Leadership and Management (Policing and Security)

Charles Sturt University

Master Online
18 months
20800 AUD/year
6656 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) 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 degree 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.

  • 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'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.

  • Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

    Established in 1993, Charles Sturt University's Australian Graduate School of Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) 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 included:
  • Operational Command 
  • Motivation and Engagement 
  • Applied Management in Law Enforcement and Security 
  • Organisational Communication
  • Executive Leadership in Law Enforcement and Security (16 points)
  • International Policing

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.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

  • either hold a Bachelor 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 Coordinator.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    6656 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6656 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Domestic students (Full Paying): $16,800
  • Canadian or UK Students: $16,800


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Leadership and Management (Policing and Security)
Charles Sturt University


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