University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE)

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Please note before reading on, the application process will change from 27/02/2023.

If you are considering a career with the NSW Police Force, one of the first steps will be completing a foundation level program called the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE) with Charles Sturt University. The course prepares you for the challenges of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice and is the mandatory academic requirement for all NSW Police Force applicants.

What you need to know (This only applies until the 27/02/2023)

Step 1: Take the Eligibility Quiz and make sure you pass it

Step 2: Ensure you meet the Physical and Medical Requirements

Step 3: Check out the Course Entry Requirements for the UCWE

Step 4: Check out the Session Dates for the UCWE

Step 5: Apply for the UCWE

  1. Select Undergraduate
  2. Select University certificate or diploma
  3. Apply to Charles Sturt
  4. Login using your Charles Sturt login details
  5. Start a new application and select Undergraduate
  6. Select the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials

Step 6: Accept your offer for the UCWE and get ready to start the first steps towards your future career

Step 7: As soon as you are enrolled in the UCWE apply for your Professional Suitability Assessment (PSA) via the Police Application - NSW Police Recruitment

What you need to know (Steps from the 27/02/2023)

From the 27/02/2023 the entry requirements to the NSW Police Force will change, please refer to the below new entry requirements from this date.

If you are considering a career with the NSW Police Force, one of the first steps will be completing an application for your Professional Suitability Assessment (PSA) via the Police Application - NSW Police Recruitment

Step 1: Take the Eligibility Quiz and make sure you pass it

Step 2: Ensure you meet the Physical and Medical Requirements

Step 3: Apply for your Professional Suitability Assessment (PSA) via the Police Application - NSW Police Recruitment

Step 4: Once you receive notification from the NSW Police Force that you have successfully passed your Professional Suitability Assessment (PSA), apply for the UCWE

  1. Select Undergraduate
  2. Select University certificate or diploma
  3. Apply to Charles Sturt
  4. Login using your Charles Sturt login details
  5. Start a new application and select Undergraduate
  6. Select the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials

Successful completion of the Workforce Essentials with Charles Sturt University course does not guarantee recruitment, selection or training as a policing student, or future employment with the NSW Police Force.

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