JUST 0002 Introduction to Australian Law Enforcement (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700236

Coordinator Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Description This unit provides a broad overview of law enforcement in Australia. It aims to equip students with an understanding of power, law and authority in relation to law enforcement agencies in Australia, as well as an overview of the operations and procedures of those agencies. The unit also provides students with an understanding of what it means to become a law enforcement professional in Australia.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of law enforcement in Australia.
  2. Outline the ethics and professionalism expected of Australian law enforcement officers.
  3. Identify and explain the various operations and procedures within Australian enforcement agencies.
  4. Apply writing, referencing and problem-solving skills commensurate with tertiary studies.
  5. Demonstrate research and digital literacy skills.
  6. Participate effectively in collaborative learning environments to present information related to Australian law enforcement.

Subject Content

Power and authority
Legislation relevant to law enforcement
Who are the Police?
Private policing
Government departments
Disaster and emergency management
State law enforcement agencies
National law enforcement agencies
The impact of law enforcement on local communities
Becoming a law enforcement professional
Power and authority
Legislation relevant to law enforcement
Who are the Police?
Private policing
Government departments
Disaster and emergency management
State law enforcement agencies
National law enforcement agencies
The impact of law enforcement on local communities
Becoming a law enforcement professional

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Weekly quizzes 10 minutes per quiz 10 N Individual
Short writing task interpreting Law enforcement legislation 250 words 10 N Individual
Expository essay 750 words 30 N Individual
Group Wiki project 1000 words 40 N Group
Peer-evaluation of Wiki project 250 words 10 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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