Employment suitability gateway

When applying for a position in the AFP, all applicants must complete the Employment Suitability Questionnaire available from the online recruitment system. This aids the assessment of an applicant's character and his/her ability to comply with the AFP's professional standards both in an official and private capacity.

Employment suitability assessment is essential in ensuring the AFP secures and maintains the confidence of the Australian Government and the community, both in terms of the integrity of individual employees and the ability to prevent and counter internal corruption and misconduct.

When applying you need to be aware that a history of disregarding the law (even as a juvenile), or associating with groups or individuals who habitually attract the attention of law enforcement, may prevent you from working for the AFP. You will also be required to account for any significant periods spent living in foreign countries, or regular travel abroad to regions of interest.

The AFP employment character standards define the minimum AFP character standards for potential applicants across all AFP roles and responsibilities.

If it doesn't add up, speak up. Call the National Security Hotline - 1800 123 400.

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