For Experienced Police Officers or Former Members of the Police Service

If you love the job but want a lifestyle change for you and your family, then Tasmania Police could be for you.

Accelerated Training

Accelerated training courses are scheduled to commence:

  • September 2018
  • February 2019

Selection for our courses generally take between 3 – 6 months to complete so if you are interested in these course you need to contact Tasmania Police Recruiting ASAP at

Minimum Requirements

To be eligible for the Tasmania Police Accelerated Learning Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed two years or more post probation service as a police officer within Australia or New Zealand, be a current sworn member, or have been separated from an Australian or New Zealand Police Service for less than four years*.
  • Be either an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or have permanent Australian residence status.
  • Possess a current manual drivers licence.
  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain, the qualification equivalent to the national ‘Provide First Aid’ standard (also known as Apply First Aid/Senior First Aid).
  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain, the Bronze Medallion/Police Rescue Swimming Award.
  • Have a satisfactory police service record and be of good character.
  • Be physically fit and healthy.

How do I apply?

To apply you must submit an Expression of Interest and accurately reflect your service dates therein.

Selection Process

Tasmania Police Recruiting Services will facilitate the following assessments:

  • Integrity/background checks will be performed to identify any criminal/traffic offences.
  • Complaint history as a serving police officer will be conducted.
  • Physical Fitness Testing.
  • Written Job Suitability Testing.
  • Interview before a Selection Board.
  • Referee Checks.

Medical Checks

Medical Checks are the responsibility of applicants to arrange (Tasmania Police Recruiting do not facilitate medical checks).

Upon successful completing the interview you will be given a Medical Package that you will be required to take to your General Practitioner (GP) to complete.

This package will assess your current health, as well as previous surgery and medical conditions.

As part of this medical assessment you will also need to have your hearing tested by an Audiologist, and your eyesight tested by an Optometrist.

The cost of medical checks is the responsibility of applicants.


The length of the Accelerated Training Program will be determined on an individual basis with consideration to individual skills, knowledge and qualifications. Training is conducted at the Tasmania Police Academy, Rokeby (for further information about the Academy, please see ‘About the Role’).

You will be provided instruction on Tasmanian legislation and Tasmania Police policy and procedures, information systems, firearms, operational safety tactics and physical training. After successful completion of the training program, members will be posted to a 24-hour City Police Station (Hobart, Launceston, Devonport or Burnie). You will be subject to a six month probation period. Members of Tasmania Police are required to serve in any geographical location according to organisational requirements.

  • Rank is not transferred.
  • You train as a Recruit and graduate as a Constable.
  • After completing 6 months’ probation you can apply for recognised prior learning and qualifications to be recognised.
  • Your pay level will be determined by Employee Services prior to commencing the course.

* Applicants who have been separated from an Australian or New Zealand Police Service for a period greater than four years, will be considered if they have been engaged in a similar role. In this case, the period of separation can be extended to 7 years.

Further Information

If you have any questions relating to the Accelerated Training Program please contact us.