Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Victoria Police is committed to continuing application processing in these unprecedented times and we are doing everything we can to make sure that happens. The health of you, the community and our staff is our highest priority; we want to ensure we are staying proactive and taking all precautions to keep everybody safe and healthy.
Applications for Police & PSO roles are still open and we will notify applicants of any changes or modifications to the recruitment process with as much notice as possible.
Attend an 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.
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) 8335 5003 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:
- 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
- Volunteer experience – develops community mindedness and communication skills, for example working at the local surf life-saving club or community centre
- Sporting club experience – develops teamwork, communication, leadership skills and a healthy level of fitness which is required for the job
Reviewed 30 October 2020