Courses & Units

Applied Policing Practicum 1 PEM210


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 residential component of the recruit training course. The APPP involves 70+ tasks that illustrate a student’s ability to put into practice the knowledge and skills explored in Level 1 and Level 2 units and at the police academy during the recruit course. These tasks may include submission of a public intoxication report, writing and submitting arrest reports and associated court files, attendance at and submission of a coroner’s investigation file, and similar professional tasks that a Constable commonly fulfils. As with any probationary process, the student must complete tasks to the satisfaction of their workplace operational supervisor, and in their portfolios, students are required to provide evidence of their capacity to perform at the level of case analysis, report writing, practical reflection, and professional meticulousness expected at the rank of Constable. Students will be required to meet quarterly with their supervisor and/or Applied Policing Practicum Managers, at which time they will complete their two critical reflections as a basis for discussions about their progress. The progress on completion of tasks is reported on a quarterly basis by Recruit Training Services to the respective Divisional Inspector. Completion to a satisfactory level of 100% of the tasks is then reported to the University of Tasmania, and students will be recorded as having completed their practicum requirements. Students’ Critical Reflections will be submitted as part of their portfolios for review by their operational supervisors and to the link in the MyLO site for review by their academic supervisors.


Unit name Applied Policing Practicum 1
Unit code PEM210
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Doctor James Dwyer
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2023 22/11/2023 26/12/2023 18/2/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically apply the conceptual knowledge acquired during residential training to engage in ethical and professional practice in the field
  • Identify and apply the most appropriate tools to assist in making informed, evidence-based, and ethical judgements in the field;
  • Critically reflect on the inherent tension between the personal and the professional, and the relationship of this tension to integrity
  • Critically reflect on gaps in your skills and knowledge that arise in the practical application of your learning in the field
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $1,919.00

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AssessmentPracticum Portfolio Applied Policing Practicum Portfolio (APPP) (individual; formative) (40%)|Practicum (individual; summative) (40%)|Critical Reflection (individual; summative) (20%)
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