JST150 Introduction to Tertiary Studies (Policing) (8)

The aim of the subject is to prepare students for the academic requirements of the Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) and Bachelor of Policing. The subject furthers students' skills for undertaking Bachelor-level policing studies. The subject provides opportunities for students to learn to manage their study time effectively, think critically, undertake research, organise and summarise information to meet assessment requirements, write essays or reports, reference correctly and use information and communication technology for learning in a policing studies context.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Policing Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is restricted to students who have not previously undertaken tertiary studies and are enrolled in Bachelor of Policing or Bachelor of Policing(Investigations).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify their learning style and discuss how that style may be utilised for effective learning in their Bachelorlevel studies
  • be able to prepare a study plan designed to assist in achieving study goals whilst also meeting personal and family commitments
  • be able to think critically about, and undertake research on, selected topics and issues within the relevant degree being undertaken
  • be able to organise and summarise information for the purpose of meeting assessment requirements
  • be able to plan and write an essay on a topic relevant to policing studies
  • be able to reference correctly according to CSU requirements
  • be able to use information and communications technology, particularly within the CSU online learning environment, to support learning


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategies for critical thinking
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Organising and summarising information
  • Academic writing
  • Academic integrity, referencing: academic standards in writing
  • Learning online: staff.csu and other resources


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.