About the course

The ADPP is delivered collaboratively by CSU 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 ADPP.

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


COVID-19 Important Updates

You will be aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unprecedented challenges in all our lives.

The purpose of this message is to notify you of some adjustments, which have been made, to the first two sessions of study on the ADPP for full time study mode (KPOL – Mixed Mode)

Due to the current restrictions in place due to COVID-19 pandemic, the academic curriculum of the first two sessions will now be delivered as an online study mode. This means that future students will not be required to attend the NSW Police Academy, until they have successfully progressed to the final eight weeks of the ADPP Session 2 studies, this means 24 weeks study online and the final eight week period, will be focused upon the study of Practical lessons.

If in the future, should the current restrictions be lifted, the impact upon adjusted ADPP study pattern will be reviewed. Any decision to make further changes, would only be with the intention of minimising the period of the ADPP online study mode.

The adjustments made will be supported by changes to the ADPP Scholarship program, to ensure that no students are significantly disadvantaged in the prevailing circumstances.

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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.

Associate Degree in Policing (ADPP) English Language Proficiency Test, such as the IELTS test do require the below Academic total band width:

  • 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 that’s ok, you can sit the IELTS test and achieve the score you need or get further assistance to be able to re-sit the test and meet the requirements.

Next Steps

Study modes

Face to face teaching hours for full-time students are equivalent to full-time study within the University sector. Online is a study option for Session 1.

Classes are generally scheduled Monday to Friday and full-time students should expect to be on campus from Monday morning until Friday afternoon. Some weekend activities may be required.

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 terms)
or
Part-time online for (session 1 only - 1a and 1b) duration: 24 months (six terms)
Sessions broken down in locations of study:

Full time

Session 1 will be studied initially online for the first 8 weeks. Immediately after completion the online session 1 component, students will attend the NSW Police Academy and complete the remainder of session 1 consisting of 6 weeks at the Academy and 2 weeks (48 hours) field placement.

The session 2 students will return to the NSW Police Academy, Goulburn and complete a further 16 weeks before attestation.

Part time

Part Time combines two sessions of online study (session 1a and 1b), then online students join 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 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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