1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    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

      441311 Detective
      441312 Police Officer


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

    Skill Level: 2


      Detective Sergeant
      Plain Clothes Police Officer


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

    Skill Level: 2


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

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