JST531 Dissertation (16)

This dissertation will require students to examine a specific aspect of their Course of studies.  The dissertation must result from original and independent research conducted by the student for this course and have prior approval of the  Academic Supervisor.  The research should examine aspects of  practice with reflection on best practice and the development of policy.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST531. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Must be enrolled in of one of the associated Graduate Diploma Courses. The associated courses are the Graduate Diploma of Investigation Management, Fraud and Financial Investigation,Criminal Intelligence, Terrorism Safety and Security.



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to complete empirical research in an area of practice related to specialist area of investigation or practice.
  • be able to write concise research report and critically discuss research undertaken
  • be able to discuss results of research and formulate recommendations for 'best practice' in the area of research and specialisation.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Conduct empirical research in area of specialisation. - Produce review results of research. - Write up findings of research. - Develop recommendations from research conducted. - Teach and Support

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST531 in Session 2 2020. 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 %
Research project and dissertation schedule

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.