VicPol Corporate

Police – information sessions

Attend a free information session to find out more about the police role, the recruitment process and what a day in the life of a Police Officer looks like.

High schools, TAFEs and universities

Victoria Police would love to attend your career expo and provide insights into our policing roles and the recruitment process. To invite us to your next career expo, call us on (03) 9247 3212 or email

We often get asked by our younger applicants how they can prepare to apply. There are no specific subject selections we require, but any subjects that develop communication skills and physical fitness are helpful. Communications skills (verbal and written) are vital for policing roles.

The following suggestions will help develop the life experience we expect to see in our applicants:

1. Part-time work experience in a customer service environment – provides exposure to all walks of life and develops communication, teamwork and conflict resolution skills, for example working at McDonalds one day a week.

2. Volunteer experience – develops community mindedness and communication skills, for example working at the local surf life-saving club or community centre.

3. Sporting club experience – develops teamwork, communication, leadership skills and a healthy level of fitness which is required for the job.

Reviewed 24 January 2020