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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 4413 POLICE


    POLICE protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • investigating and prosecuting offences committed in areas such as organised, corporate and computer crime, environmental offences, drug trafficking, fraud, counterfeiting and terrorism
    • securing and examining scenes of crimes and accidents to locate and obtain evidence for analysis
    • protecting witnesses and investigating official corruption
    • maintaining public order and safety
    • patrolling assigned areas to minimise potential for public disturbance and crime
    • investigating accidents, crimes, minor offences and citizens' complaints, gathering evidence, and pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspected offenders
    • testing persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issuing infringement notices for traffic offences
    • directing and re-routing traffic at congested areas
    • attending community meetings and answering inquiries from the public where necessary
    • providing advice and assistance to victims of crime and their families
    • maintaining records and preparing reports

    Occupations:
      441311 Detective
      441312 Police Officer

441311 DETECTIVE

    Investigates serious crimes, such as terrorism, homicide, armed robbery, vice and arson, and gathers evidence to arrest and prosecute suspected offenders.

    Skill Level: 2

    Specialisations:

      Detective Sergeant
      Plain Clothes Police Officer

441312 POLICE OFFICER

    Maintains public order, and enforces laws by investigating crimes, patrolling public areas and arresting suspected offenders.

    Skill Level: 2

    Specialisations:

      Bomb Squad Officer
      Mounted Police Officer
      Search and Rescue Officer
      Tactical Response Group Officer


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