Diploma in Police & Security Studies

In the fast paced environment that we live in today, our police and security personnel play an extremely vital role in maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety of our key installations.

Target Participants
This course is designed for personnel in the police and security industry who wish to further their qualifications in police studies and security management.

 Course Information

Course Date:

14 October 2019

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 2.5 years

This course consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC)

Course Frequency:

3 times a week, 7pm to 10pm on weekdays

Application Period:

29 April 2019 - 30 June 2019

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Modular Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 


SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens


Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above


Singapore Citizens aged below 40


Singapore Permanent Residents


Others & Repeat Students


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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

Graduates can look forward to career opportunities in roles such as Police Officer, Auxiliary Police Officer and Security Manager.

Graduates from the following diplomas may be exempted from the elective Chief Security Officer training modules in their application for the Security Officer Licence:

  • Diploma In Police & Security Studies;
  • Diploma In Police Studies & Security Management;
  • Diploma In Management & Police Studies.

In order to qualify for a full exemption to the Chief Security Officer PWM grade, one must pass the mandatory Chief Security Officer training module which is the ‘Manage Security Agency Within Legal Framework’.

For exemptions in PWM years-in-service criteria, graduates may write in to SPF_Licensing@spf.gov.sg and submit evidence of relevant experience in the security industry/ uniformed service.

 Contact Us


Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Diploma in Police & Security Studies, participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.

Modular Certificate in Introductory Management 1

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

Provides an understanding of the key functions of management and the practical issues confronting managers today. Topics include planning, organising, leading, controlling, international management and ethics and social responsibility.


To equip working adults to be competent in using office automating tools to function and contribute effectively in an increasingly technologically driven workplace. Emphasis is placed on giving participants hands-on training exposure to beef up their competencies in integrating and applying several useful features of commonly used applications software packages for word processing and spread sheets in their work place. The trainings will be reinforced through individual assessments and projects with presentations. The overall aim is to foster creativity in participants in leveraging on the use of computer tools to effectively improve the quality of work and increase efficiency.


This subject will give learners an overview of crafting reports and making oral presentations, skills which are essential in the working world. Students will be taught to select information for case notes, plan and organise it for short reports and cases. Students also will learn how to plan and deliver oral presentations, use visuals, anticipate questions and respond to questions fielded by audiences. To achieve the intended outcomes, students will craft a report given case notes. Another outcome is to enable students to make effective presentations.

Modular Certificate in Introductory Management 2

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

The subject will cover the key functions relating to management of employees performed by line supervisors. Topics include employee recruitment and selection, motivation, people development, performance management, employee counselling, conflict management, employee discipline & grievance handling and team building.


Introduces the participants to the concept of law, to foundational principles and the legal system under which the laws in Singapore operate. Also deals with the Criminal Law of Singapore, covering the main offences and defences in the Penal Code (Cap 224).


This subject will help students learn the communication skills that are vital for their success at the work place. Students will be taught appropriate skills to conduct themselves effectively in a working environment. Students will be taught to write appropriate emails, memos and letters for inter-office and intra-office communication. Students also will learn the skills of conducting themselves professionally. Additionally, students will be taught different types of business documents such as agenda, notice of meeting and minutes of meeting. Through the above learning experiences, students will develop effective professional communication skills that are essential in their working lives.

Modular Certificate in Police & Security Business Studies

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

Covers basic concepts and approaches in the study of criminology and contemporary explanations of crime and criminal justice.


Covers data collection, data analysis and sampling methodologies, data presentation incorporating descriptive cum summary measures, index numbers and time series. It also introduces students to the concepts of probability and distribution.


Covers the risk management function, aspects of risk identification, analysis and prioritization, risk management planning, risk reduction and risk monitoring.


Provides participants with an understanding of the basic accounting principles and the general framework of the accounting process. Participants will also be taught financial planning processes and will be able to explain profit planning using pro-forma statement fundamentals.

Modular Certificate in Security Studies 1

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

Provides participants with knowledge of the basic principles of electronic protection and the application of various electronic security equipment. The module will cover an assessment of various electronic security devices such as operating principles, cost effectiveness, advantages and limitations.


Criminal Procedure introduces the relevant provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code and the cases interpreting the provisions. Participants will be acquainted with the documents and proceedings leading to a criminal trial and the conduct of such trials. The criminal justice system and the range of penalties will also be covered. The Law of Evidence provides an examination of the Evidence Act. Topics covered include the admissibility of evidence, the burden and the standard of proof and the concepts relating to the competency, comparability and corroboration of witnesses.


Examines aspects of physical barriers in security protection. It will cover an assessment of various materials and products used in controlling access, protection in external and internal areas and a review of building security.

Modular Certificate in Security Studies 2

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

Introduces aviation security and practical work conditions in the aviation industry. It emphasises the practical applications of concepts and skills dealing with airport security issues.


Covers various aspects of security management including the responsibilities of a security manager, the security organisation and security management systems.


Covers the key theoretical and practical approaches. Participants gain both knowledge and skills relating to mediation and counseling through simulations, role-play and work-based scenarios.

Modes of Assessment


Class Tests

Written exams 

Minimum Entry Requirements

‘O’ Levels
  • At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes
  • and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Higher Nitec
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR
  • GPA ≥2.0 and
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services

  • Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Nitec in Technology/Services

  •  Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA ≥2.0 with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

WSQ Qualification

  • Relevant WSQ Qualification with at least 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA (Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy SOA (Level 6)

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017