Course Description

Adopts a contemporary approach to the education of practitioners in the areas of policing and corrections.

Students will develop an understanding of the theory and research that informs policing practice and offender management, as well as excellent academic literacy skills, including cultural awareness. The course facilitates students' practical skills and provides opportunities to apply learning.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $6,600 per year full-time, $13,200 total course cost
International Students: $30,400 per year full-time

Duration

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 91.2% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 92.5% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 94.6% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 61.5% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 24.1% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $62,700 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 074068A
Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: C25

Entry Requirements

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to meet the admission requirements of the Western Australian Police or the Department of Corrective Services. Applicants who have previously completed equivalent police or corrections training in another jurisdiction will be considered for entrance.

Admission requirements for WA Police can be found at www.stepforward.wa.gov.au

Admission requirements for Corrective Services (Community Custodial Officer, Juvenile Custodial Officer or Prison Officer) can be found at www.correctiveservices.wa.gov.au/careers/opportunities/default.aspx.

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: 70

 

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