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Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program – Applications now open!

We are pleased to announce that applications for the fourth round of the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program are now open! Successful applicants will commence the Victoria University 15 week Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway, which is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm, on 31 March 2020. Applications close 19 February 2020.

For more information and to apply to participate in the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program, please complete the Expression of Interest form on our website: www.victoriapolicediversity.org.au.

About the program

Victoria Police is seeking to reflect the cultural diversity of the Victorian community as its workforce undergoes significant expansion over the next three years. To help increase its workforce diversity, Victoria Police is partnering with the African Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Services (AAMEYS), Jesuit Social Services, Victoria University Polytechnic, AMES Australia, MatchWorks, and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers to offer the opportunity to participate in the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program.

“Victoria Police is committed to growing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve— we value the diversity of age, gender, culture, religion and sexual orientation of our employees” – Victoria Police

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Support provided to participants

  • Mentoring and support from African-Australian community leaders
  • Participant assessment, and guidance on recruitment pathway options
  • Guidance and support on cultural differences and expectations
  • Mentoring, support and guidance to participants to succeed through each stage of the recruitment process
  • 15 week Victoria Police and Protective Service Officer Recruitment Ready training course to build skills and capabilities for success through the recruitment process
  • Training on professional culture and expectations of the Victoria Police
  • Support and mentoring during the Police Academy training and ongoing mentoring following deployment to police stations

Eligibility criteria to participate in the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program

To apply for the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program you will first need to meet our selection criteria. Later, you’ll also be assessed on criteria related to the role you’re applying for.

You will need:

  • Commitment, good character and reputation
  • English communication and numeracy skills
  • Must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Police clearances and/or supporting documents presented by VISA applicants. This will be treated case by case
  • To be from an African-Australian background. African-Australians from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
  • To be able to pass the Police Fitness Test by the completion of the program
  • To demonstrate knowledge and commitment to being a Police Officer
  • Cultural awareness gained by employment in Australia

Would you like to be the next generation of Victoria Police?

For more information and to register an expression of interest to participate in the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program, please complete the Expression of Interest form on our website: www.victoriapolicediversity.org.au.

Got any questions? Please contact our team via email vicpol.diversity@jss.org.au or  phone 9415 8700.

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