Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Policing and Public Safety

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

Think policing, think the Bachelor of Policing and Public Safety from Charles Sturt University. It's your opportunity to prepare for a career in a dynamic and exciting profession. This degree is available online and on campus and has been designed in collaboration with the police to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for those wishing to enter this constantly evolving field.In particular, for those wishing to join the NSW Police Force (you must be an Australian citizen or permanent Australian resident and meet NSW Police Force requirements), this degree offers the opportunity to complete the bachelor's while also completing the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.


To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Standard entry requirements

A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with a minimum ATAR 55 required (including adjustment factors).ORSuccessful study at University level of at least two subjects in any area, provided the subjects are full university level.ORA completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate III or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - or equivalent.ORA completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University - or equivalent.ORPartial completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma, of at least 50% from a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - or equivalent.ORWork experience of at least two years full time or equivalent, in a related industry to the course, such as law enforcement, human services, corrections or justice administration, demonstrated by a detailed resume.

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $85,674
  • ATAR: 55
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years
Port Macquarie Domestic: $42,837
International: $71,040
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This course will also benefit those working in or wanting to work in national security whether protecting our borders or responding to the threat of terrorism.

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