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Thu, 25 May 2017

JCU to help Queensland Police advance their careers

Professor David Low signs the agreement as Inspector Danny Shaw looks on.
Professor David Low signs the agreement as Inspector Danny Shaw looks on.

Members of the Queensland Police Service will be given an edge in their career advancement with the introduction of a new accreditation arrangement with James Cook University’s College of Business, Law and Governance.

QPS members who have undertaken the QPS Management Development Program (MDP) will receive credits towards a Master of Business Administration from JCU.

Dr Josephine Pryce, Course Coordinator for the MBA, said the new partnership is win-win venture for QPS and JCU.

“For QPS members this partnership affords opportunities for them to advance their careers in a timely manner and in a way that ensures they have the knowledge, qualifications and experience they need,” she said.

“JCU’s internationally recognised MBA program will complement and enhance participants’ insights into businesses and associated matters. For JCU this partnership means being able to support the professional development of QPS personnel and explore opportunities to connect with the broader community.”

QPS spokesperson Superintendent-Commander Katherine Innes said the organisation strives to support a professional workforce to deliver superior policing services to the community.

“The Queensland Police Service is committed to providing development opportunities that are contemporary,” she said.

“Access to tertiary qualifications benefits our Police and ensures they are exposed to modern and innovative research.”

Dr Pryce said the flexibility of the JCU MBA would act as an added incentive to QPS members who were considering taking up the opportunity to complete the course.

“Participants will be able to study in an online e-learning environment, so that their studies can continue even if they are relocated,” she said.

The QPS Management Development Program provides opportunities for QPS members to demonstrate their ability and potential to undertake future management roles, and is a prerequisite to promotion within the organisation. This partnership with JCU will allow QPS personnel to continue their development though a mapped articulation into the MBA program.


Dr Josephine Pryce (JCU)
E: Josephine.pryce@jcu.edu.au
P: (07) 4232 1426