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Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership

The Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership is designed to produce graduates who embody integrity, professional knowledge, and social skills, making a positive contribution to society. The course incorporates policing organisations, police leadership and cybercrime organisations that require research skills and critical thinking. Through these areas, the course develops transformative organisational and police leadership capabilities which will enable police managers, police leaders and field specialist to thrive in the current global environment and actively and strategically pursue criminals.


CRICOS Course ID: 115131M

Admission

Domestic Students

Completion of an AQF Level 7 or above higher education qualification (or equivalent) in any discipline and at least two years relevant policing experience in a managerial or leadership role. Applicants are also required to provide a recent police check (not more than 90 days old). Applicants must submit a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the above criteria, or equivalent.


Professional Entry Option: Applicants with demonstrated minimum five years relevant policing experience may apply for entry to this course subject to approval by the Program Director.


International Students

Completion of an AQF Level 7 or above higher education qualification (or equivalent) in any discipline and at least two years relevant policing experience in a managerial or leadership role. Applicants are also required to provide a recent police check (not more than 90 days old). Applicants must submit a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the above criteria, or equivalent.  


Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require an International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of 6.5, with a score of not less than 6.0 in any of the four skill areas, or equivalent. 


Note: International students must hold a valid student visa. There are numerous conditions that apply to a student visa. A holder of a student visa may not work, paid or unpaid, for more than 40 hours in any fortnight during semester time. Current information on student visa conditions may be found here at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500


Relevant Policing Experience

The following supporting documentation is required to demonstrate relevant policing experience:

  • Certified copies of relevant managerial or leadership qualifications or micro-credentials completed, if relevant;

  • Evidence of relevant policing managerial or leadership experience (of people or projects) in the form of a current CV. This includes a full work history that details the major activities undertaken, such as managing a team of people, managerial components of major projects, and/or delegation responsibilities.

  • Two current, signed references that are policing work related, including managerial or leadership duties.

  • Statement of Intention outlining the motivation to study, previous education, employment history, and how this course can assist in career aspirations or progression.


Special or Alternative Admission Arrangements

Special admission pathways are also open for educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis with Recognition of Prior Learning, professional accreditations, and the provision of a portfolio of work for entry to micro credential and single units.


Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit for previous learning may be obtained through the processes of articulation, credit transfer and recognition of prior learning or a combination of these processes. Students who wish to apply for RPL must provide evidence in terms of completed qualifications along with other relevant documentation.

Learning Outcomes

CLO1 Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of police leadership scholarship and practice, public service, and police agencies.


CLO2 Apply advanced and coherent crisis communication skills and partnerships to guide, lead and mentor others in the area of police leadership.


CLO3 Apply digital literacy skills to search and critically appraise relevant literature for professional development and career acceleration in police leadership.


CLO4 Critically reflect, synthesise, and evaluate data, intelligence, and decision-making in police leadership.


CLO5 Operate at a high level of personal and professional autonomy for leading, guiding, and mentoring others in public service and police leadership.


CLO6 Utilise professional skills for leadership, and ethical conduct in police leadership.

Fees

Global Online and Mixed Mode Fees:

Tuition per unit: AUD$2,300

Total Course Fees: AUD$18,400

Amount payable per semester for full-time study: AUD$9,200

Application Fee (non-refundable): AUD$500

Deposit component of tuition fees (non-refundable): AUD$500

Total amount paid up front and prior to issue of Confirmation of Enrolment: AUD$9,700


On Campus International Student Fees: 

Tuition per unit: AUD$3,750

Total Course Fees: AUD$30,000

Amount payable per semester for full-time study: AUD$15,000

Application Fee (non-refundable): AUD$500

Deposit component of tuition fees (non-refundable): AUD$2,000

Total amount paid up front and prior to issue of Confirmation of Enrolment: AUD$15,500


On Campus Domestic Student Fees: 

Tuition per unit: AUD$2,500

Total Course Fees: AUD$20,000 

Amount payable per semester for full-time study: AUD$10,000

Application Fee (non-refundable): AUD$500

Deposit component of tuition fees (non-refundable): AUD$500

Total amount paid up front and prior to issue of Confirmation of Enrolment: AUD$10,500


Please note: all tuition fees are subject to annual review

Delivery Mode

Delivery locations: Global Online; Mixed Mode (video conferencing); On Campus (face-to-face)

Full-time Duration: 1 year

Part-time Duration: up to 4 years

Intakes: up to Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester


See the timetable to confirm individual unit availability

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