About the Course & Applying

Cost of Study

The cost of the UCWE for 2021 is $1,690 paid upfront to Charles Sturt or by deferral of fees via FEE-HELP. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for further information about FEE-HELP and deferring fees.

Study Mode

The UCWE is normally offered online with two options:

  1. Eight (8) weeks part time online (160 hours learning engagement over Course duration – recommended average of 20 hours per week).
  2. Four (4) weeks full time online (160 hours learning engagement over Course duration – recommended average of 40 hours per week).
    • To be eligible to undertake the Accelerated 4 week 202132GT UCWE Course you must:
      • submit your application to join the NSW Police Force by 11.59pm on Day 2 of the Course (can be submitted from confirmation of enrolment), and
      • be able to meet the learning engagement commitment (recommended average of 40 hours per week).

Final Examination

Closed book exam at home between 1.30pm – 3.30pm last Friday of session (except if a public holiday and then it would be the last Thursday of session).

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for further information about the on campus study mode and examination centres.

Future Session Dates & How to Apply

Online 8-Week Course Dates

SESSION CODEAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OPENSOFFER OF ENROLMENT INTO SESSION CEASESACCEPTANCE OF ENROLMENT OFFER CLOSESSESSION COMMENCEMENT DATEEXAMINATION DATECOURSE END DATE
202112GD 12 October 2020 1 January 2021 8 January 2021 11 January 2021 Friday 5 March 2021 6 March 2021
202132GD 4 January 2021 26 February 2021 5 March 2021 8 March 2021 Friday 30 April 2021 1 May 2021
202142GD 1 March 2021 23 April 2021 30 April 2021 3 May 2021 Friday 25 June 2021 26 June 2021
202152GD 26 April 2021 18 June 2021 25 June 2021 28 June 2021 Friday 20 August 2021 21 August 2021
202172GD 21 June 2021 13 August 2021 20 August 2021 23 August 2021 Friday 15 October 2021 16 October 2021
202182GD 16 August 2021 8 October 2021 15 October 2021 18 October 2021 Friday 10 December 2021 11 December 2021

NOTE: You must use the code UCWE in the Courses Section under University Certificate in Workforce Essentials on your application form when prompted to select the admission code.

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Online 4-Week Course Dates

SESSION CODEAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OPENSOFFER OF ENROLMENT INTO SESSION CEASESACCEPTANCE OF ENROLMENT OFFER CLOSESSESSION COMMENCEMENT DATEEXAMINATION DATECOURSE END DATE
202132GT 1 February 2021 26 February 2021 5 March 2021 8 March 2021 Thursday 1 April 2021 (due to Good Friday) 3 April 2021
202142GT 1 March 2021 23 April 2021 30 April 2021 3 May 2021 Friday 28 May 2021 29 May 2021
202152GT 26 April 2021 18 June 2021 25 June 2021 28 June 2021 Friday 23 July 2021 24 July 2021
202172GT 21 June 2021 13 August 2021 20 August 2021 23 August 2021 Friday 17 September 2021 18 September 2021
202182GT 16 August 2021 8 October 2021 15 October 2021 18 October 2021 Friday 12 November 2021 13 November 2021

NOTE: You must use the code ACWE in the Courses Section under University Certificate in Workforce Essentials on your application form when prompted to select the admission code.

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Information Technology Requirements

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 of reading Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - latest version
  • 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

Assessments cannot be undertaken on a mobile phone or tablet device.

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