SA Policing Degree

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UniSA's Bachelor of Business (Policing) program provides a professional level of management education for South Australian Police Officers.

The Bachelor of Business (Policing) is designed to enable graduates to acquire skills and knowledge that will assist them to work and develop as productive and socially responsible Police Officers in a local and global context.

The program

The Bachelor of Business(Policing) consists of nine core courses and three electives. The program can be completed in 1.5 years full-time equivalent. The Bachelor of Management (Policing) is a voluntary degree, with broad opportunities to recognise previous study and experience Police Officers have acquired throughout their career.

Courses covered within the degree include but are not limited to: Management Principles, Criminology, Restorative Justice, Ethics, Law of Administrative Procedures, Organisational Behaviour and Managing Decision Making.

On completion of the degree, students may choose to continue with postgraduate study to further advance their knowledge in management.


UniSA is committed to providing flexible study options that give you a choice about when and where you choose to study. The Bachelor of Business (Policing) is designed for Police Officers who wish to combine part-time or full-time study with work. Most courses are available through online delivery, external delivery and on campus which gives you the freedom to balance your study requirements together with your work and home life.

Entry requirements

The Bachelor of Business (Policing) is open to South Australian Police Officers only. Applicants must have an Advanced Diploma of Policing or equivalent; and permanent appointment to Constable. The equivalent includes: Police Studies Certificate plus 14 years SAPOL service or Associate Diploma in Justice Administration and 5 years SAPOL experience. Students will be granted 12 courses credit for previous study of the above.

Applications into the degree are to be lodged via SATAC either online or in hard copy. The hard copy SATAC guides can be purchased at newsagencies across the State.

Further information

For more information, please contact Fiona Walker or phone 8302 7141 .

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