Master of Leadership and Management (Policing and Security)

About the University

Founded in 1989, Charles Sturt University (澳洲 查爾斯特大學, CSU) is the 8th largest Australian public university, offering over 300 programs with range from PhD, DBA, Master and Bachelor degrees.

CSU offers programs through 5 main campuses in the New South Wales region (Alburby-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga); study centers located on Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Online, to provide convenient access to students.

CSU is one of the most experienced providers of online education in Australia.  Every year, more than 25,000 students around the world study through CSU world-class online education program.

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Accreditation Status

Charles Sturt University is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), an Australia’s independent national regulator of the higher education sector.


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– CSU is a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
– CSU is a 3 Star AEN rated University

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About the Program

CSU’s Master of Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) 領導及管理(警政及保安)碩士課程 develops your knowledge and high-level professional practice by analysing the challenges of contemporary executive leadership and equipping you with the skills to meet them.

This degree offers the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge across three pathways:
– national and international policing,
– a work-based project or
– a research dissertation.

The focus on international policing examines the broad body of knowledge of the history and context of international policing, including relevant developments in Australia and overseas.

Choose your career pathway The dissertation enables you to undertake advanced research in a specialist area of practice, while the work-based project will hone your specialist skills in designing improvements to a process, policy or practice, resulting in a comprehensive report, journal article, training program or policy recommendation.

Refine your cutting-edge skills You’ll develop your executive leadership skills and capability across law enforcement, security and international policing, and build advanced skills in applying research and investigative outcomes to strategic planning and management. This course will position you to make high-level, independent assessments and provide sophisticated, empirically based analysis of current and emergent policing and security challenges.

Align your knowledge with current practice Designed and delivered in collaboration with industry leaders, this course ensures you will be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate policing leadership activities and policies across your areas of responsibility. You will refine your skills and knowledge towards the revision, analysis, consolidation and synthesis of knowledge and understanding of law enforcement and security, and identify and provide appropriate responses to complex challenges.

Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security Established in 1993, CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is the leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security.

Program structure:

The Master of Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) consists of 96 points.

Graduate Certificate (32 points)
GPM428 Operational Command (16 points)
GPM413 Motivation and Engagement (8 points)
One 8 point elective

Graduate Diploma (64 points)
Completion of Graduate Certificate, and
GPM425 Applied Management in Law Enforcement and Security (16 points)
GPM414 Organisational Communication (8 points)
One 8 point elective

Masters (96 points)
Completion of Graduate Diploma, and

– Option 1
GPM512 Executive Leadership in Law Enforcement and Security (16 points)
GPM507 International Policing
One 500 level 8 point elective

– Option 2
JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal (16 points) #
JST531 Dissertation (16 points)

– Option 3
GPM512 Executive Leadership Law Enforcement and Security (16 points)
EMG505 Work Based Project (16 points)

– Students will be able to select as electives any subject offered by the AGSPS.
– Students should refer to latest handbook for subject offering schedule and availability.

# The following subject(s) may have a residential school component.
Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.
JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal (16 poitns)

Duration and Enrolment Pattern

About 1 to 2 years, depending on your own study pace

Sample Study Pattern

Term 1 2 3 4 5 6
Session Feb-Jun Jul-Oct Nov-Feb Feb-Jun Jul-Oct Nov-Feb
1 Year Study Pattern:
4 Subject x 3 Sessions
4 4 4
1.5 Year Study Pattern:
3 Subject x 4 Sessions
3 3 3  3
2 Year Study Pattern:
2 Subject x 6 Sessions
2 2 2 2 2 2

When it comes to postgraduate study, CSU understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. CSU team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have.

Whether you are studying online or on campus, CSU has a dedicated program to help you fill knowledge gaps, enhance skills and build your confidence.

Study Link offers a great range of short, self-paced, online subjects that will help improve your essay writing; critical thinking; and English, math and science skills. Subjects take between 16-40 hours to complete and you will be supported by a subject coordinator who will guide you through your study. Study Link is ideal if you feel you need to top up your knowledge bank or you haven’t studied for a while. What’s more, Study Link courses are FREE if you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student at CSU (and very inexpensive even if you’re not). You can enrol for an online subject or an intensive weekend workshop on our Study Link website.

Career Opportunities

As a highly experienced professional in the policing and security industry, you will use the in-depth skills secured in this course to enhance your senior leadership capabilities. Your analytical skills will be critical in identifying and managing competing risks and priorities across administrative and operational environments. You will drive the development and delivery of strategic and operational leadership challenges and review operational command priorities.

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Entry Requirements
1. Applicants should fulfill either one of the following requirements:
– an undergraduate degree in related area from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent); or
– Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) or subjects deemed equivalent by the Couse Coordinator.

2. English language proficiency

Application Status
Session 1 2018 (Feb – Jun)
Session 2 2018 (Jul – Oct)
Session 3 2018 (Nov – Feb)


For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
by phone at 3482 8241 / 3482 8251; or
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Programme information is correct at time of publish.  The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.  

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