Study mode

There are two study modes available in the Associate Degree.

Full time

Session 1 will be studied initially online for the first 8 weeks. Immediately after completion of the online session 1 block 1, students will attend the NSW Police Academy and complete the remainder of session 1 block 2 consisting of 6.5 weeks at the Academy and 1 week (48 hours) field placement.

Session 2 students will return to the NSW Police Academy, Goulburn and complete a further 16 weeks before attestation. (Admissions course code: KPOL mixed mode)

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 (Admissions course code: EPOL).

New intake model

SESSION CODE & CLASS NUMBERCOURSE COMMENCEMENT SESSION 2 END DATES
201975 / 340 26 August 2019 24 April 2020
201990 / 341 21 October 2019 19 June 2020
202015 / 342 6 January 2020 14 August 2020
202030 / 343 2 March 2020 9 October 2020
202045 / 344 27 April 2020 4 December 2020

The new intake model will change from three intakes on offer annually to six. These sessions are listed below for your reference, however please note these dates are subject to change.

Studying online

CSU is one of Australia's largest providers of online education and offers  the technology, support and services to ensure your study experience is positive and successful.

How does it work?

Instead of being locked in to a schedule of class times for Session 1, you will use CSU's online tools to access the study resources, communication tools and support you need to study the online component of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP). Through CSU's subject websites, you can access your subject information, keep in touch with other students and academic staff, check your grades, order library resources, stay on top of assignment due dates and submit your assignments at the click of a button.

What should you know about studying the ADPP online?

  • Part-time study: as a part-time student, you study the two sessions (Session 1a and 1b) of the course over an eight-month period, based at home, without having to resign from your current work
  • Support: you will receive subject materials and teaching aids to assist with study
  • Tutors and lecturers: can be contacted by phone (leave messages to be returned) or email to help with any enquiries or problems you may encounter
  • Orientation: orientation to your studies is provided online and at the compulsory residential schools
  • Residential schools: compulsory residential schools will be held throughout your eight-month study to simulate practical aspects of the policing profession, to provide feedback on your fitness levels, for assessment, and to network with students and teachers
  • Residential schools: there will be two three-day residential weekends and a five-day residential week in both Session 1a and 1b making a total of 22 days (11 days per session). Residential schools are generally conducted at the NSW Police Academy, Goulburn.
    All students are involved in both physical and academic activities. Students should come prepared with appropriate clothing and subject materials to suit both activities and the Goulburn climate.
  • Assessment: you will be assessed via a combination of assignments, examinations, practice simulations, presentations or seminars. The work requirements of assignments vary but often written essays, short answer questions, practical work, fieldwork or verbal presentations are used to assess skills and understanding of a topic
  • Session 2: Session 2 is conducted at the NSW Police Academy, Goulburn (16 weeks' duration). You will be eligible to apply for a scholarship / financial support. Limited on campus accommodation is available.
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