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Leadership and Management (Policing and Security)

18 months
21600 AUD/year
17600 AUD/year
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The Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) program from Charles Sturt University 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 Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) program from Charles Sturt University offers the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge across three pathways: national and international policing, a work-based project or a research dissertation. A 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. 

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. 

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.

Designed and delivered in collaboration with industry leaders, this course ensures you'll be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate policing leadership activities and policies across your areas of responsibility. You'll 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.

Established in 1993, Charles Sturt'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.

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'll drive the development and delivery of strategic and operational leadership challenges and review operational command priorities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Management in Law Enforcement and Security
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Operational Command 
  • Organisational Communication 
  • Operational Command 
  • Executive leadership in law Enforcement and Security  
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • hold an undergraduate degree in a related area, or have qualified for an equivalent award; OR
  •  have completed the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) or subjects deemed equivalent by the Course Director.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    17600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17600 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Canadian or UK Students: $17,600


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