Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis
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Online & on-campus
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Develop best practice
This course meets your emerging needs as either a current or aspiring intelligence practitioner, providing you with a theoretical and practical foundation towards a best practice approach to intelligence.
Futureproof your career
This intelligence analysis course is primarily focused on those currently working or wishing to work as analysts in the national security, law enforcement, regulatory and private sector contexts. You'll study topics with a focus on foundation principles of intelligence, intelligence and analytics and operational intelligence.
Find your path
When you complete the graduate certificate, you may choose to further your expertise with the Graduate Diploma of Intelligence Analysis and Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis). The master's program offers three pathways: restricted electives, workplace research and pure research.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Established in 1993, our Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security. Faculty members are leaders in their fields and have significant experience and academic expertise, offering you a unique advantage in furthering your knowledge and expertise in this emerging field.
Wherever you want to take your career in the intelligence analysis field, you'll be able to demonstrate high-level skills in the collection, collation and analysis of information. You may support criminal investigations and manage and assess large volumes of disparate data, applying contemporary analytical tools and techniques to produce actionable operational and strategic intelligence.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis need to satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
- Have completed a relevant Charles Sturt University intelligence short course, or an industry based course recognised by Charles Sturt University.
- Hold an undergraduate or post-graduate qualification in criminology, justice, or security studies.
- Be working as an intelligence practitioner in a law enforcement, national security, regulatory, or commercial agency.
- Demonstrate professional experience in one or more intelligence practitioner contexts (strategic, operational, or tactical intelligence).
- Satisfy the Course Director of other skills or professional qualifications that would make the candidate eligible for entrance into the course.
On campus requirements
Some online subjects include a compulsory or optional residential school. These are an opportunity to come on campus for between one and five days for face-to-face learning.
You'll meet your lecturers and classmates, put theory into practice in our facilities, and could take part in anything from exam prep workshops and guest speaker presentations, to lab work and research tutorials
You can also take advantage of our on-campus accommodation, and access specific grants and financial assistance to help you attend.
If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience. The Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security is regularly liaising with a number of other law enforcement agencies to assess credit packages based on internal industry courses that allow articulation into the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Master of Intelligence Analysis. These credit and articulation arrangements are progressively being established and details of finalised packages are made available on the Charles Sturt University Credit Pathway Management system (CPM) as they are finalised.
Position yourself as an intelligence professional with the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis from Charles Sturt University. Develop a foundation of analytical skills that are in demand across a field that is experiencing significant growth.
Recommended Study Pattern
Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis (32 points)
JST450 Introduction to Intelligence
JST428 Operational Intelligence
JST495 Intelligence and Analytics
Elective subjects to the value of 8 points from any of the postgraduate subjects offered by AGSPS
As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.
Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis
- To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.