Applicants who are able to provide the following alternate forms of academic evidence may be exempt from the PEE:
- Australian Year 12 Certificate of Education with a minimum grade C in English
- Completed Bachelors degree or higher, obtained in Australia
- Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank of 70 or more
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 (no score below 7.0 in each of the individual skills.
The Alternative Academic Evidence or Police Entrance Evaluation (PEE) is made up of three assessments designed to assess your ability to cope with the academic content of police training and the demands of the job role. You will be given approximately two hours to complete the PEE under normal exam conditions. The PEE focuses on literacy, comprehension, communication skills, practical intelligence and problem solving ability.
Test 1 - Verbal Reasoning
The verbal reasoning assessment tests your ability to think, reason and solve problems in different ways using language. It aims to examine your ability to think constructively, rather than assessing only simple fluency or vocabulary.
Test 2 - Abstract Reasoning
This assessment tests your ability to analyse information, learn and assimilate new concepts, and apply knowledge to solve problems. The questions involve identifying patterns and similarities between shapes, figures and diagrams presented in visual form.
Test 3 - Audio and Audio/Visual
Applicants listen to an audio/visual clip and are required to provide written answers to a series of questions. The assessment may relate to a verbal statement, news article or a visual clip of an incident.
Applicants may be permitted further attempts at the PEE. Applicants who are not progressed from the PEE are eligible to reapply six months from the date of the evaluation.
Read our fact sheet on preparing for the PEE here.