Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements to enrol in the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials?

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How do I enrol in the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials?

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Can I defer my place in the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials?

No, this Course cannot be deferred.

What does the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course cost and can I defer my fees?

The cost of the course 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 Study Assist for information about deferring fees via FEE-HELP and how the loan is repaid.

There is no loan fee for the course.

When can I submit a police application to the NSW Police Force?

Once you have enrolled in the course, visit About the Course & Applying for information.

Why do I have to complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course to join the NSW Police Force?

The course is designed to better prepare applicants for the Associate Degree in Policing Practice and a career with the NSW Police Force.

Does completing the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course guarantee me entry to the NSW Police Force?

No. Successful completion of the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course does not guarantee recruitment, selection or training as a policing student, or future employment with the NSW Police Force.

What will I study in the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course?

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What are the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials study mode options?

For part time and full time online study mode options visit About the Course & Applying for information.

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The course is only offered online.

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Do I need a computer or laptop to do the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course?

Yes. Visit About the Course & Applying for information.

Do I get a grade score for completing the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course?

No. Students who complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course will receive a SY-Satisfactory or US-Unsatisfactory result.

What do I have to do to pass the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course?

Successfully complete course session requirements. Assessments in the Course that assess/examine a student’s literacy and numeracy skills and examine a student’s understanding of the policing and law focused learning content.

Can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

No. Recognition of Prior Learning will not be awarded for the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course.

What happens if I fail?

Students can apply for admission to another session offering of the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course.

I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Criminal Justice or Bachelor of Policing and Public Safety. Do I have to complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course?

Yes. All applicants must successfully complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course as part of the mandatory requirements to apply to join the NSW Police Force. Visit the NSW Police Recruitment website for full details about applying to join the NSW Police Force.

If I have a Bachelor of Policing from another university, do I have to complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course?

Yes. All applicants must successfully complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course as part of the mandatory requirements to apply to join the NSW Police Force. Visit the NSW Police Recruitment website for full details about applying to join the NSW Police Force.

What assistance does the University provide for mature age students and students commencing tertiary study for the first time?

The University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course is an enabling foundation level course. However, if it has been some time since you have studied, Study Link literacy, numeracy and writing for university short online course are available. Visit Study Link for information.

Once you are a Charles Sturt student, Academic Skills Advisers provide individual and group workshops, together with information packs on topics such as time management; effective reading and note taking; literacy and numeracy; and exam preparation.

How do I obtain my Course transcript after I complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course?

Once you successfully complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials course and grades are released, you will receive an email with login details to access your digital transcript via the My eQuals website.

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