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Certificate III in Police Studies

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National Code10262NAT
TAFE SA CodeAC00059
Course TypeAccredited Course
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfilePolice OfficerPolice Officer
FacultiesLegal Studies
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery


Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Online601341Apply Now OnlineFT & PT 
Adelaide City601319Apply Now On & Off CampusFT & PTDay Only

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • If there are more applicants than available places, TAFE SA will make offers based on date of application.
    • For further information on studying this course online contact (08) 8207 8322 or

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    The Certificate III in Police Studies provides pre-entry training for careers with the South Australia Police and other law enforcement agencies.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Police Studies (10262NAT)
    This is a pre-application course designed to assist people pursuing a career in policing or other law enforcement and compliance roles. The content and delivery methodologies further develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required to improve prospects of recruitment with SAPOL. The course includes guest lectures from serving police officers, practical exercises and opportunities to meet and talk with police officers in relation to the practical elements of policing in South Australia. 9 core units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.