441312 Police Officer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
441312
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Police Officer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

441312 POLICE OFFICER

Maintains public order, and enforces laws by investigating crimes, patrolling public areas and arresting suspected offenders.
Skill Level: 2
Specialisations:
Bomb Squad Officer
Mounted Police Officer
Search and Rescue Officer
Tactical Response Group Officer

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
2

4413 Police

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4413
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Police
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

4413 POLICE

POLICE protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks Include:

investigating and prosecuting offences committed in areas such as organised, corporate and computer crime, environmental offences, drug trafficking, fraud, counterfeiting and terrorism
securing and examining scenes of crimes and accidents to locate and obtain evidence for analysis
protecting witnesses and investigating official corruption
maintaining public order and safety
patrolling assigned areas to minimise potential for public disturbance and crime
investigating accidents, crimes, minor offences and citizens' complaints, gathering evidence, and pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspected offenders
testing persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issuing infringement notices for traffic offences
directing and re-routing traffic at congested areas
attending community meetings and answering inquiries from the public where necessary
providing advice and assistance to victims of crime and their families
maintaining records and preparing reports

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 852.20
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 460.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 748.90