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Inspired by Women in the CIA, FBI and AFP, I joined the AFP in 2020

– Breanna, AFP Forensics


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A unique career

The Australian Federal Police is Australia’s national policing agency. Our role is to protect Australians and Australia's interests from serious criminal threats by staying a step ahead. 

Serving the community

To operate effectively, we need to keep the confidence of governments, partners and the communities we serve. 

Operate with integrity and commitment

That means our employees must operate with integrity, commitment, excellence, accountability, fairness, respect and trust. Our application process is designed to find specialist and support staff with the highest standards and the ability to outsmart crime through intelligent action. 

Application process overview

Application process overview

Create a candidate profile

You must create a candidate profile before you can apply for an advertised role. To make your profile active you must:

  • Accept the data privacy statement (DPS)
  • Complete all mandatory fields (highlighted with a red *) in your profile
  • Review and confirm that your profile is correct and up to date.

Once complete, you will only need to update your profile information if your circumstances change or if the DPS is updated.

Upload your resume/CV

You will be asked to upload your resume/CV. This should demonstrate that you meet all requirements and have the right qualifications, experience and skills. See the AFP’s guide to writing a resume for more information.

Upload your ‘two-page pitch’

A pitch is a summary of your claims for the position for which you are applying. It should:

  • Be relevant to the selection criteria and other stated role requirements
  • Be concise, consistent and clear
  • Succinctly articulate why you are a suitable candidate and what you can bring to the role.

Tips for writing the ‘two-page pitch’

  • Read the AFP’s how to develop a two-page pitch guide
  • Carefully review the position requirements and responsibilities and address them in the pitch
  • Carefully review the selection criteria and address them in the pitch
  • Consider other relevant information, such as team overview and key working relationships, in the job advertisement or candidate information package
  • Look for more information about role expectations in the AFP’s work level standards for the advertised position
  • Call or email the contact person for the position to ask specific questions.

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Interested in a career with the AFP but unsure where to start or there doesn’t appear to be job vacancies that match your interest at the moment? Upload your resume and tell us a bit about yourself and your area(s) of interest and we’ll keep you informed of upcoming opportunities, events, information sessions and more.