About the course

The ADPP is delivered collaboratively by Charles Sturt University and NSW Police Officers. The ADPP integrates field-based education, classroom, practical sessions, officer safety training, and NSW Police corporate computer systems training. In addition, the NSW Police Force includes physical fitness, drill and a variety of mandatory NSW Police specific sessions to complement subjects contained in the ADPP.

Applications for this course should be made directly to Charles Sturt by applying online. Entry to the ADPP is competitive and subject to the operational needs and priorities of the NSW Police Force.

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Please note there are minimum Academic and english requirements for admission to the Associate Degree in Policing (ADPP). These requirements ensure that our future students have the best chance for success.

The English language proficiency test, required to study the ADPP (e.g. IELTS test) requires the scores as listed below:

  • A minimum overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no score below a 7.0 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.

If you don’t currently meet the English language criteria, you can sit the IELTS test or if necessary, get further assistance to be able to meet the requirements.

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Study modes

Face to face teaching hours for full-time students are equivalent to the full-time study load within the university sector.

Session 1

Session 1 has two study mode options:

  • KPOL - Full time study – studied over 16 weeks and classes are online. Classes are generally scheduled Monday to Friday and full-time students should expect to be in class from Monday morning until Friday afternoon.
  • EPOL - Part-time study – studied over 32 weeks and classes are online.  Class times vary and are generally run in the afternoons and evenings.

Session 2

Session 2 is studied for 16 weeks, full time, on campus at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn.  Classes are generally scheduled Monday to Friday and full time students should expect to be on campus during this time.  Some weekend activities may be required. Additional requirements to remain onsite may be enforced during COVID with leave being granted by approval only.

For further information on the study mode please visit the Study mode information page.

Enrolment through: Goulburn campus
Study mode: Full-time (mixed mode) or part-time online (session 1 only)
Entire normal course duration: Full-time duration: 20 months (five sessions)
Part-time online for (session 1 only - 1a and 1b) duration: 24 months (six sessions)
Sessions broken down in locations of study:

Full time

Session 1 will be studied over 16 weeks, online.

Session 2 students will study on campus at the NSW Police Academy, Goulburn to complete a further 16 weeks of training before attestation.

Part time

Part Time combines two sessions of online study (session 1a and 1b). They will then join the full-time on campus students for Session 2 at the NSW Police Academy, Goulburn.

Sessions 3, 4 and 5 involve field-based education and are studied part-time, online while employed as a Probationary Constable.

Admissions course code: Full-time (mixed mode) - KPOL
Part-time online (session 1 only) - EPOL
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