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

Overview  2021

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school, Spring school (extended)
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Tasmania Police, Tasmania Police Intake 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
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. Graduates with this degree will have learned the following:

  1. to understand and analyse complex issues concerning policing practice in contemporary society;
  2. to understand the changing roles and expectations of police in the context of a changing society;
  3. to articulate the interaction between theory and practice in police studies;
  4. to develop a broad array of intellectual, practical and professional capabilities; to develop critical, analytical and communication skills;
  5. to organise and conduct research projects.

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.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies) Conventional Pathway in requires completion of the 300 credit points comprising:

  • a 100 credit point major in Police Studies;
  • a 100 credit point major in either Sociology, or Politics and Policy and;
  • 100 credit points of Electives

The In-Service Pathway requires the completion of 300 credit points comprising:

  • 262.5 credit points of core units;
  • 37.5 credit points of core option units.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Complete 25 credit points of Intermediate units.

This is the core intermediate unit for any students enrolled in the Bachelor of Justice Studies. The Unit combines knowledge of the international human rights framework with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities inherent in the pursuit of global…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

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

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

Certain types of crimes are perpetrated across national borders and require a unified regional or global response to combat them. This unit will critically examine the transnational system of criminal justice that attempts to regulate cross border crime, asking questions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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

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

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

This unit uses the theoretical concept of ‘Lifeworlds’ (lived social, cultural, political and economic realities) to frame an exploration of the Lifeworlds of palawa People in lutruwita/Tasmania, inclusive a small comparative component relating to Noongar and Navajo Peoples. The Lifeworld…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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 understanding of the concepts and approaches developed by sociologists to explain major social changes in Western democracies from the end of the 18th century to the present.The unit is divided into…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Core

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

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

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

Elective

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 1
HobartSemester 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
HobartSemester 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

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

How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.Note: If you are also completing a major in International Relations you will complete HIR101 and HPP101 in one major and HSS113 and a Discipline Elective of your choice in the other. You will need to uConnect to advise of your chosen additional discipline elective.

Core

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Elective

We live in an uncertain and challenging era where global issues increasingly affect our local daily lives. Forty years of uneven globalisation has been accompanied by the rise of corporations, regional and international institutions, and international nongovernmental agencies. As important…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit uses the theoretical concept of ‘Lifeworlds’ (lived social, cultural, political and economic realities) to frame an exploration of the Lifeworlds of palawa People in lutruwita/Tasmania, inclusive a small comparative component relating to Noongar and Navajo Peoples. The Lifeworld…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

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

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

Core

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

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

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

 
Elective

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
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 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

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

This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their undergraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement in the Parliament as part of their undergraduate studies. Students interested in an internship should contact the relevant course coordinator for details about which opportunities may be available in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

You will complete 100 credit points of Elective units in the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies).

Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University in areas such as Health, Business, Science and the Creative Arts. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.

You can also use this space to complete a major from another course*.

Please contact UConnect if you need more information or if you want to add an elective major to your study plan.

To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in. You can complete any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for.

*Some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.

We want your study experience with us to be as smooth as possible and we know that choosing from lists and lists of electives can sometimes be overwhelming.

The guides and links below are presented to help you navigate all of these options and find the electives that are best for you.

However, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at UConnect if you need any help.

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Please enrol in all units, with the exception of HSP317 and HSP318. HSP317 and HSP318 are your Probation units which you enrol in on successful completion of your Recruit Program.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

This unit explores two important aspects of policing related to investigations - (i) custody and dentention 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

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

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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 on the demand for, and the supply of illicit and licit drugs.Policing policies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

This is a foundational unit of study for trainee police officers studying at the Tasmania Police Academy. The focus for the unit is on developing the legal knowledge and skills required of a graduate police constable performing general duties in…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

Probation units

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please enrol in all units, with the exception of HSP317 and HSP318. HSP317 and HSP318 are your Probation units which you enrol in on successful completion of your ATP Program.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

This unit explores two important aspects of policing related to investigations - (i) custody and dentention 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

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

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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 on the demand for, and the supply of illicit and licit drugs.Policing policies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

This is a foundational unit of study for trainee police officers studying at the Tasmania Police Academy. The focus for the unit is on developing the legal knowledge and skills required of a graduate police constable performing general duties in…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

Probation units

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please enrol as per your approval from the Academy.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

One of the most risky activities anyone can undertake in contemporary society concerns road-use - travelling in or on a vehicle, or as a pedestrian. This unit examines the risks associated with road-use and the significant roles that police play…

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

This unit explores two important aspects of policing related to investigations - (i) custody and dentention 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

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

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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 on the demand for, and the supply of illicit and licit drugs.Policing policies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTasmania Police
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

This unit engages police officers in intensive reflective practice. The core focus is having police officers think about their policing practice during period since completion of their recruit training and engaging in reflective thinking about how they might improve their…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is a foundational unit of study for trainee police officers studying at the Tasmania Police Academy. The focus for the unit is on developing the legal knowledge and skills required of a graduate police constable performing general duties in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Please enrol as per your approval from the Academy.”

Complete one of:

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Emergency management is when our communities, the public sector (government agencies), the private sector (businesses) and the not-for-profit sector (charities) work together to strengthen society’s capacity to withstand, plan for, respond to and recover from disasters. This unit will provide…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

Complete both:

Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in a prescribed topic of special interest in Policing. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students who have demonstrated potential for honours. Enrolment in this unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed for constables participating in the first qualification process (QP1) for promotion to the rank of sergeant. It builds on the formal legal training provided at recruit level as well as practical experience gained since graduation. It…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Please enrol as per your approval from the Academy.”

Complete one of:

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Emergency management is when our communities, the public sector (government agencies), the private sector (businesses) and the not-for-profit sector (charities) work together to strengthen society’s capacity to withstand, plan for, respond to and recover from disasters. This unit will provide…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)
HobartTasmania Police Intake 1

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

Complete both:

Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in a prescribed topic of special interest in Policing. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students who have demonstrated potential for honours. Enrolment in this unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed for constables participating in the first qualification process (QP1) for promotion to the rank of sergeant. It builds on the formal legal training provided at recruit level as well as practical experience gained since graduation. It…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Please enrol as per your approval from the 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
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

The unit engages students in higher level police skills and capabilities required of operational policing in an increasingly complex social, cultural, and economic environment. Students will engage with practical assessment focused on responding to and critically analysing emergency situations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Please enrol as per your approval from the 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
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

The unit engages students in higher level police skills and capabilities required of operational policing in an increasingly complex social, cultural, and economic environment. Students will engage with practical assessment focused on responding to and critically analysing emergency situations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Please enrol as per your approval from the Academy.”

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

Please enrol as per your approval from the Academy. You will receive credit for HSP316 on successful completion of HSP300.

TP3A Students will analyse a case study involving the use of social media in the light of Tasmania Police policy and procedures. The case needs to be considered in the light of academic literature on policing organisations (such as police…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Awarded as credit on successful completion of HSP300:
 

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

Please enrol as per your approval from the Academy. 

Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

Forensic science is becoming an integral component of the criminal justice system. However, the role of forensic science in the criminal justice system is only now beginning to emerge as an area of research interest among criminologists.This unit provides a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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 1
HobartSemester 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
HobartSemester 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

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

This unit provides the foundations for a critical understanding of theories, policies and practices in relation to the prevention of violence against women. It aims to increase students’ knowledge of the current empirical research in relation to violence against women;…

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

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

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Uses a number of sociological concepts, such as (post)industrial society, democracy, individualism and modernity, as tools for understanding the changing character of Australian society. These tools are used to interpret new developments in such topical areas as class and work,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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.

Sex Crimes and Criminals is an applied, interdisciplinary unit taught by criminal lawyers, psychologists and criminologists. It examines the nature and prevalence of sex crimes, impacts upon survivors ('victims') and the profiles of sex offenders.The unit explores key challenges facing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. These include several categories of special admission. Entry to the course occurs normally in February, and there may be limited entry in July.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS: IN-SERVICE PATHWAY

Applicants must be employed as a Tasmania Police Recruit or Serving Police Officer.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS: CONVENTIONAL PATHWAY

Domestic Applicants who have recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2020, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 56.20 The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your individual subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Applicants for the Theatre and Performance major who have not met the ATAR requirement may be asked to undertake an audition or interview in order to be admitted to the course.

For all other majors, please refer to Alternative entry pathways below.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

International applicants

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. These include several categories of special admission. Entry to the course occurs normally in February, and there may be limited entry in July.

In-Service pathway: Applicants must be employed as a Tasmania Police Recruit

Conventional pathway: For Police Officers who joined Tasmania Police before 2010 and for all other applicants who are qualified for entry under the University Rules of Admission.

Students who have passed HSP107 Introduction to Policing and wish to continue on to the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies) Conventional Pathway may seek advanced standing for up to 25 credit points of introductory student electives.

A student who has completed or partly completed another degree from this University or another approved institution can apply for credit for their previous study towards the BSocSc(PoliceStudies) degree.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $99,244 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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