Short Courses

Police Preparatory Course

Selection for the Victoria Police Academy is a rigorous process, and undertaking Melbourne Polytechnic's Police Preparatory Course will maximise your chances of selection, help you understand what to expect, and show you what life as a police officer is like. Topics include English, mathematics skills and logical reasoning needed for the Victoria Police entrance exam.

Course Code: SPP020

Fees: $480.00


Set your sights on a career with Victoria Police

Maximise your chances of selection by completing this 8-week preparatory course.

Selection for the Victoria Police Academy is physically and mentally demanding.

Melbourne Polytechnic is an approved testing centre for Victoria Police Recruitment Services.

The Police Preparatory Course will:

  • help you understand what to expect from the police entrance exam
  • teach you the English, mathematics and logical reasoning skills required
  • give you strategies to maximise your chances of passing the exam
  • show you what life as a police officer is like

The course covers:

  • spelling and punctuation
  • comprehension and writing tasks
  • number skills and problem solving
  • interviewing techniques and testing procedures

Applicants preparing for other occupations, such as the Australian Defence Force, may also find this course helpful.

Policing work has more variety than ever before, and there are lots of different areas where you can specialise. If you like the idea of being of service to the community, think about applying for this short course.

Melbourne Polytechnic conducts this short preparatory course to assist you in competency for application to the Victoria Police. Sign up to the Police Preparatory Course (formerly Occupational Preparatory Course).

For further information please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615, or by email: ua.ud1477516297e.cin1477516297hcety1477516297lopen1477516297ruobl1477516297em@se1477516297sruoc1477516297trohs1477516297

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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