About the Course
COVID-19 NSW Police Force Recruitment Branch Special Announcement
With the spread of COVID-19 and the impact this has had on the community and particularly those in the workforce, we have been looking at ways to help in our own small way. To that end, for the next six (6) months only (06/07/2020 to 31/01/2021) if you have completed the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE) which is the mandatory pre-qualifying course through Charles Sturt University in the last 3 years (06/07/2017 to 06/07/2020) and have NOT lodged an application with the NSWPF, we will NOW accept a NSWPF application without you having to renew the UCWE.
With a starting salary before overtime and penalty rates of $73k, there has never been a better time to join the NSWPF. Policing is a diverse career and specialist areas such as Airwing, Dog Unit, Highway Patrol, Water Police, and Police Rescue may be available after initial operational tenure as a general duties officer.
For more information head to police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment
Study Mode and Key Dates
The UCWE is offered online and includes a final on campus examination.
There are two options to study the UCWE:
- Online over eight weeks (average of 20 hours engagement per week) see course notes below.
- On campus over five weeks (average of 32 hours engagement per week) no courses scheduled for 2020 or 2021.
This course will be offered online over eight weeks and five weeks on campus, depending on demand. On campus sessions, if offered, may be run from either Dubbo, Port Macquarie, Sydney or Wagga Wagga.
Register your interest
To register your interest in a five-week on campus session, send us an email with your contact information.
In your email, please include your:
- full name
- postal address
- phone number.
Please note: There are no five weeks on campus sessions scheduled for 2020 or 2021.
Please note: the UCWE final exam is held online at your home and is a closed book exam (refer to the exam dates in the schedule below). In exceptional circumstances, students unable to complete the exam on the scheduled examination date may be eligible for a second examination date - these situations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Future Online Course Dates
|SESSION CODE||APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OPENS||OFFER OF ENROLMENT INTO SESSION CEASES||ACCEPTANCE OF ENROLMENT OFFER CLOSES||SESSION COMMENCEMENT DATE||EXAMINATION DATE||COURSE END DATE|
|202112GD||12 October 2020||1 January 2021||8 January 2021||11 January 2021||5 March 2021||6 March 2021|
|202132GD||4 January 2021||26 February 2021||5 March 2021||8 March 2021||30 April 2021||1 May 2021|
|202142GD||1 March 2021||23 April 2021||30 April 2021||3 May 2021||25 June 2021||26 June 2021|
|202152GD||26 April 2021||18 June 2021||25 June 2021||28 June 2021||20 August 2021||21 August 2021|
|202172GD||21 June 2021||13 August 2021||20 August 2021||23 August 2021||15 October 2021||16 October 2021|
|202182GD||16 August 2021||8 October 2021||15 October 2021||18 October 2021||10 December 2021||11 December 2021|
Students will require a computer or laptop with the following minimum applications or equivalent to participate in the UCWE and to complete their assessments:
- Microsoft Office suite or equivalent, capable reading Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint
- Adobe Acrobat Reader - latest version
- The two above software programs are provided free of charge to students on the Charles Sturt University website
- QuickTime 7 or VLC media player
- Headphones and/or speakers to listen to recorded learning content and to participate in online sessions
- Stable internet connectivity
Note: Assessments cannot be undertaken on a mobile phone or tablet device.