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Before you apply, why not carry out this quick self-assessment to help you confirm that this is the right move for you. You must complete all questions.

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Am I an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia?

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Am I 18 years of age or older?

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Did I successfully complete Year 12 or have equivalent studies?

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Have I successfully completed the SAPOL Recruitment Test (TAFE SA) or do I hold a recognised Bachelor Degree under the Australian Qualification Framework?

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Prior to submitting your application you will need to sit the SAPOL RECRUITMENT TEST (TAFE SA). This test covers the minimum requirements for reading, numeracy and literacy and is conducted by TAFE SA.

Do I hold an unrestricted or provisional class 'car' driver's licence?

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Do I have experience in driving both manual and automatic vehicles?

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Have I been reported for a serious traffic offence?

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Have I been the subject of any criminal charges?

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Do I hold a current Basic (or Essential) First Aid Certificate?

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If successful and offered a position by SAPOL you will be required to hold a first aid certificate before undertaking the first outphase of the Constable Development Program (week 16).

Can I type at a minimum speed of 26 wpm at 96% accuracy or above?

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Do I have a good working knowledge of the basic functions of Windows 7 and Microsoft Word 2010?

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Am I medically and physically fit?

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Is my eyesight at a minimum of 6/9 in each eye either with or without visual aids?

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Do I have an injury or disability that could prevent me from performing operational policing duties?

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There are limited course intakes throughout the year and as such, the competition for these places is high. Please ensure that you are completely prepared when submitting your application and be aware that there may be some time between your application process and, if successful, your commencement date at the Academy. For further information, register for a Pre-application Information Seminar.

You can download a copy of the Recruitment Handbook here. (PDF, 2mb)

To apply to become a member of South Australia Police, please download and complete the following:

You will also need to collect:

  • a passport size colour photograph of yourself

and copies of your:

  • Year 12 results and Student Achievement Record
  • resumé
  • birth or citizenship certificate
  • driving licence
  • current First Aid Certificate (required before you undertake the first out phase of the Constable Development Program)
  • plus any other information that could help your application.

Then send your application forms and documents to:

South Australia Police Recruiting Section
100 Angas Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000

Please note:

  • Do not include the original copy of any documents with your application, but these will need to be seen during the selection process.
  • Do not place your application form or supporting documents in folders, binders or covers.
  • If you do not include all the necessary documentation and information your application will be rejected or returned.
  • Your personal details (name, date of birth and current address) will be published (including by electronic means) in the South Australia Police intranet site for confidential comment by serving South Australia Police employees.
  • The recruiting process may take some time. You will be contacted throughout the process regarding tests and assessments.
  • For applicants living in country areas or interstate the selection process may be conducted over four consecutive days.