Course Structure

Units and course structure

ACAP delivers three teaching periods (trimesters) per year, which can be completed on-campus, online or in a combination of both. To complete the degree, students must complete 24 units.

The sample structure below outlines a two-year full-time study completion schedule for the Bachelor of Policing and Justice:

Typical first year

Trimester 1:
Academic Enhancement
Criminal Justice
Police Studies
Police and Diversity

Trimester 2:
Drugs and Crime
Fundamentals of Law
Police and Accountability
Theoretical Criminology

Trimester 3:
Crime Prevention
Issues in Criminal Justice
Sentencing
Global Policing

Typical second year

Trimester 4:
Criminal Law and Procedure
Organised Crime
Police and Indigenous Populations
Policing and Mental Health

Trimester 5:
Corporate Crime
Investigative Processes
Police and Young People
Victimology

Sixth Trimester:
Contemporary policing Issues
Federal Criminal law
Public Order Policing
Terrorism and Policing