Policing, Public Safety and Security, Testamur Major (T066)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T066

Previous Code:  ST1010.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This major has been retired at the end of 2023.

The major in Policing, Public Safety and Security provides a pathway that will be of specific interest to professionals working within the public safety industry (incorporating police, security organisations and other agencies involved in public safety). Western Sydney University has a long history of working closely with public safety organisations and the major draws on this experience and expertise. Through specialist subjects the program provides an in depth consideration of some of the complex challenges faced by contemporary leaders in public safety and provides a forum to examine, in detail, possible approaches to these challenges. Examples of the challenges explored within the major include the contemporary role of policing; security and public safety organisations; engaging with and policing vulnerable populations; managing offender behaviour; effective leadership and governance in policing and public safety; evidence based practice and policy development. This major has been developed to serve the needs of mid-career professionals in the public safety industry who wish to develop their leadership abilities through a Master in Business Administration.


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Professor Karl Roberts

Major Structure

This major is taught by the School of Social Sciences and is offered in Autumn and Spring sessions. Please refer to the below subjects for unit offering details and locations.

Students must successfully complete 60 credit points as listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
POLI 7002Translation from Theory and Research to Policy10
JUST 7001 Contemporary Policing Practice10
JUST 7002 Executive Leadership in Policing10
JUST 7003 Governance and Accountability in Policing Practice10
JUST 7004 Vulnerability and Public Safety10
JUST 7005 Working with Offending Behaviour: Integrating Theory to Practice10
Total Credit Points60