Government & Defence

Industry Overview

If you enjoy complex problem solving, and are a critical thinker who is good at communicating with people and undertaking administrative tasks, then the Public Administration and Safety sector might have a career pathway for you.

The Public Administration and Safety industry is primarily made up of Federal, State and Local Government legislative, executive and legal agencies. These bodies provide physical, social, economic and general public safety and security services and are charged with enforcing regulations.

Maybe you have always dreamt about being a Police or Ambulance officer, or want to work in a role that services members of the public. Perhaps you are interested in public policy, legislation and regulation. The Public Administration and Safety sector offers opportunities in these and many other fascinating areas. Check out the list of occupations below.


Training & Qualifications

Many occupations require formal qualifications at a degree level, as well screening requirements that relate to suitability. Some examples of pathways and qualifications include:

  • Prison Officers - Certificate III in Correctional Practice and/or Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • Fire and Emergency Workers - Certificate II in Public Safety and/or Certificate III in Public Safety and/ or Certificate IV in Public Safety
  • Police - Diploma of Public Safety (Policing) and/or Advanced Diploma of Public Safety and/or Bachelor of Policing *
*Some occupations in this industry require further registration or licensing that is not a part of any formal qualification you study. In addition, you may be required to undergo special screening for your role e.g Valid Police Clearance and Defence Security Clearances.

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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream