Please note, this unit is only available to students approved for study in the Public Sector Leadership & Management specialisation of R4C Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours. For further information, please contact email@example.com.
Police are expected to be ethical, diverse thinking leaders both within their own sphere of command and within their community. They ensure a safe working environment in their management of police human resources, whilst also building capability, modelling inclusivity and respect, being emotionally intelligent, and engaging in reflective practice. They are required to exercise effective strategic judgement and decision making, and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills, to influence police practice and policy in innovative, creative ways. Police leaders contribute to and implement strategic organisational change and influence police policy.
This unit engages students in the higher order leadership and engagement skills for policing in an increasingly complex social, cultural, and economic environment. Students will engage with assignment work grounded in critical reflection and leadership theories in ways that will synthesise their performance and the issues facing police today.
|Unit name||Police Leadership, Strategy, and Engagement|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Policing and Emergency Management|
Dr Angela Dwyer
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||26/10/2020||18/11/2020||21/12/2020||14/2/2021|
* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- Apply leadership theories to your practice and review your own capabilities as an ethical leader through self-awareness and reflection.
- Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to manage human resources.
- Influence and drive change in police policy and practices.
- Engage with stakeholders ensuring alignment of their needs and expectations around diversity and policing with Victoria Police’s strategic priorities and objectives.
- Apply critical thinking to make judgements and decisions that advance the Victoria Police’s purpose and direction through innovative and creative solutions to problems.
- Communicate persuasively in presentation and written formats at a level commensurate with a respectful, diverse thinking Victoria Police manager.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
In-house residential, 1 x 1 hour lecture weekly
Assessment Task 1: Leadership Essay, 40%
Assessment Task 2: Stakeholder Engagement Preparation, unweighted
Assessment Task 3: Stakeholder engagement presentation, unweighted
Assessment Task 4: Reflection on Stakeholder Engagement Exercise, 20% of the final grade
Assessment Task 5: Critical Policy Analysis Essay, 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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