About the course
The Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) is specifically aimed at operational detectives or investigators and aims to enhance the capabilities of the professional investigator by building upon their existing knowledge of investigative practice and procedure. It is designed to complement existing in-service investigation programs or their equivalent.
The course aims to foster critical reflection upon those ethical, legal and practical issues which impact on criminal investigation.
The course has been developed in close conjunction with experienced police investigators. It is designed to meet the career needs of police officers engaged in the field of investigation.
The Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) is a nationally accredited and registered award in tertiary education.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points, comprising the credit package awarded upon admission and the remaining points to be completed during enrolment in the course.
Very important note:
In order to graduate with this award, students must be designated as detectives, or equivalent, at the completion of the program. Students who do not wish to be detectives or who will not achieve this status before the completion of the program should undertake the Bachelor of Policing rather than the Bachelor of Policing (Investigations). Please contact the Course Coordinator if you require further clarification.
Articulation and credit
Students require 192 credit points (equivalent to 24 x 8 point subjects) to be eligible to graduate.
The Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) fully articulates with the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.
Students may be eligible for a maximum of 152 points (19 subjects) credit for past policing experience and investigations experience, in-service training, and/or academic qualifications. Students with this credit package will be required to complete the four core subjects and one elective to be eligible to graduate.
The credit package above includes 24 points (three subjects) credit for successful completion of a recognised detective training program or advanced criminal investigations training.