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Master of Police Leadership

The profession of policing is changing rapidly and increasing in complexity. The Master of Police Leadership is designed to equip graduates with the advanced knowledge in areas such as accountability, evidence-based decision making, organisational transformation, technology and data, and specialised policing domains. Students will gain valuable skills required for embedding a culture of continuous innovation to create value for all stakeholders and provide leadership in diverse policing contexts. This course will consist of an integrated set of core and specialised units and micro-credentials delivered through practicums, simulations, and workshops that focus on the principles and practice of advanced policing and police leadership.


CRICOS Course ID: 115128F

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.


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.


International student 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 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 open for educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to the course, may be considered for alternative entry based on higher education study equivalent to at least two units of study successfully completed at a registered Australian higher education institution or an overseas educational institution assessed as being equivalent by GLI.


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$36,800

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$60,000

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$40,000

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: 2 years

Part-time Duration: up to 5 years

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


See the timetable to confirm individual unit availability

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