Detective – ANZSCO 441311

Detectives investigate serious crimes, such as terrorism, homicide, armed robbery, vice and arson, and gathers evidence to arrest and prosecute suspected offenders.
Skill Level
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Plain Clothes Police Officer

Group: 4413 Police

Protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.
  • 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
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 441311 Detective
  • 441312 Police Officer

Job Outlook

  • $2,036 AUD

    Weekly Earnings

  • 93%

    Work full time hours

  • Moderate

    Growth expected in the next 5 years

  • 25% female

    Gender share

  • 44 hours

    Average full-time

  • High skill

    Skill level rating

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