Police Officer - Australian Federal Police (NT)
Education and Training:
To become a police officer (AFP) you usually have to gain your NTCET, or complete Year 10 plus a trade certificate. Tertiary qualifications may add to your competitiveness and, wherever possible, the AFP seeks to recruit graduates from a wide range of disciplines, not limited to law, justice or criminology studies.
To get into degree courses you usually need to gain your NTCET. Institutions have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact Open Universities Australia or the institutions you are interested in for more information as requirements may change.
To join the AFP, applicants must pass aptitude, medical and psychometric tests, as well as security checks, a fitness test and a selection assessment.
Successful applicants complete 24 weeks of training at the AFP College in Barton, ACT. Recruits graduate from the AFP College with a Diploma in Public Safety (Policing).
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
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Appointment to the AFP is based on merit, and recruits have the opportunity to seek employment in all states and territories of Australia. Overseas postings are also available.
Recruits may be employed for duties as plain-clothed Federal Agents, or as uniformed officers in community policing in the ACT.
In addition to performing a variety of duties, recruits have the opportunity to gain experience in specialised policing roles (both uniformed and plain-clothed), as well as the chance to collaborate with national and international law enforcement agencies.
Entry is highly competitive. Job opportunities depend on the level of government funding and technological change in areas such as communication, computer technology, surveillance equipment, data collection and forensic services.
The AFP is an equal opportunity employer and has an Indigenous recruitment and career development strategy.
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