The Professional Development Program is for current students who have completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma.
This usually involves a minimum of one year of study, and the completion of 48 points.
Each year five or six students are selected to participate in a Professional Development Program with the Western Australian Police Service. Selection is based on a written submission by students and an interview.
The program generally takes place between November and March and involves four weeks of service.
Each student is rostered to a police officer and will participate in all the officer's activities as an observer.
One week is spent participating in fingerprint collection and crime scene procedures at the Police Academy Scenario Village.