Certificate in Career Preparation (Police)

Taumata Raukura (Police)

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Do you want a career with the Police? Not sure if you've got what it takes? Get rid of the anxiety and unknown by preparing for the specific requirements of the Police recruitment process.

You'll learn from experts exactly what the testing and recruitment process involves. You'll be able to make sure your literacy, numeracy and fitness levels are up to the required standards. We'll give you the push, support and confidence you need to cross the line!


You'll learn about:

  • psychometric testing (verbal, numerical & abstract reasoning)
  • PAT - Physical Appraisal Test readiness (physical fitness)
  • literacy foundation assessment
  • CFIT - Career Foundation Initial Training
  • communication and engagement for policing

You'll know how to:

  • complete the initial Police entry assessment
  • pass the Physical Appraisal Test
  • advance through the Police recruitment processes towards attending the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC)

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

If you want to do more study before applying for Police College, the world is your oyster! You could move into the fitness industry, teaching, a trade and more.

I want to use my qualification

You'll be ready to complete the Police entry assessment. You'll also be prepared to apply to the Armed Services, Corrections, Customs and more.


How you'll study:

  • study in class 2 evenings per week (dependent on location)

Entry criteria:

You’ll need to pass Police vetting and have a full drivers licence to enrol on this programme.

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