Recruitment Requirements

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Recruitment Requirements

To be a police officer or protective service officer in the AFP, you must:

  •  Be 18 years of age or over (you can still register your interest if you’re under 18)
  •  Be an Australian citizen (AFP officers must be Australian citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible)
  •  Hold a valid full, provisional or automatic-only driver’s licence
  •  Have at least a Year 10 certificate with a Cert IV/Diploma level qualification or Trade Certificate. University-level qualifications are welcomed
  •  Successfully complete the Employee Suitablity Questionnaire
  •  Provide your traffic history for each State or Territory where you have held a driver's licence prior to applying?
  •  Undergo security vetting
  • Be prepared to undertake shift work, including night shifts, weekends and public holidays
  • To ensure you can safely and effectively manage the physical requirements of the role, you must meet minimum fitness standards to become an AFP officer. See the Health and fitness page for more details

Visit the Application and Recruitment Process page for more detailed requirement information.

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