WA Police Force Aboriginal Cadet Program 

The WA Police Force values a diverse and culturally rich workforce to better meet the needs of our community and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.  This program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a special measure to achieve equality as per Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act. 

Ever thought of being a Police Cadet and making a difference in your community? Want to be paid while you train and earn a nationally accredited qualification?  Then be the one to step forward and get a firsthand view of the dynamic and exciting world of policing.   

As a cadet, you will develop fantastic workplace skills, under the guidance of experienced Police Officers.  You will gain exposure to a range of unique policing activities and get a true taste of what it means to be part of the WA Police Force family. 

Not only will you receive important job related training, cadets based in the metropolitan area will also attend formal class based training provided in partnership with North Metropolitan TAFE. You will be supported throughout your learning journey and will have access to mentors to assist you in reaching your career goals. 

Regional placements at major centres will be considered on a case by case basis, however the majority of the placements will be in the Perth metropolitan area. Cadets based in regional WA may be required to attend block training throughout their cadetship, with accommodation provided at the WA Police Force Academy. 

Limited positions are available, so if you are:

  • of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • 17 to 25 years of age 

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this exciting program.

Successful applicants will receive an initial 12 month contract with a possible extension to 24 months, a competitive salary of $29,211-$47,498 per year (dependent on age), a police cadet uniform, shift allowances and generous leave entitlements.

More information about the job role can be found here - Police Auxiliary (Cadet).

To download an application click here - WA Police Force Aboriginal Cadet Program Application Form

Please contact Hilary King, Police Recruiting on (08) 9301 9573 or Shirley Gilchrist on 08 9301 9728 if you require any further information

Applications now open

Am I eligible to apply?

To apply, you must meet the following prerequisites:

You must be
of Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander descent

Western Australia Police Force as an employer has no tolerance for illicit or illegal drug use, which includes the misuse of prescription and over the counter drugs by an employee, either in their work or private life. All applicants will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing during the recruitment process and throughout employment if appointed.

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