Police Entrance Exam Preparatory Course

Course Code
Course Type
Short Course
Unit Code
Foundation Studies
Course Location
Course Cost
Prepatory Course $250/ Exam $125.
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Night)

Sarah Giessler
Foundation Studies
Phone: (03) 5127 0214 
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: sarahg@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Seeking a career with the Victoria Police?

GippsTAFE can help you prepare for the police entrance exam. This night course runs over 6 consecutive weeks.

It is anticipated that there will be a large number of enrolments into this course. Due to limited spaces available, it is recommended that you enrol into the course well ahead of the commencement date. Please see “how to apply” below for further details.

Limited places are available, enrol now!

What you will learn
In this course you will revise your strategies and skills in the following areas:

  • Spelling
  • Maths
  • Reasoning ability
  • English
  • Writing

This course is attached to English and Maths based units from the Certificate of General Education for Adults. You will be enrolled into those units as they will cover the skills needed to prepare you for the Polic Entrance Exam.

How To Apply to the Police Entrance Exam Preparatory Course
Direct to Institute: you can apply for this course at any one of our GippsTAFE campuses. You will need to complete the full enrolment form (NOT the short course enrolment form), and you will need to present sufficient identification (e.g. driver’s licence, Medicare card) and concession card (if applicable). Payment must be made at time of enrolment. Please retain your receipt and bring it to your first class as proof of enrolment.

Information about how to apply for the Police Entrance Exam
Generally, a few weeks after the course, there is an exam held at one of the GippsTAFE campuses. You can elect to sit the exam at any venue.

GippsTAFE cannot enrol any student into the police exam. The first step in applying to sit the exam is completing an application form via the police recruitment website: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au/ Using this website you will check your eligibility and you will submit an application for the exam. After you application has been reviewed, you receive an email confirmation from the Police, with instructions about how to proceed from there.

All queries about applying for the exam or about exam venues, should be directed to Vetasses. Please read the frequently asked questions section of their website: http://www.vetassess.com.au/take_a_test/vp_faq.cfm or contact Vetasses on 03 9655 4801.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

  • Police Member
  • Protective Services Officer

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


There is no assessment for this course.

Course Times

Police Entrance Exam Preparatory Course:

Date Time Campus Description
7,14,21,28 May and 4,11 June 6.00pm-9.00pm Yallourn Police Prep 7/05


Police Entrance Exam:

Date Time Campus Description
2 April 8.45am-1.00pm Yallourn Police Exam 2/04
25 June 8.45am-1.00pm Yallourn Police Exam 25/06