GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16)

This subject will examine the broad spectrum of government and non-government activities that constitute the countering of terrorism. This will span the activities of the military, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies of governments at local, regional, and international levels. It will also incorporate the practices understood as 'Countering Violent Extremism' and the role played by non-national security agencies of government and the increasing role of civil society organisations and community organisations.


Session 2 (60)
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: GPM514. 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


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of counter terrorism together with critical approaches to policies and practices
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to research, analyse and critique counter terrorism in the diverse contexts of local, regional, and international perspectives
  • be able to critically analyse, consolidate, and synthesise historical and contemporary counter terrorism
  • be able to critically analyse the countering of terrorism at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels
  • be able to communicate an informed understanding of key counter terrorism strategies to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • be able to make high level, independent assessments, and provide sophisticated, empirically based analysis of current and emergent counter terrorism approaches and challenges in a scholarly, law enforcement, intelligence, military or other related contexts


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Counter Terrorism Strategies
  • Military role in Counter Terrorism
  • Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Law Enforcement and Counter Terrorism
  • Corrections, Prisons and Prisoner Management and Counter Terrorism
  • Countering Terrorist Finances
  • Counter Terrorism Legislation
  • Countering Violent Extremism
  • Ethical Challenges

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of GPM514 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Key insights and takeaways
Counter terrorism briefing paper

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