Northern Course FAQs
You can apply to study in Launceston or Hobart by identifying this preference during the Tasmania Police application process. There are no restrictions as to who can apply to study in Launceston, however selection preferences will be given to people who are already based in the north or northwest of Tasmania.
There will be times when the northern-based recruits will need to travel to Hobart and be on-campus at the Rokeby Police Academy due to operational training and assessment requirements. This will include one-week blocks throughout the course. These dates will be outlined at the commencement of the course.
As the University of Tasmania is our valued training-delivery partner, the Launceston-based recruits study at the UTas Newnham Campus.
The northern-based course is conducted simultaneously with the academy-based recruit course. As a satellite course, it is delivered through a combination of online learning, live classroom streaming and face-to-face instruction.
All recruits successfully completing the course graduate in an official ceremony at the Hobart police academy.
Yes, northern-based recruits who are usually based in north-west Tasmania will be offered accommodation in the Launceston CBD at a subsidised cost. Travelling long distances each day is not the preferred option, however the choice will ultimately be up to individuals.
Those recruits who are part of the Launceston-based course will likely be posted to their home district of northern or northwest Tasmania. Recruits who undertake their training at the Rokeby academy may be posted to the south, north, or northwest depending on organisational needs however personal circumstances are always considered.