If you’re thinking of changing career paths, the Australian Border Force (ABF) is looking for new recruits for its 2017 Border Force officer recruit trainee program.
“Border Force officers have an important role in protecting our border and the community – whether it’s preventing illicit drugs and weapons entering the country, or protecting venerable members of the community, such as victims of human trafficking,” the ABF said in a statement issued yesterday.
Assistant Commissioner Border Force Capability Peter Docwra says that he is often asked how people can join the ABF.
“It’s great to know that there are so many people around the country who would like to become a Border Force officer and serve the Australian community,” Assistant Commissioner Docwra said.
“A career with the ABF is exciting, challenging and rewarding, and our Border Force Officer Recruit Trainee program provides people with the training and support they need to build a long and enjoyable career.”
During their first six months, Border Force Officer Recruit Trainees receive training in passenger clearance, vessel and aircraft search and cargo and mail examination.
They then commence six-month work placements where they put into practice the skills they’ve learnt in training, before commencing their first full-time posting.
Border Force officers undertake a range of functions – patrolling airports, seaports, remote locations, mail and cargo centres and Australia’s extended maritime jurisdiction.
Border Force officers have recently assisted in the detection of large quantities of drugs, including AUD 275 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, apprehended illegal foreign fishing vessels in Australia’s waters, stopped unlawful travellers entering the country and assisted in identifying fraudulent passports.
For more information about the Border Force Officer Recruit Trainee program visit www.border.gov.au/abfcareers
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Edited by Peter Needham