Singapore University of Social Sciences

Operating as One Home Team

Operating as One Home Team (HTA001x)

Applications Open: 01 May 2023

Applications Close: 15 June 2023

Next Available Intake: July 2023

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $52.84

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: SUSS Academy


Rapid technological advances, demographic and societal changes and resource constraints have made Home Team operations more complex. Each of the Home Team Departments is highly competent and professional in its functional domain. However, the merits of synergising the potential and resources of each department are far greater than the sum of each individual department. The Home Team concept is the core principle underpinning the way Home Team Departments plan, coordinate, train and operate, thus ensuring synergy and effectiveness towards keeping Singapore safe and secure. This module is targeted at equipping new Home Team Officers with an understanding of the Home Team concept, the roles of different Home Team Departments, the operational challenges and the basic principles behind joint-operations.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER
E-Learning: - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus. To be confirmed


  • Evolution of the Home Team Concept
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Home Team Departments
  • Current Operational Challenges
  • Home Team Departments Operating as One
  • Introduction to Concept and Principles of Joint Operations
  • Levels and Types of Joint Operations

Learning Outcome

  • Define the ‘Home Team’
  • Identify the roles of the different Home Team Departments
  • Describe how the safety and security landscape have evolved
  • Discuss the operational challenges facing the Home Team officers
  • Expand on the need to work as one Home Team
  • Describe the fundamental principles of joint operations
  • Illustrate joint operations and collaborations in the Home Team
  • Demonstrate analytical judgement on the need for Home Team Departments to collaborate to achieve a common mission
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