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4413 Police

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

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:

  • NZQF 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