WA Police are seeking people with a passion for policing in a challenging and rewarding career with many benefits, including being trained to a standard of excellence in one of the most advanced law enforcement training facilities in the world. The course is physically and psychologically demanding and designed to prepare you for life as a Police Officer. Police Officers achieve a Diploma in Public Safety (Policing) upon completion of the 28 week Academy course and subsequent probationary period.
- Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia
- 18 years of age (no maximum)
- Year 10 level Education or equivalent
- Current Manual 'C' class Motor Driver's Licence or equivalent (Provisional licences are acceptable), must have no more than eight demerit points
- Senior First Aid Certificate - 90 days to provide (HLTFA301B minimum requirement)
NB: If you have resided in Victoria, South Australia or Australia Capital Territory for three (3) months or longer, you are required to attach a Full Licence History from that state to your application (a five (5) year Licence History will not be accepted).
A Full Licence History can still be obtained if you have never held a Motor Drivers Licence in that state.
To access the Licence History:
ACT - Click here
South Australia - Click here
Victoria - Click here
Throughout the process applicants are assessed against the 22 Job Dimensions as detailed in The Constable A Profile booklet.
- Integrity checking - a background check performed to identify any criminal offences and/or traffic infringements.
- Entrance Evaluation - to test your literacy and numeracy skills as well as your practical intelligence. Candidates who fail to meet the minimum standards are not permitted to re-sit the Entrance Evaluation for a six month period. A series of online Sample Tests have been provided on this site to enable you to gauge your progress.
- Physical Evaluation - includes an abdominal Strength Rating (Sit-up), Firearm pre-selection test, Crowd control simulation (push/pull machine), Shuttle run test (beep test) and an Agility Test. To view the Physical Evaluation videos, click here.
- Realistic Job Preview (RJP) - Applicants in the metropolitan area are required to attend a Realistic Job Preview to ensure all applicants have a true and realistic understanding of the role of police and the tasks they can expect to encounter during their service.
- Psychological Evaluation - All applicants will be required to undergo a standardised personality test comprised of typed questions as well as an interview with a psychologist.
- Medical check - This examination is designed to ensure that fitness and health are of a high standard and that there is no reason why the applicant cannot carry out all the duties required as a police officer.
- Vision requirement - Applicants are required to have a minimum uncorrected visual acuity of 6/30 in each eye. Outside this range, an assessment of their circumstances will be conducted on a case by case basis, however as a minimum applicants must be able to meet the corrected visual acuity standard of 6/6 binocularly or 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other when wearing soft contact lenses. A report from a qualified person will be required detailing the applicant's vision history, current treatment and future prognosis. This history must include their history of duration of wear and tolerance of soft contact lenses over a twelve month period and expected future tolerance to wearing soft contact lenses on an ongoing basis.
Should you require assistance in preparing for the Physical Evaluation, see the Physical Training Program. For further assistance contact the WA Police Physical Training Unit on (08) 9301 9859.