3 weeks


Develop the skills required to pass the Victorian Police Entrance Examination.

Short course dates and times: 

Designed as a study tool, this optional course will bring you one step closer to a career as a Police Officer, a Protective Services Officer or a Police Custody Officer.

Please note this course is optional - it is not compulsory to complete this course in order to take the exam.


  • Preparation for the Police Entrance Examination: $450
  • Preparation for the Police Entrance Examination (Police Custody Officer): $350

Learning outcomes

This optional course is designed as a 'study tool', providing students with a general grounding in the skills required to pass the Victorian Police Entrance Examination. It is not compulsory to complete this course to complete the exam. This course will prepare you for the testing that meets the first of the several phases of the Victoria Police recruiting process.  A candidate must successfully complete all components of the examination prior to lodging an application with Victoria Police.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

To register for the Preparation for the Police Entrance Examination course, applicants are required to be a minimum of 18 years of age at enrolment. If you are a school leaver, you are also required to have completed your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent.

Applicants who wish to be appointed to Victoria Police must meet a number of entry requirements. These are detailed at: https://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au/police/entry-requirements.

How to register

Register and pay online

Please note that the course will run subject to numbers.

Contact us

Phone: 1300 823 387
Email: vupolyshortcourses@vu.edu.au

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