As part of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) recruit selection procedure for police officer and protective security officer positions, applicants are first required to pass a series of literacy and numeracy tests.Note: No refunds apply unless the course is cancelled by TAFE SA.
TAFE SA conduct four of the required tests at the Adelaide City Campus. The four tests have been developed in consultation with SAPOL and cover spelling, reading comprehension, numeracy and written comprehension/writing.
TAFE SA will conduct the tests on Fridays each fortnight commencing at either 9:00am or 1:30pm.
You must be 18 years of age or over to sit the tests.
From January 2016, University graduates holding a Bachelor Degree or higher (recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework) are not required to complete the TAFE SA Recruitment Test.
From November 2016, if you have achieved an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) of 70 or more within the last three years you are also not required to complete the SAPOL Recruitment Test.
Current serving SAPOL employees and Police volunteers are not required to attend TAFE SA to complete the Recruitment Test. If you are a current SAPOL employee or active Police Volunteer you will still be required to complete the test, however the testing is conducted by SAPOL Recruiting Section after submission of an application.
NOTE: SAPOL advises that a criminal or serious traffic offence history may deem you ineligible to apply as a police recruit, community constable or protective security officer. If you have concerns about previous criminal or serious traffic offences, you should discuss them with South Australia Police Recruiting Section (Ph 7322 3353) prior to undertaking the TAFE SA literacy and numeracy tests.