PPP243 Operational Policing Practice 2 (16)

This subject focuses on the probationary constable performing duties in an 'assist' role. It focuses on the application of the key police practice domains of legislation,investigation, professional practice and community engagement.The focus on application requires students to engage in problem solving and decision making in the field.I provides opportunities to combine theoretical knowledge with workplace practice. It utilises authentic workplace tasks to build an Operational Portfolio of competency which demonstrate the knowledge, skills and qualities required for effective operational policing practice in an assist role.


ADPP Period 1 (08)
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 2 (28)
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 3 (38)
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 4 (48)
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 5 (68)
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 6 (78)
Goulburn Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP243. 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 Assoicate Degree in Policing Practice.

Students will require internet access.


PPP145 and PPP146 and PPP147 and PPP148 and PPP149 and PPP150 and PPP151 and PPP233 or PPP152 and PPP153 and PPP154 and PPP155 and PPP156 and PPP157 and PPP233

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to complete their individual workloads as a probationary constable under supervision
  • be able to render assistance as a probationary constable under supervision
  • be able to perform operational policing duties at a professional level as identified in the NSWPF Operational Portfolio
  • be able to apply legislation to different operational policing situations
  • be able to apply investigative practices to different operational policing situations
  • be able to utilise communications strategies for effective operational policing


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • operational policing: shift preparation; undertakng patrols/environmental scanning; operational safety; responding to incidents;information gathering, collating and recording
  • evidence, criminal defences and Brief of Evidence preparation
  • pre-arrest powers
  • crime trends and hot spots
  • engaging with diverse groups in the community
  • managing individual workload and resilience
  • professional decision-making and developing a leadership role
  • social media

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PPP243 in Period 6 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 %
Written assignment 1
Written assignment 2
Online quiz
Operational portfolio

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 36 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Workplace learning is undertaken through students engaging in policing duties in the capacity of a Probationary Constable. Students will be assessed on their application of skills through an Operational Portfolio and will work approximately 36 hours per week over a 12 week period.

In terms of weighting it is recognisded as 40% of the subject.

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.