Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employment pathways

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement organisation taking a strong lead in the fight against 21st century crime. By employing the core principles of prevention, deterrence, partnership and innovation, the AFP strives to build a more secure future for Australia and its global partners.

Every role in the AFP is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The AFP is committed to providing employment pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians by offering the targeted entry level Directions Program Traineeship.

Directions Program Traineeship

This Traineeship is an integrated employment and career development pathway, delivered in Canberra over 12 months. In addition to ongoing (permanent) employment in Canberra, participants will be provided with professional development opportunities and a mentor during the course of the program to enhance their capability to undertake a career in the AFP.

The Traineeship consists of:

  • accredited training at a Certificate IV level
  • exposure to the diverse range of business areas within the AFP
  • ongoing employment in Canberra upon successful completion of the program.

Qualifications or experience is not required to be eligible for the pathway.

For more information view the Traineeship fact sheet (PDF, 1MB) or email [email protected].