As a recruit, you will undertake extensive training to ensure you have the ability to suitably perform the role of a Protective Service Officer. This residential program at the AFP College in Barton is approximately 14 weeks long, with weekend flexibility to visit family and friends. The program combines theory, practical application of knowledge, team projects, individual research, and simulations. During the training, you will be required to obtain (and then maintain) the essential qualifications, skills and competencies required for the role of a Protective Service Officer.
The training is competency based, providing you with regular feedback. Theoretical components deal with the law and the role of a Protective Service Officer. Practical components include firearms training, defensive tactics (batons and handcuffs), Public Order Management (batons and shields) and team building exercises. The practical components of the course are physically based.
Your salary upon commencement with the AFP is a Band 2.1 (as per the AFP Enterprise Agreement 2012-2016).
Many of the required skills and competencies have an inherent fitness element associated with meeting the performance standards. This means that officers are required to maintain an appropriate level of fitness.
If you have any questions about this recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6131 5555.