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07-01-2006, 02:39 AM
I am just beginning to prepare for the journy of a police application for the Queensland Police, before I apply I have given myself at least 6 months of mental and physical training. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how long the process from application to final interview and acception may take. Also any advice on physical indurance and how long i should prepare would be greatly apprciated. is 6 months enough time, should i get a personal trainer, is running once a day enought. Any help would be great. Thanks Heaps
07-09-2006, 09:00 AM
I'm also preparing to apply to the QPS. They used to publish recruiting calendars on their website but stopped for some reason. Anyway, I have a copy of an old one and here is an excerpt from it that will give you some idea of how long it might take. If you want the full document, send me a message.
From this timeline it looks like it takes about 4 months for an offer from the time of the first test. Add maybe 2 months for the initial application processing... so you're looking at maybe 6 months.
APRIL 2006 BRISBANE INTAKE (062)
Brisbane Monday 14 Nov
PHYSICAL COMPETENCY TESTS 7am
Brisbane Sat 19 Nov
Brisbane 28 Nov 2 Dec and 5 To 9 Dec
Selection Committee 12 January 2006
Certificates by 20 Jan 06
Brisbane 3 March 2006
Brisbane 3 April 2006
Re fitness. I don't think you need a personal trainer. I have been building up my fitness and endurance with lots of running (6km a day) plus swimming (1.5km five days a week). A couple more months of this and I'll feel I'm ready to apply.
07-10-2006, 12:33 PM
Thanks for your reply, I was beginning to think i was the only member still on this site in Australia, if it is not too much trouble it would be great if you could send me the document for the time frames. I have been researching the fitness test and it seems different to the course outlined in police prep. In the specifications on the QPS web site there is no beep test but there is preparation for one here. Im hoping what im doing will be enough to qualify as i am pretty unfit.
My email is email@example.com so you can contact me directly. Goodluck I hope it goes well for you.
PS, there is another web page that is available for free to help people join the police. It is mainly based on the victorian police force but there are people from all over in the forums, I have found it to be helpful you should check it out. www.upholdtheright.com
03-04-2007, 02:17 PM
Hows it all going alright so where abouts are you up to with your application. The time frame is roughly 6months. I've been through it all. This weeks my 4th week at the academy. The psychometric testing isnt that hard if you study the questions given to you from this website you shouldnt go wrong with the exam. Plus when you have passed that you will be required to pass a fitness test which is 2.4km run at the oxley academy. I think for females you have to finish the run under 15min. For m i had to finish it within 12min. If you pass that then you go for your medical check up by the FMO and a interview which isnt too daunting. They actually give you the questions they are going to ask you in the interview before hand so you 40min to right some answers and you can take them in with you to the interview. When i got in to the PROVE program i had to do a speed typing certificate and a BRONZE medallion in swimming, but lucky for the new comers they have scraped all that. You dont need the typing certificate and as for the swimming you only have to once your in, show them you can swim 100metres full clothed without a time limit. I hope you continue to pursue it, cause academy life is great its hard but its worht it. All the best let me where ya at with all this.
Good luck Biker6
03-07-2007, 04:27 AM
Thanks for your response and your encouragement. I can not wait to start my application. I have not yet placed an application because I went to China to study Mandarin for a while. Im now back in Oz and continueing my language course. I will be finished at the end of this year and hope to place my application in September.
I also have a couple of medical hurdles to overcome before my application. Its fantastic to hear from someone who recently went through the process and is actually now in training. It sounds challenging and exciting Im very anxious to get into the process.
I have a few extra units to study what ever I choose with my language and and was wondering, now that your at the academy, if there is any field in particular I should concentrate on. I am already doing an intro to law course and have a few extra. Should I do any mathematics or community welfare courses??? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Which academy are you at? Did you do much training for the running part of the application before you applied and if so could you give me some pointers, I have never run and get out of breath very quickly.
Thanks again hope to hear from you soon.
03-10-2007, 12:44 AM
Biker6 - we're in the same intake. I wonder if I know you? :twisted:
Nikki - good to see you're still around! I'm also doing PROVE at QPSA now. Re your studies, do anything you enjoy, because apart from law and justice type stuff, not much else will be relevant. The PROVE course is very different from university (no essays etc), just lots of rote memorisation.
Good luck with it all!
03-17-2007, 06:46 AM
Just wondering what group are you in and whose your facilitators?
03-22-2007, 03:22 AM
Anyone able to tell me how the running test is performed? Just wondering is it on a oval track? Do you run in a group? Does anyone time you as you go etc.
03-24-2007, 12:38 AM
You run in a group around the QPSA oval. From memory, I think you do 6 laps (400m each lap). There is a running track around the edge, but it is grass, and depending on the time of the year the grass can get a little long so I'd recommend training on grass in preparation.
After you get in you'll do the same test again in the first couple of weeks, but this time on bitumen and most people do better than their entry run.
01-12-2009, 10:15 PM
Just to bump this thread.
I am wondering if there is anyone floating around who is preparing to apply for the police in Aus....?
I am starting to prepare to apply for the AFP, and was wondering if there is anyone else out there who is doing the same or has been successful etc?
Would love to hear what you are doing to train or prepare physically and mentally?
01-19-2010, 12:58 PM
I am preparing by reading all of the text I can find, Running about 3 km a day eating less rubbish for the physical side and trying not to cry when I watch sad shows to make me tough LOL. How bout you BIG STEPS hey good luck. I'm 31 and have applied for the QPS
10-06-2010, 03:00 AM
In my opinion 6 months and once a day at least 2 to 3 hours is already enough to have physical and mental training...
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