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For Protective Services Officers

Victoria Police have several resources and forms available to help Protective Services Officer applicants throughout the recruitment process. Take a look at the range below including information sessions, YouTube videos, exam tutorials, podcast and fitness tools and tips available.

Information sessions

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

Online resources


View the Victoria Police recruitment process videos:


A Career in Policing features Police Officers, Protective Services Officers and Police Custody Officers sharing their stories, advice and experience about the recruitment process, life at the Academy, how to pass the fitness test, specialist roles, and much, much more!

  • Listen now or, 
  • Search ‘A Career in Policing’ on Spotify and Apple Podcasts 

Entrance Exam preparation resources

Applicants sitting the exam should use the following preparatory materials from ACER. ACER is the examination authority for Victoria Police.

Applicants will need to refer to the updated study material provided above or from the ACER website. 

Exam Tutorials

Applicants sitting the entrance exam should use the following tutorials to assist in their studies. 

Fitness Test preparation resources

Video and guide

Applicants sitting the fitness test should use the following preparatory materials.

Police Fit App

Download the free Police Fit app to help you train and prepare for the fitness test:

Fitness Tutorials

Interview preparation resources

The interview for the Protective Services Officer role is a behavioural and scenario-based interview. The basis of this interview is that past performance is the best predictor of future performance.

The questions you will be asked allows you to describe specific experience or actions you have taken. The answers you give allows the interviewers to make an informed decision around suitability for the Protective Services Officer role. Your verbal communication skills will also be assessed during the interview.

    Reviewed 03 December 2020

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