About Australian Federal Police

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement organisation taking a strong lead in the fight against 21st century crime.

By employing the core principles of prevention, deterrence, partnership and innovation, the AFP strives to build a more secure future for Australia and its global partners. Counter terrorism and national security are major business priorities, illustrated by the AFP’s strategic focus on those areas and the ongoing dedication of significant resources.

The AFP is committed to recruiting from the diverse groups that make up Australian society. We believe that all Australians should have the opportunity to compete for careers in the AFP without being disadvantaged by gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, attitude or other difference.

In support of the Government’s Closing the Gap initiative: National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation, the AFP is aiming to increase its recruitment of Indigenous Australians. If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian, over 18 years old and interested in an administrative career with the AFP, we encourage you to apply for the Directions Program Traineeship. The twelve month entry-level program provides trainees with ongoing (permanent) employment with professional development opportunities during the course of the program to enhance their capability to undertake a career in the AFP.


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