Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)


Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)


The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) BPolicing(Investigns)


Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) (2419PI)

Online - Manly

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) must meet the following Admission Requirements:

* Applicants must have successfully completed the Diploma of Policing (CSU), or the Diploma of Applied Policing (CSU), or the Diploma of Policing Practice (CSU), or the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (CSU), or the Diploma of Public Safety (Policing) (PUA50212), or a recognised law enforcement recruit training program in their jurisdiction.

* Applicants must also have completed or be undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Police Investigations) (PUA60312) or its equivalent detective training or education program in another jurisdiction.

English Language Proficiency
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements apply.


CSU Credit Policy

Upon admission, students are awarded a credit package for their prior policing industry experience and training.
Credit may be available for other prior study, subject to CSU credit regulationsdiscuss with Course Director.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

All students commencing from 201930 will complete five core subjects. The number of electives each student must then complete to graduate is determined by the academic credit package they receive.

Core subjects

  • JST301 Applying Criminology To Crime Reduction (Mandatory first enrolment)
  • JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing.
  • JST311 Evidence and Investigation
  • JST312 Criminal Law and Investigation Management
  • JST325 Accountability and Policing


  • JST310 Information and Investigation
  • JST313 Investigative Interviewing
  • JST322 Crime Reduction
  • JST324 Team Management and Leadership
  • JST344 Terrorism Awareness
  • JST345 Theoretical, Applied and Forensic Victimology
  • JST346 Criminal Investigation in Racially and Ethnically Diverse Societies
  • JST347 Police and Media
  • JST456 Islam and Policing in the Modern World
  • POL303 Organised Crime

With the approval of the Course Director other electives may be taken from the following disciplines: psychology, criminology, politics and sociology.

Enrolment Pattern

The core subject JST301 Applying Criminology to Crime Reduction, is a mandatory first enrolment subject for those entering the course.

For those entering the course from 201930 an additional core subject, JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing, will be required.

The following core subjects are also mandatory:

  • JST311 Evidence and Investigation
  • JST312 Criminal Law and Investigation Management
  • JST325 Accountability and Policing

Remaining elective subjects are undertaken in accordance with student choice and subject availability, until graduation requirements are met.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST456 Islam and Policing in the Modern World

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.