UCWE

University Certificate in Workforce Essentials

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If you are considering a policing career with the NSW Police Force, from 2016 one of the first steps will be completing a foundation level program called the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials. The UCWE replaces the previous minimum academic requirement and is a mandatory requirement for all future NSW Police Force applicants.

The NSW Police Force wants to prepare recruits for the challenges of the Constable Education Program / Associate Degree in Policing Practice and to succeed in their chosen career. The modules were designed by the NSW Police Force and, although not policing specific, provide enrolled students with common foundational learning linked to qualities we highly value:

  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • decision-making and problem-solving
  • engagement
  • leadership
  • professionalism
  • self reflection
  • teamwork

Successful students will be awarded a University Certificate and can then apply to the NSW Police Force. The UCWE grade contributes to the NSW Police Force recruitment selection ranking score. Read more about ranking scores.

The NSW Police Force will recognise the learning currency of the UCWE for three years after the completion date.

The UCWE is now available for enrolments with Charles Sturt University.

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