PPP241 Session 4 Policing Practice (8)

The student engages in operational policing as a colleague with a Field Training Officer on at least 50% of general duties policing tasks. This is completed under supervision for 14 weeks and covers 6 core areas of policing. The student applies theory to practice, demonstrates integrity, shows a positive attitude and demeanour to members of the public, communicates clearly verbally and in writing and responds immediately to protect members of the community and colleagues. He or she may work with members of at least one specialist unit. The student will continue to advance their understanding of Briefs of Evidence.

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


Term 2 (15)
Goulburn Campus
Term 3 (45)
Goulburn Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP241. 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

Available only to students in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice AND Bachelor of Justice Studies (Policing)


PPP231 and PPP232

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Demonstrate, through actively engaging in the 6 core policing areas and discussion with fellow officers and Supervisors (these are measured at a level suitable for a Police Officer with 28 weeks experience):
  • attainment of skills levels/benchmarks as standards set for session 4
  • ability to work as a colleague with a Field Training Officer on at least 50% of general duties policing tasks and complete all tasks with minimum direction and supervision indirect.
  • ability to work with members of specialist units.
  • commitment to personal development and positive attitude and demeanour
  • application of policing theory and procedures to practice
  • clear communication verbally, in writing, by computer and radio to members of the community and colleagues
  • honesty and integrity in practice
  • immediate response to protect members of the community and colleagues
  • effective use of supervision
  • adherence to legislation (particularly the Police Service Act), Police Service policies and procedures, Statement of Values and Oath of Office
  • ability to comply with lawful directives
  • the earning and maintaining of the confidence of the Commander
  • In addition, students should be able to demonstrate:
  • an ability to identify poorly completed components in a Brief of Evidence
  • an ability to identify relevant procedures which have been poorly completed
  • an ability to explain the impact which poorly completed Briefs of Evidence can have on court proceeding


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • shift preparation / preparing oneself for duty
  • shift preparation / vehicle safety and condition
  • undertaking patrols
  • operational safety
  • responding to incidents
  • communication / verbal
  • information / gathering, collating and recording
  • managing individual workload
  • critiquing components of a brief of evidence, and relevant procedures

The subject utilises the competencies from the Diploma of Public Safety (Policing) as indicators of performance.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.


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.