The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Graduate Certificate in Police Management

A Brief Description

The public safety industry operates through discrete sectors. Policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards for police personnel that should be contextualised within the specifics of each police jurisdiction/agency/organisation’s policies and procedures. POL80115 – Graduate Certificate in Police Management allows for the attainment of general skills in police management. The qualification covers skills that allow police staff to employ advanced knowledge and highly skilled practice in strategic and operational management within a police environment.

Qualification Overview​

The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification POL80115 – Graduate Certificate in Police Management. Successful candidates will need to complete 6 units of competency.

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Units of Competency

POLGEN007 – Review policing governance and accountability compliance
POLGEN008 – Conduct an appreciation of incident management
POLGEN009 – Contribute to and implement policing strategy and policy
POLGEN010 – Demonstrate high level management capabilities within a policing context
POLGEN011 – Demonstrate leadership capabilities in a policing context
POLGEN012 – Manage risk within a policing context


You will be asked to complete 6 subjects via RPL. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.


The time to complete depends on the quality of your application including the evidence you provide to support your claim. It is anticipated the process will take two to three months or less for a full RPL and is mostly dependent on you completing the evidence table so that your assessor can review it, have a professional conversation with you and with your referees about you.


Our team of industry professionals is led by David Bradford, a former QUT Lecturer, Director of Operational Training in the Department of Communities.

BIAE admin will be responsible for scheduling and negotiating training dates and delivery suitable to your workplace and/or personal situation. The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education will issue your qualification.

Our Student Handbook is publicly available for download in the footer of our website.

You can also have a red through our FAQ page to learn more about some of the trainers



  • Any current licences
  • Detailed CV or work history with all supporting documents including hobbies/interests/special skills outside work
  • Training History
  • Certificates/results of assessment for prior courses undertaken
  • Results/statement of attendance/ certificates for in-house courses, workshops, seminars, symposiums, etc.
  • Results/statements of attendance/ certificates – club courses e.g. first aid, officials, surf lifesaving, etc.
  • ‘Blue Card’ – Working with Children Check
  • Police check documentation
  • Diaries/task sheets/job sheets/log books/performance appraisals/other work samples that demonstrate your competence
  • Membership of relevant professional associations
  • References/letters from current or previous employers/supervisors
  • Industry awards
  • Any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience and competence.

Note: Candidates also need to provide contact details for two referees who can confirm their industry skills in context and over time.


There are no mandated entry requirements for the program.


This qualification does not involve a mandatory Vocational Placement. However, the units in this qualification may require additional work-based assessments. we strongly endorse and encourage you to take on volunteer work while studying This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training


We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 008 775 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.


As you will be working with client groups who are vulnerable and at risk, you will almost certainly require police checks and working with children checks/disability checks. 

A National Police Check certificate will list any court outcomes that can be disclosed, along with pending charges. This includes any interstate matters. The certificate won’t include any restricted court outcomes, such as certain juvenile convictions. 

If you have a previous conviction, please discuss this with your course consultant to determine if it will impact your ability to secure volunteer work in the community services industry. 


Unfortunately, we do not currently have any funding available for this qualification.

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