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Australian Federal Police
$55,600 to $64,598
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Closing date: 
27 September 2020
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The AFP Directions Program is a full-time employment and development program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Program is an integral part of ensuring the AFP workforce reflects the Australian public we serve.

During the structured 12 month program, you will work in a number of roles across different teams at the AFP. Your work will contribute to and influence programs and policies impacting on all Australians, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.

Key duties

We are seeking applications from motivated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking to commence a professional role within the AFP. The AFP Directions program provides employment pathways in a variety of roles across the AFP.

These are all unsworn roles and will provide successful candidates the opportunity to learn about the dynamic work the AFP has to offer.

We are looking for:

  • Effective communicators
  • Out of the box thinkers
  • Experience using basic IT
  • A demonstrated willingness to learn new skills, and
  • Team players

Benefits if you apply:

  • Permanent employment in a Commonwealth agency
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • A variety of work and developmental experiences
  • Opportunity for advancement at the completion of the program
  • Professional networking through access to mentors and senior executives of the AFP
  • Ongoing support from the Directions Team, Directions Buddies, Mentors, previous cohorts and the Mulunggang Indigenous Officer Network

The recruitment process will focus on your ability to demonstrate how you met the below selection criteria

  • Organise your work, make sound decisions and achieve outcomes
  • Communicate and work effectively with other people
  • Apply technical knowledge, expertise and skills


Applicants are required to:

  • Hold a Negative Vetting 1 (Secret) security clearance or have the ability to obtain one.
  • Provide documentation to confirm you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island heritage
  • Be at minimum 18 years of age by December 2020
  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Pass an employee suitability questionnaire (ESQ)
  • Provide finger print samples and undertake drug testing when requested


You must be willing to relocate to Canberra to take up a position, if required.

Indigenous job seekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.

Getting to know the Australian Federal Police

As Australia’s national policing agency, the AFP is a key member of the Australian law enforcement and national security community, leading efforts to keep Australians and Australian interests safe both at home and overseas. The AFP also has responsibility for providing community policing services to the Australian Capital Territory and Australia's territories, including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island and Jervis Bay

For more information: 
Thomas Lester
(02) 5127 2555
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