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Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program

Victoria Police is encouraging applicants who identify with culturally and linguistically diverse communities that are under-represented in the Victoria Police workforce to apply for 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

About the Program

The Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program seeks to increase the representation of people from under-represented cultural communities in the Victoria Police recruitment process. This includes, but is not limited to, First Nations Peoples of Australia applicants, Maori or Pasifika applicants and applicants who are of Middle Eastern, East Asian, South Asian, South American and African heritage.

This program focuses on the challenges encountered by people from under-represented communities who apply to join Victoria Police. The program is designed to assist and provide support to applicants.

Support provided to participants

  • 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 Course in Policing Recruitment Pathways to build skills and capabilities for success through the recruitment process
  • 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 will also be assessed on criteria related to the role at Victoria Police you are applying for.

You will need:

  • Commitment, good character and reputation
  • English communication and numeracy skills
  • To be an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident on application
  • A clear Police Check
  • To be able to pass the Victoria Police Fitness Test by the completion of the program
  • To demonstrate knowledge and commitment to Victoria Police
  • Communication, conflict resolution and organisation skills gained by employment in Australia.

You are strongly encouraged to apply if:

  • You identify with a cultural background specified in the recruitment round or identify with a culturally and linguistically diverse community that is under-represented in Victoria Police
  • You reside in the location or region of Victoria that is specified in the recruitment round
  • You are from a refugee and/or humanitarian background

When do applications open?

We are now accepting applications for the program.

Applications for Round 2 starting in June 2022 have now closed. Please click here to find out more about our recruitment to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants in Shepparton (Round 3 in September 2022) and Latrobe (Round 6 in August 2023).

Upcoming recruitment to support culturally and linguistically diverse applicants:

  • Round 4 – Western Victoria (including Geelong, Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat and Bendigo) in February 2023
  • Round 5 – Metro south east and Dandenong in May 2023
  • Round 7 – Eastern LaTrobe in December 2023

A number of steps are required to be completed before a Candidate can be accepted as a Participant in the program. Initial review of application, police check, Victoria University assessment and interview are some of the steps required. These steps require scheduling and often take multiple weeks to organise. For this reason, we encourage interested parties to submit their application forms online as soon as possible.

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

For more information and to register your application to participate in the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program, please complete the application form below.

For any questions, please contact our team via email vicpol.diversity@jss.org.au

Apply for the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program

To apply for the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program, download and complete the document below.

Victoria Police Voluntary Disclosure Form (Complete, scan and upload)

Scan the documents, complete the form and upload them when submitting the online application form below.

Complete the Preliminary Medical Enquiry Form if you have a pre-existing medical condition or injury and send to Recruit-medicalenquiries-mgr@police.vic.gov.au for an assessment.

Preliminary Medical Condition Enquiry Form (document)

For more information on this process please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions guide.

For more information about the Victoria Police recruitment process, please refer to this page on the Victoria Police website.

Information about the medical standards to be accepted into Victoria Police can be found here.

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