Courses & Units

Police Leadership, Strategy, and Engagement HSP406

Hobart

Note:

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 victoriapolice.enquiries@utas.edu.au.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Police Leadership, Strategy, and Engagement
Unit code HSP406
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Doctor Angela Dwyer
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider

Availability

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

Key

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

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 25/10/2021 17/11/2021 20/12/2021 13/2/2022
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091105 $3,625.00 $1,701.00 not applicable $3,625.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching

AssessmentPlan (50%)|Attendance|Presentation|Reflection|Critique (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Ratcliffe, Jerry H. (2019) Reducing Crime: A Companion for Police Leaders, Routledge: London.

All other required readings and some learning activities will be provided to you through the unit’s MyLO page. Additional readings and learning activities will be provided at the residential.

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