The Queensland Police (QPS) needs staff from a range of backgrounds in order to reflect the cultural diversity of the community and provide effective police services across all communities.
This is your opportunity to prepare for a career as a Queensland police officer.
The QPS offers positions in the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Recruit Preparation Program (CALDRPP) to people who are from non-English speaking backgrounds.
The program comprises a 10 week, full-time course at the QPS Academy in preparation for direct entry into the Recruit Training Program (RTP).
This program forms part of the Service’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in employment.
Stages of the selection process:
To be eligible for appointment to the QPS as a participant in the CALDRPP, you must successfully satisfy the requirements of all three stages of the selection process:
- Stage 1 - Minimum Application Requirements (see below)
- Stage 2 - Applicant Assessment (Pre-application | Post application)
- Stage 3 - Selection
Stage 1 - Minimum Application Requirements
To apply for the CALDRPP, applicants must meet the following minimum application:
- Be born in a non-English speaking country or a child of someone born in a non-English speaking country.
- Be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia
- Be 18 years of age or older.
You must have successfully completed Year 12 (or equivalent Senior Year), OR have three years of full-time paid employment (or the part-time equivalent) since leaving high school.
- You must have a very high standard of past behaviour and conduct, including your traffic and/or criminal history.
- Hold either an Open driver licence OR hold a current Provisional driver licence with a minimum 12 months of driving experience as a licence holder (excluding experience as a holder of a learner’s permit or learner’s licence).
The licence may be to drive an automatic or manual vehicle, and a non-Queensland driver licence must be transferable to a Queensland driver licence.
To drive patrol vehicles, police officers must meet particular medical and health standards as outlined in the guidelines of the National Road Transport Commission. These medical standards have been incorporated into the medical and fitness testing associated with Stage 2 of the selection process.
For information on obtaining a Driver Licence, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
For further details go to Queensland Police Recruit Preparation Program.
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