Step 1 Submit Expression of Interest

If you believe you meet the Pre-Application Requirements, your first step is to lodge an Expression of Interest (EoI).

The EoI is for Tasmania Police Recruiting Services to assess your suitability, based on the Pre-Application Requirements.

If considered suitable, you will be invited (in due course) to sit the Police Entrance Exam.

Step 2 Background Checks

Prior to being invited to an Entrance Exam Day and Fitness Testing your EOI will be assessed by Tasmania Police Recruiting Services with regard to your background

Tasmania Police, as an employer, has no tolerance for illicit or illegal drug use by an employee either in their work or private life.

If you have any prior convictions, cautions, diversions, good behaviour bonds or excessive driving offences, then it is advisable that you have read the prior offence history guidelines prior to submitting an application to find out whether your prior history is likely to disqualify you from being considered for the role.

If you are still unsure then we advise you to contact Tasmania Police Recruiting Services via email – recruiting@police.tas.gov.au

All offences, including those that were committed as a juvenile, must be disclosed in your application.

If you have any contact with police during the selection process, you must inform the Recruiting Services Branch immediately at recruiting@police.tas.gov.au

To view the Tasmania Police Application Prior History Offence Guidelines, click here.

Step 3 Fitness & Suitability Tests

Recruiting Services will conduct a Fitness Test, Suitability Test and Ability Test. These will all occur at the Tasmania Police Academy, South Arm Road, Rokeby. All testing will occur in one day only.

Read more about our fitness & suitability tests
Step 4 Application Preparation

Upon successful completion of the Fitness Test, Job Suitability Test and Ability Test, you will be required to submit your Application for Appointment via email prior to advancing to your interview. You will be notified by Recruiting Services when these are required.

Prior to submitting your application, you will be required to complete and email several documents including:

  • Application for Appointment
  • Statement Addressing the Selection Criteria (to be no more than one page in length)
  • Resume
  • Copy of recent Passport Photo and Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident Status (if required)
  • Current Australian provisional drivers licence or greater
  • TCE Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Any other relevant documents or certificates.
Step 5 Assessment Day

An assessment day is conducted at the Tasmania Police Academy and you will be required to attend between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm. The day consists of a group exercise; individual scenario based on an incident commonly attended by police; and finally an interview with three trained members of Tasmania Police. The interview will consist of behavioural questions, personal history and police environment scenarios, expectations and understandings. At the conclusion of the Assessment Day the applicant will be informed by the selection board as to whether they will be progressing further or not.

Step 6 Certificates & Medallion

If an applicant is successful after the Assessment Day, Recruiting Services will require the applicant to obtain and provide their:

These certificates are to be obtained through external agencies at the cost of the applicant.

An applicant may obtain these certificates at any time if they choose to do so prior to this stage of the process.

Step 7 Medical Checks

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.

Step 8 Review and Selection

This is the final stage of recruitment and involves careful review of your file by the Commander and Inspector of Recruiting Services who make the final decision regarding an offer of employment.

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We’d love to have you! Apply here.