Courses & Units

Social Conflict Resolution A HSP134



Please note: this unit is only available to students accepted into the In-Service Pathway of 13D Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies).


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 communicating with individuals and groups - including those affected by alcohol and drugs and by mental illnesses, as well as those from non-English speaking backgrounds and those threatening or attempting suicide. In addition, knowledge and skills in the use of enabling technologies for critical incident and emergency responses such a police radio, telephone and computer systems, local and national data bases are demonstrated and practiced. The relationship between police and the media is also explored. Integrity principles and issues when dealing with sensitive and personal information are examined.


Unit name Social Conflict Resolution A
Unit code HSP134
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Professor Nicole Asquith
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Police Study Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Police Study Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Police Study Period 2 26/9/2022 22/12/2022 4/5/2023 3/12/2023
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2022 23/11/2022 27/12/2022 19/2/2023
Police Study Period 1 3/1/2022 1/12/2022 5/12/2022 25/6/2023

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

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of the key concepts, legislation, policy and procedures related to the subject matter
  • identify, analyse and evaluate relevant issues and arguments, using evidence to justify your answers and /or actions.
  • communicate knowledge and research/investigation related to the subject matter in an eportfolio (eworkbook).
  • these learning outcomes guide the assessment for this unit.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090501 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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