SSS019 ADPP Bridging (8)

The aim of this subject is to prepare prospective policing students for the academic requirements of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.(ADPP) The subject introduces students to the most recent developments in policing studies in a University environment and develops the academic skills needed to become both a successful policing student and an officer in the NSW Police Force. The subject provides opportunities for students to learn to manage their study time effectively, think critically, undertake basic research, organise and summarise information to meet assessment requirements, write essays and reports, reference correctly and use information and communication technology for learning in a policing studies context. The professional demand for graduates to have exposure to the most immediately relevant content requires that a student may only attempt completion of this subject twice and that there should be a currency period of not more than two years for any successful graduate of this subject.

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


Office for Students

Enrolment Restrictions

Students may only enrol in this subject if they have already applied for the ADPP course and have been unsuccessful in gaining entry to that course on the grounds of "academic ineligibility".

Students may only enrol in this subject twice in any two year period.

Successful completion of this subject confers eligibility for a maximum of two years during which time the student can reapply for entry to the ADPP course.

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 the Associate Degree in Policing Practice
  • 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 selected topics and issues within the Associate Degree in Policing Practice
  • Be able to undertake basic research on a topic or issue relevant to policing studies
  • Be able to organise and summarise information for the purpose of meeting the types of assessment requirements within the Associate Degree in Policing Practice
  • Be able to plan and write a short essay or report 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:
  • Introduction to policing studies with Charles Sturt University and the NSW Police College
  • Becoming an effective policing student
  • Police as critical thinkers
  • Police as researchers
  • Presenting a case, Part 1: Organising and summarising information
  • Presenting a case, Part 2: Academic writing
  • Academic integrity, referencing: Academic and police standards in writing
  • Learning online: staff.csu and policing online


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or 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.