The Queensland Police is one of the most sought after police services in Australia. There are more people looking for information on how to excel in police selection in Queensland than any other state*. This is an excellent indication that if you are considering a police career in Queensland you will need to make some effort to stand out amongst the other applicants.One of the most common failings for unsuccessful applicants of the Queensland Police selection is the cognitive testing phase. This involves a series of written tests designed to assess the applicants ability in numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning, written comprehension and writing skills. If you fail, you may have to wait another 12 months to re-sit.The duration of the selection process will take some months depending on how many recruit squads are planned and how competitive your application. If you pass each stage of selection you will eventually be ranked and graded amongst the hundreds of other applicants. When the next recruit squad is trained only the top applicants will be selected. So it is critical that you perform at your very best during each stage of testing.[dt_button size=”big” QLD Police Preparation Resources

This is an extremely competitive State Police Service. Applications can take over 12 months to process due to the high volume of applications coming in every month. The selection process in Victoria is commenced via their electronic applications on the website (See the links below). Successful applicants go on to complete a 33 week intensive course at the Victoria Police Academy and will graduate with a Diploma of Public Safety in Victoria Police. You must be prepared to serve at any location within Victoria on graduation. You will earn about $41,000 per annum at the academy, upgrading to about $57,000 per annum after week 12 of the course.The selection process is quite rigorous in Victoria and high standards are set throughout. As well as the normal paper application, health checks and background checks, the actual testing phases are broken down into three core components:

Written Entrance Exams
Physical Fitness Tests
Psychological Testing and Interviews

The written exams and interviews are the more rigorous aspects for this particular police service. However, do not underestimate the importance of your fitness scores as your individual performance will be ranked and compared to hundreds of other hopeful applicants.

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The NSW Police opened for applications on 31st January 2014! This long awaited announcement means that there will be a huge wave of applications going in. This means that every stage of testing will be closely scrutinised so as to identify only the very best and most suitable future police officers. This will be a very competitive year for one of the largest police services in Australia.

The duration of the selection process will be some months as there are multiple stages to progress through. Many of them now outsourced to external agencies including the written and physical testing procedures.

The most competitive stages of NSW Police selection are:

Literacy / Reasoning Assessment
Physical Capacity Assessment
Face to Face Interview

There will be thousands of applicants in 2014 and these three components are your greatest opportunity to stand out and demonstrate to police recruitment officers why YOU deserve a place on the very next police squad in 2014!

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The Western Australia Police is known for upholding the highest physical entry standards of any police service in the country. Depending on your age and gender you will be required to score up to level 10.1 on the multi-stage fitness test as well as complete numerous other physical tasks including the “Illinois Agility Test”. Again, the Western Australia Police has the highest standard for this agility test for both men and women of any police service in the country.

Yet to make it to the physical assessment training stage, you must first negotiate a gruelling series of aptitude, spelling, writing, psychological, numerical reasoning and selection interviews.

The duration of the selection process will take some months depending on how many recruit squads are planned and how competitive your application. If you pass each stage of selection you will eventually be ranked amongst the hundreds of other applicants and graded into a selection pool. When the next recruit squad is trained only the top thirty applicants will be selected. So it is critical that you perform at your very best during each stage of testing.

WA Police Preparation Resources

The South Australia Police is another highly competitive state police service. South Australia Police have also launched a new recruitment campaign to further boost the quality of applicants in each selection pool. You can read more at the SAPOL recruitment website link opposite.

The duration of the selection process will take some months depending on how many recruit squads are planned and how competitive your application. If you pass each stage of selection you will eventually be ranked and graded amongst the hundreds of other applicants. When the next recruit squad is trained only the top applicants will be selected. So it is critical that you perform at your very best during each stage of testing.

The most challenging phases of selection are:

Entrance Examination (Aptitude and Personality Assessment)
Panel Interview
Computer Skills
Physical Assessment (Beep Test and Obstacle Course)

The duration of the entire selection process will take some months depending on how many recruit squads are planned and how competitive your application. If you pass each stage of selection you will eventually be ranked amongst the hundreds of other applicants and graded into a selection pool. When the next recruit squad is trained only the top applicants will be selected. So it is critical that you perform at your very best during each stage of testing.

SA Police Preparation Resources

The Northern Territory (NT) Police is one of the toughest police districts in Australia. You will face the usual extreme hazards of police work in the most extreme environments. Pursuing a career in the Territory could mean a significant change in lifestyle – and a rewarding one too.

One of the unique aspects of the NT Police recruitment process is the scored Physical Assessment. Rather than a few simple pass/fail requirements, you are scored over a series of SEVEN physical assessments. This provides a very accurate comparison between applicants. It is therefore critical to perform at an excellent standard physically.

The remaining written testing phase and interview panel are similar to that conducted around the country. These elements of testing are also heavily scrutinised. Plus if you fail to meet the standard you may have to wait another year before being permitted to make another application – so be sure you are prepared on the day!

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Police Recruiting staff are looking for only the best applicants. At Police Preparation Australia, we are primarily focussed on getting you up to speed on the tougher aspects of physical selection as well as the series of written tests and interviews you will face in the earlier stages of selection.

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