Promotional Pathway

When you start at the Academy you’ll be a Trainee Constable.Smiling female officer in formal uniform

Tasmania Police has a strong relationship with the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and all of our study and promotion opportunities (from Trainee Constable to Inspector) form part of either an under-graduate or post-graduate UTAS study program.  We also recognise relevant prior education.

For people interested in the promotion process within Tasmania Police there are many opportunities available.  All of our promotion processes are merit based and police officers who have completed the necessary course/s of study are free to apply.

Rank structure

As you complete the relevant training, study and obtain the necessary experience you can apply for promotion. The promotion path is:





Assistant Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner