About the Course & Applying

Am I Eligible?

Take the quiz to see if you may be eligible to commence an application to the NSW Police Force.

Cost of Study

The cost of the UCWE in 2021 is $1,690, and in 2022 is $1,728, paid upfront to Charles Sturt or by deferral of fees via FEE-HELP.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for deferring fees information.

Online Study Mode

The UCWE is only offered online with two options:

  1. UCWE - Eight (8) weeks part time online (160 hours learning engagement over Course duration – recommended average of 20 hours per week).
  2. ACWE - 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 ACWE 4-Week Accelerated 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).

Future Session Dates & How to Apply

Online 8-Week (UCWE) Course Dates

Please be aware that the applications 202182 session for both the 8 week and 4 week program have been extended to remain open until the 12th October up until 12:00pm. 202214 applications will open on the 13th October.

SESSION CODEAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OPENSOFFER OF ENROLMENT INTO SESSION CEASESACCEPTANCE OF ENROLMENT OFFER CLOSESSESSION COMMENCEMENT DATEEXAMINATION AND COURSE END DATE
202182GD 16 August 2021 7 October 2021 13 October 2021 18 October 2021 Friday 10 December 2021
202214GD 8 October 2021 20 December 2021 22 December 2021 10 January 2022 Friday 4 March 2022
202234GD 21 December 2021 24 February 2022 2 March 2022 7 March 2022 Friday 29 April 2022
202244GD 25 February 2022 21 April 2022 27 April 2022 2 May 2022 Friday 24 June 2022

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 (ACWE) Course Dates

Please be aware that the applications 202182 session for both the 8 week and 4 week program have been extended to remain open until the 12th October up until 12:00pm. 202214 applications will open on the 13th October.

SESSION CODEAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OPENSOFFER OF ENROLMENT INTO SESSION CEASESACCEPTANCE OF ENROLMENT OFFER CLOSESSESSION COMMENCEMENT DATEEXAMINATION AND COURSE END DATE
202182GT 16 August 2021 7 October 2021 13 October 2021 18 October 2021 Friday 12 November 2021
202214GT 8 October 2021 20 December 2021 22 December 2021 10 January 2022 Friday 4 February 2022
202234GT 21 December 2021 24 February 2022 2 March 2022 7 March 2022 Friday 1 April 2022
202244GT 25 February 2022 21 April 2022 27 April 2022 2 May 2022 Friday 27 May 2022

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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