Full Queensland Police Entrance Exam Practice Guide 2024
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Prepare for the Queensland Police recruitment process and entrance exam with JobTestPrep’s resources. Our preparation materials can help you ace each step of the hiring process, getting you closer to your desired job. Start practicing today to get a head start on the competition and ensure your spot as a police officer.

Queensland Police Officer Requirements

In order to be considered as a candidate for the Queensland Police Department, you must meet the prerequisites. The preliminary requirements are as follows:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must have a good record of behavior and conduct
  • You must not have committed serious traffic violations, and you must not have a criminal history
  • You must have completed Year 12 or its equivalent
  • You must possess an open driver's license or hold a provisional license (with 12 months of driving experience)
  • You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • You must be able to demonstrate a reasonable fitness level
  • You must be physically and mentally fit to undertake the responsibilities of the job

If you meet the prerequisites, you may apply to become a Queensland Police Officer.

Queensland Police Recruiting Process

The QLD Police recruiting and hiring process consists of the following steps. It’s important to note that you are competing against other candidates so it is vital that you do well in each phase of the process if you wish to move forward.

  • Complete and submit the application.
  • Complete the online cognitive test.
  • Arrange for your General Practitioner (GP) to sign your Certificate of Indemnity and Fitness form.
  • Perform the Beep Test (a physical fitness test).
  • Attend a supervised cognitive and literacy testing.
  • Complete a panel interview: The interview will be conducted by a police officer and a representative of the community. You will be asked pre-determined questions that demonstrate your professional experience, skills, community involvement, communication and interpersonal skills, and suitability for the role. You will be given the questions 10 minutes in advance, and then you will complete the 30–minute interview.
  • Complete a written psychological test.
  • Attend the Applied Policing Skills Assessment Day (APSAD): you will be required to complete a physical assessment that consists of a hang test, prone bridge test, push-ups, beep test, and an operational simulation exercise.
  • Pass integrity and reference checks.
  • Undergo medical assessments
  • Attend the psychological interview

If you successfully complete the aforementioned steps, with high marks, you will be eligible for appointment to the Queensland Police Department.

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QLD Police Entrance Exam

The Queensland Police Department utilizes a variety of pre-employment tests in their hiring and recruitment process. Some of the tests you may encounter are outlined below. It is important to note that high scores on each test mean a better chance at higher placement on the candidate list.

Wonderlic Cognitive Ability

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability—Personnel Test is designed to assess an applicant's ability to learn, adapt, solve problems, and understand instructions. There are two versions of this test, the Quicktest (WPT-Q), and the full-length version, the Personnel Test (WPT-R).

The Wonderlic Personnel Test-Revised, also known as the Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test, consists of 50 questions and must be completed within 12 minutes. With just over 14 seconds per question, the WPT-R requires strong analytical skills, quick response times, and good decision-making under time pressure. 

The Wonderlic Personnel Quicktest (WPT-Q), also known as the Wonderlic Pretest, is the shortened version of the Wonderlic Personnel Test-R (WPT-R). This test consists of 30 questions which are to be completed within 8 minutes. This test is not proctored and can sometimes be used as a preliminary exam in the general hiring process.

Both tests contain questions about vocabulary, grammar, analogies, sentence structuring, idiom proficiency, finding similarities, mathematics, error detecting, number series, and complex mathematical word problems.


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Psychological and Personality Test        

Personality tests are utilized to ensure that you are not only compatible with the position for which you are applying, but also with the lifestyle and demands of law enforcement. Personality tests can highlight your professional strengths and weaknesses, in addition to providing employers with personal insight that may not come across in an interview or assessment test. For example, a personality test may highlight your professional motivations, how you act in stressful situations or your decision-making skills.

JobTestPrep can help you prepare for various pre-employment tests with our custom PrepPacks™. Our preparation materials include practice tests and drills, study guides, detailed answer explanations, solving tips and methods, and score reports.

Queensland Police Benefits & Perks

If you are offered a position with the Queensland Police Department, you can expect a rewarding but challenging career. Some of the benefits police officers can expect are as follows:

  • 6 weeks Recreation Leave per year
  • 13 weeks Long Service Leave after 10 years of service
  • 38-hour working week (that’s 9 days off in every 28-day roster)
  • overtime paid for work beyond rostered hours
  • 114 hours of sick leave per year
  • paid paternal and maternal leave
  • free supply of uniforms
  • access to training opportunities
  • additional travel allowances

Furthermore, members of the Queensland law enforcement can expect to receive competitive salaries. For example, a Constable can earn between $58,529–$71, 067; a Senior Constable can earn between $73,089–$88,077; a Sergeant can earn between $88,077–$98,398; and a Senior Sergeant can earn between $102,682–$109,038 per year.

Prepare for the Queensland Police Department

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