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441 Defence Force Members, Fire Fighters and Police

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Defence Force Members, Fire Fighters and Police protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the provision of specialised military services to the defence forces, the enforcement of laws, attendance at emergencies, and control and extinguishment of fires.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • performing specialised military services for the defence forces
  • controlling and extinguishing fires
  • rescuing people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
  • maintaining public order and safety
  • patrolling assigned areas
  • investigating offences and complaints
  • gathering evidence
  • pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspects
  • maintaining records and preparing reports