Course Title: Apply Policing Principles and Practices in a Justice Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6077

Course Title: Apply Policing Principles and Practices in a Justice Environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 54.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2010,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Tony Trevan

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 4512

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to identify and apply the structure, function and role of Policing in Victoria within the Criminal Justice Community.  It also includes the investigation and implementation of appropriate Policing strategies and processes to deal with drugs and intoxicated persons, cultural diversity, and to work with people with special needs and psychological disorders.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no Pre-requisites for this course

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU379 Apply Policing Principles and Practices in a Justice Environment


01 Investigate the history and role of Policing in Australia

02 Analyse the role of Police in society

03 Investigate Ethics and Accountability for Police

04 Anlayse the Police organization and its relationship with Government

05 Analyse the powers of Police in contemporary Australia

06 Analyse the relationship between Public and Private Policing

07 Investigate the concept of Community Policing

08 Analyse the use of Emergency Management Plans and the role of Police in Emergency Management

Learning Outcomes

See elements

Overview of Assessment

Assesment of this course will include:

  • Active participation in class room and field Case Studies
  • Weekly Journal entries per class topics
  • Group Oral presentation
  • Exam