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Doctor of Police Leadership

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Doctor of Police Leadership is a coursework higher degree that is designed for senior law enforcement executives. It provides the opportunity for personal development and the in-depth exploratory study of a professional area of practice.

About the course

The purpose of the course is to provide a coursework doctorate designed to suit the individual educational and professional development requirements of senior law enforcement personnel.

The course will link executive development for police with tailored tertiary study and research to provide a professional experience which will also add to the body of knowledge in the area of policing practice.

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of a wide range of
    research methods
  • design research using these research methods
  • research, develop and write a research proposal, ethics approval application, literature
    review, description of research methodology and timelines for a major research dissertation
  • demonstrate an understanding of, and analyse, a range of current and emerging issues in
    policing and security
  • analyse and evaluate a range of Australian and international case studies in policing and
    security
  • demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the utility of a range of theoretical and
    practical approaches to best practice in policing and security
  • analyse differences and similarities that exist in best practice within law enforcement and
    other government security and emergency roles
  • analyse a range of approaches for implementing change to achieve best practice in
    policing and security
  • identify and discuss their professional development needs
  • demonstrate an understanding of organisational behaviour and issues
  • demonstrate an understanding of the major theoretical and practical approaches to
    executive leadership
  • analyse and evaluate a range of case studies in the application of executive leadership to
    actual situations both internal and external to policing

Course structure

Four core subjects:

GPM707 Research Methods (32 points)
GPM708 Current Issues in Policing and Security (32 points)
GPM709 Identifying Best Practice in Policing and Security (32 points)
GPM710 Executive Command (96 points)

Enrolment pattern

Year one

Session 1

GPM708 Current Issues in Policing and Security (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM708 Current Issues in Policing and Security (Completed)

Year two

Session 1

GPM709 Identifying Best Practice in Policing and Security (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM709 Identifying Best Practice in Policing and Security (Completed)

Year three

Session 1

GPM707 Research Methods (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM707 Research Methods (Completed)

Year four

Session 1

GPM710 Executive Command (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM710 Executive Command (Continued)

Year Five

Autumn

GPM710 Executive Command (Continued)

Session 2

GPM710 Executive Command (Continued)

Year six

Session 1

GPM710 Executive Command (Continued)

Session 2

GPM710 Executive Command (Completed)

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Manly

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

6 years by distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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