Intelligence and Counter Intelligence - 2017

Unit summary

PICX210

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: Sem1 , Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (10%) , Assignment 2 (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit was previously known as PICX210 Homeland Security: Intelligence and Law Enforcement.

This unit provides an introduction to the fields of intelligence and counterintelligence. It focuses on the strategic, tactical and operational levels of national security; the role of law enforcement and intelligence organisations in protecting the state from domestic and foreign threats. Students will gain an understanding of the history of intelligence, the key agencies in the Australian intelligence community, the intelligence cycle and its application and the interplay between policing and intelligence. Students will engage with key relevant cases from around the world to further understand these issues and dynamics. The unit complements PICX211, which focuses on government strategies for ensuring national security.

Upon fulfilling the requirements of this unit, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. identify key agencies and functions in Australia’s national security community
  2. explain the various public and private sector law enforcement and intelligence roles which contribute to homeland security
  3. explain the integration of surveillance, intelligence and law enforcement in protecting the state from threats and vulnerabilities
  4. identify challenges to relationship building between sectors relevant to national security at the operational level
  5. assess homeland security issues from government, private sector and societal perspectives
  6. make judgments on operational needs of intelligence and law enforcement agencies in relation to legal, ethical and policy constraints.
  • Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)
  • Assignment 4 (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The strategic, tactical and operational levels of national security
2The role of law enforcement and intelligence organisations in protecting the state from domestic and foreign threats
3The history of intelligence
4The key agencies in the Australian intelligence community
5The intelligence cycle and its application and the interplay between policing and intelligence.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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