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      Investigates serious crimes, such as terrorism, homicide, armed robbery, vice and arson, and gathers evidence to arrest and prosecute suspected offenders.

      Skill Level: 2


        Detective Sergeant
        Plain Clothes Police Officer
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Detective is $ 101,407 for male employees and $ 80,103 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 39.9 Females: 37.3 Persons: 39.3
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4413 Police - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Detective

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
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    Regional area
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Business Visas
    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Detective categories in Group C.

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    Detective job description, duties and education requirements


      POLICE protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.

      Indicative 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.

      Tasks Include:

      • 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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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