Certificate III in Police Studies


This is a pre-application course designed to assist people pursuing a career in policing or other law enforcement and compliance roles. The content and delivery methodologies further develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required to improve prospects of recruitment with SAPOL. The course includes guest lectures from serving police officers, practical exercises and opportunities to meet and talk with police officers in relation to the practical elements of policing in South Australia.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


9 core units.

Subjects you can Study:

Apply ethics to issues in policing; Apply key concepts in law and justice to issues in policing; Apply knowledge of contemporary social issues for police; Use workplace communication strategies; Address client needs; Contribute to conflict management; Design and produce business documents; Contribute to workplace safety; Work effectively with diversity.

Further information:

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00092B

Related Careers:

Law Clerk, Police Officer - State,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Adelaide City No info No Online 6 months
Adelaide City No info No 6 months
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Provider CRICOS: 00092B

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