Study mode

What are the entry requirements into the course?

To be eligible to apply for the Associate Degree in Policing Practice you must meet the entry requirements.

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

How will I study?

There are two study modes available in the Associate Degree.

Option 1

Full-time mixed-mode delivery over 20 months.

  • Session 1 is studied over 16 weeks online
  • Session 2 is studied over 16 weeks at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn
  • Session 3, 4 and 5 are studied part-time, online, whilst working as a Probationary Constable, for a further 42 weeks.

Admissions application code - KPOL

Option 2

Part-time online delivery over 24 months.

  • Session 1 is broken down into two periods (Session 1a and Session 1b), 32 weeks online
  • Session 2 is studied over 16 weeks at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn
  • Sessions 3, 4 and 5 are studied part-time, online, whilst working as a Probationary Constable, for a further 42 weeks.

Admissions application code - EPOL

How much will it cost?

The cost of study for the Associate Degree in Policing Practice is for each equivalent 8-point subject. Rates and income thresholds quoted are as of 2022 and are subject to annual review.

2022 Fees

Is there a FEE-HELP loan fee?

Yes, there is a loan fee for the Associate Degree in Policing Practice if you choose to defer payment of your fees. You also have the option to pay you fees upfront, if you prefer.

Is there a student services and amenities fee?

Yes, Visit the SSAF information page for more information

What are the Session dates?

2022-2023 Dates

Is there any financial support while studying the ADPP?

Yes, there are a few financial supports services you can reach out to. Below are links for further information that you may find helpful

Associate Degree in Policing Practice financial support and scholarships

Austudy or Youth Allowance

What will I need while studying the ADPP?

Students will require a computer or laptop with the following minimum applications or equivalent to participate in the ADPP and to complete their assessments:

  • Microsoft Office suite, capable of reading Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - latest version
  • Media player
  • Headphones and/or speakers to listen to recorded learning content and to participate in online sessions
  • Stable internet connectivity
  • Installed Zoom

Assessments cannot be undertaken on a mobile phone or device.

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