these risks concerning such matters as family violence, sexual offences, assault, wounding and grievous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the complex social problems concerning property loss, damage and misappropriation through theft, residential and business burglary, fraud and e-crime, arson and unlawful fire-setting and the significant social, psychological and physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines contemporary social issues relating to drug abuse and its policing; one of the most complex and controversial topics confronting today's society. The unit focuses onthe demand for, and the supply of, illicit and licit drugs. Policing policies…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores investigative techniques used to identify, understand, manage and record social behaviour in a number of specific areas and settings relevant to policing practice. Investigative, evidence-based interviewing and conversation management techniques will be studied to develop core professional…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines complex social issues concerning diversity and discrimination based on age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and mental and physical disabilities, and other vulnerability attributes. The challenges faced by police organisations, and by front-line officers in particular, in the provision…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides advanced level knowledge and direct practice skills used in police interventions to resolve conflictual situations with individuals and groups. Focus is placed on the appropriate use of restraint and control accoutrements including expandable batons, oleoresin capsicum spray,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Probationary Assessment Portfolio [PAP] is a practical demonstration of theoretical learnings taught during the residential component of the recruit training course. The PAP involves 70+ tasks that illustrate a police officers’ ability to put into practice the knowledge of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Probationary Assessment Portfolio [PAP] is a practical demonstration of theoretical learnings taught during the residential component of the recruit training course. The PAP involves 70+ tasks that illustrate a police officers’ ability to put into practice the knowledge of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Applied Policing Practicum 1 requires students to complete 960 hours of applied policing under supervision, and the completion of an Applied Policing Practicum portfolio [APPP], which documents the acquisition and certification of practical knowledge and skills taught during the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSpring school (extended)

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

    The Applied Policing Practicum 2 requires students to complete 960 hours of applied policing under supervision, and the completion of an Applied Policing Practicum portfolio [APPP], which documents the acquisition and certification of practical knowledge and skills taught during the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit examines the roles that police play in society as a major agency of government responsible for the critical functions of order maintenance and law enforcement. Its purpose is to develop knowledge and skills in three broad areas of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines complex social issues undermining public order and safety and the social, psychological and physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the community by disorderly behaviour. The management of these risks concerning such matters as alcohol and drug…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the new harmonized national work, health and safety legislation, associated regulations and codes of practice and the roles that police play in their implementation. This includes interventions dealing with dynamic and formal risk assessments including hazard identification,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores two important aspects of policing related to investigations - (i) custody and detention and (ii) coronial investigation. In regard to coronial investigation, the unit provides knowledge and skills in the roles police play in assisting the coroner…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the concepts, principles and practices of effective communication with focus on oral intervention tactics to de-escalate and resolve conflict in a variety of contexts. It provides direct practice skills in negotiation and conflict management techniques appropriate when…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides an introduction to the field of forensic practice including crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics, forensic interventions in social work; the sociology of forensic science and related ethical considerations. The unit provides an overview of the history…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines complex social problems underlying interpersonal violence and the social, psychological and physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the community. The management of these risks concerning such matters as family violence, sexual offences, assault, wounding and grievous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the complex social problems concerning property loss, damage and misappropriation through theft, residential and business burglary, fraud and e-crime, arson and unlawful fire-setting and the significant social, psychological and physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines contemporary social issues relating to drug abuse and its policing; one of the most complex and controversial topics confronting today's society. The unit focuses onthe demand for, and the supply of, illicit and licit drugs. Policing policies…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores investigative techniques used to identify, understand, manage and record social behaviour in a number of specific areas and settings relevant to policing practice. Investigative, evidence-based interviewing and conversation management techniques will be studied to develop core professional…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides knowledge and direct practice of operational conflict management strategies and defensive and restraining tactics used in police interventions to de-escalate and resolve conflictual situations in a variety of contexts. "Use of force" principles and concepts - including…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines complex social issues concerning diversity and discrimination based on age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and mental and physical disabilities, and other vulnerability attributes. The challenges faced by police organisations, and by front-line officers in particular, in the provision…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides advanced level knowledge and direct practice skills used in police interventions to resolve conflictual situations with individuals and groups. Focus is placed on the appropriate use of restraint and control accoutrements including expandable batons, oleoresin capsicum spray,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    x…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Probationary Assessment Portfolio [PAP] is a practical demonstration of theoretical learnings taught during the residential component of the recruit training course. The PAP involves 70+ tasks that illustrate a police officers’ ability to put into practice the knowledge of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Probationary Assessment Portfolio [PAP] is a practical demonstration of theoretical learnings taught during the residential component of the recruit training course. The PAP involves 70+ tasks that illustrate a police officers’ ability to put into practice the knowledge of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry to Qualifying Process 1 requires approval from the Tasmanian Police Academy.

    Complete both:

    This unit is designed to provide police officers seeking advancement with contemporary evidence and best practice around the policing of domestic family violence. Topics to be covered include most recent research on risk factors, victim and offender characteristics and presentation,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit is designed to achieve an enhanced level of knowledge, understanding and competence in the areas of criminal procedure and evidence law. Students will consider the formal legal requirements leading to sound operational practice in areas such as arrest,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces you to educational psychology and the theories of learning, relating them to contemporary teaching practices. As a result of studying this unit, you will understand why contemporary teaching practice is focused on learning rather than just educational…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    PEM307 Evidence-led Policing Practice introduces students to the array of strategies used to identify gaps and critical issues in policing practices, and to evaluate alternative policy/practice solutions. In addition to learning the policy/practice development cycle, students will be exposed to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The development and provision of education and training for professionals operating in police and emergency management environments requires knowledge of unique risk management processes and procedures mandated by legislation, and internal and external policies. This unit provides a critical understanding…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the process of decision making in emergency management. You will analyse the elements that contribute to decision making in dynamic, complex, and uncertain environments as experienced in emergency management. The unit will address the processes, structures, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Entry to Qualifying Process 2 requires approval from the Tasmanian Police Academy.

    The unit engages students in higher level police supervision skills and capabilities required of operational policing in an increasingly complex social, cultural, and economic environment. Students will engage with assignment work grounded in critically analysing how to provide initial and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit examines the role of police in responding to critical incidents and emergency management situations, specifically focusing on frontline, tactical, command and control. Tactical policing practices and command and control (C2) are addressed in a variety of circumstances, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Students who are not wanting to participate in the Sergeants course Phase A and B may, once up to this process, apply to replace this 25cp program (HSP316 and HSP319) with 25 credit points chosen from the following list of advanced units.

    This interdisciplinary unit engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of social and legal systems from invasion/colonisation to the present day. Beginning with the global historical context, the unit traces the ongoing struggle for Indigenous justice from the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The unit focuses on understanding legal…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Forensic science is an integral component of the criminal justice system with applications in investigations, intelligence, courts, and disaster victim identification. However, it has been the subject of international critiques and a factor in high-profile cases of wrongful conviction. This…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit will enable students to understand how tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time there is an increasing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit applies a sociological lens to the terrain of racial, religious and ethnic relations in Australia. It introduces theories of race, ethnicity, indigeneity and whiteness and applies these to historical and contemporary race and religious relations and the empirical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit is designed to introduce students to the issues and processes associated with working with offenders, particularly those in prisons or under the supervision of community corrections. The unit explores issues pertaining directly to how best to work with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school
    OnlineWinter school

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

    This unit applies a critical sociological perspective to health, illness and medicine. Each year the unit will use topical examples to explore expert and public knowledges about health and illness, the social distribution and patterning of health and illness, inequalities…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    How do we learn to 'do' gender? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the world…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSpring school

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

    This unit is concerned with the question of the changing/evolving nature of violence in the international realm. Part one of the unit will trace the emergence of modern thought about violence through theoretical 'traditions' and the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The public policy arena presents a complex framework of actors, politics, instruments, and practices. This unit examines the broad range of theories, models, influences, and players that shape the development of Australian public policy. It aims to equip students with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit takes an environmental justice perspective in introducing students to the dynamics that shape contemporary environmental policy (including green politics) with broad appeal to students of politics and policy, justice studies, environmental studies and science. The roles of politics…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the roles and functions that the police play as a major agency of governance in society. The structures and strategies of policing are analysed and the relationships between the police, other governmental institutions and the general public…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the role of police in supervising emergency management, specifically focusing on command and control in policing. Operational policing practices are addressed in a variety of circumstances, and students are exposed to the issues involved in supervising command…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    SENIOR SECONDARY • = ATAR 65 or equiv. or • Concessional Entry or • Schools Recommendation TAFE/VET = Certificate IV or equivalent in any discipline PREVIOUS TERTIARY STUDY • Completed University Preparation Program or equivalent or • a minimum of 2 (25 credit points) undergraduate units of study with no failures* COMPETENCY/WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE • Statement of personal competencies (includes work and life experience) with associated evidence

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    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.

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