These courses are designed to provide police officers throughout Australia, and potentially beyond, who are engaged in the area of negotiation with the opportunity to undertake postgraduate studies that will support and enhance their training. They have been developed in collaboration with the New South Wales Police Service, and will provide specialised education in the area of negotiation, building on existing skills and increasing the professionalism of officers engaged in this field of practice.
Normal course duration
Graduate Diploma: Part-time 2 years (4 sessions)
Graduate Certificate: Part-time 1 year (2 sessions)
It is expected that applicants will be serving police personnel with a vocational background in the field of negotiation, or a discipline aligned very closely with policing, for example, correctional services or the military. They must have successfully completed the Advanced Diploma of Police Negotiation or equivalent initial training.
For both the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma, students will study a practical residential subject provided by Police Trainers. These residential components are already established and the content equates to a full 8 point subject of University study. The appropriate residential will be compulsory in both the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualification. On successful completion of the residential the student will be given credit for JST466 in each award. Other credit will only be considered in relation to relevant tertiary courses.
The Graduate Certificate in Police Negotiation articulates with the Graduate Diploma of Police Negotiation and credit is awarded in the Graduate Diploma for all subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (eight subjects) for the Graduate Diploma and 32 points (four subjects) for the Graduate Certificate.
Admission to Master of Arts
Students who have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma requirements with a credit average are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts, which offers specialisations in areas of policing. Upon admission to the Master degree course, students are awarded credit for the Graduate Diploma and upon completion of the dissertation requirements for the Master degree course (a further 32 points), students graduate with the award Master of Arts (Police Negotiation)
JST463 Communication Skills for Police Negotiators
JST466 Negotiation Practicum 1**
JST464 Law in relation to High Risk Incidents
JST465 Strategy Development for Police Negotiators
Sessions 1-2 as above
JST467 Police Negotiation Management
JST469 Negotiation Practicum 2**
JST468 Psychology of Police Negotiation
and one from:
JST470 Cultural considerations in Negotiation
JST471 Terrorism and Kidnapping
** Non CSU component: residential courses provided by Police Service. These can be completed at any stage during session 1 or 2 (for JST466) and at any stage during session 3 or 4 of the Graduate Diploma (for JST469).
Associate Professor Tracey Green
Centre for Investigative Studies and Crime Reduction
Telephone: (02) 4823 2664
Facsimile: (02) 4823 2786