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Pathway to Policing

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SACE Stage 2 - 90 credits


This subject package has been developed to provide a pathway to a career in policing. If you are interested in applying for a role as a police officer, police security officer or community constable with SA Police, then this package can help you to prepare for SA Police's eligibility criteria and recruitment process, by developing the skills and qualities needed for this rewarding career.

Please note: completion of this package does not guarantee your acceptance into a career with SA Police. You will need to apply directly to SA Police and meet their eligibility criteria. Please see www.achievemore.com.au for specific information regarding SA Police's eligibility criteria and recruitment process.

Course Content
Assessment
Pathways
Overview
There are five recommended SACE Stage 2 subjects in this package:

  • Activating Identities and Futures (compulsory for SACE completion): you could choose to focus this on your interest in a policing career.
  • Essential English: develop your literacy skills to support you in meeting the level required for the SA Police Recruitment Test. You will also develop your communication skills to support you to demonstrate the necessary qualities to succeed in a career as a police officer, such as leadership, decisiveness, problem-solving, integrity, courage and respect.
  • Workplace Practices: develop your knowledge and understanding of legislation and laws, employability skills and requirements to work in South Australia. Participate in 50-60 hours of relevant work placement.
  • Fitness and Wellbeing (Integrated Learning): develop the physical fitness and strength required for the SA Police Recruitment Fitness and Agility Test, including the Fit for Duty Test, Physical Capacity Assessment and Police Academy Fitness Standards. You will also explore strategies to support your development of mental, social and emotional health to work successfully in a community service setting, as well as study the determinants of health and their impact on the community.
  • Free choice subject.

Pathways

Assessment will differ from subject to subject. Please see individual subject pages for information on assessment.

Pathways

There are many career pathways in policing in South Australia. These include police officer careers, police security officer careers, community constable careers, call centre and other careers. Please see www.achievemore.com.au for more information.