Certificate III in Police Studies

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National Code10262NAT
TAFE SA CodeAC00059
Example Career ProfilePolice OfficerPolice Officer
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This is a pre-application course designed to assist people pursuing a career in policing or other law enforcement and compliance roles.



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Adelaide CityOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018

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.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    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)
    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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 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.


    The TAFE SA qualification 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.