IPROWD Training Program


IPROWD is a unique partnership between TAFE NSW, the NSW Police Force, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Government.

IPROWD provides opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across NSW to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications necessary to join the NSW Police Force. Students who successfully complete the program receive a Certificate III qualification in Vocational and Study Pathways, used to achieve the basic academic eligibility to progress an application to join the NSW Police Force.

76 Students have successfully gained employment with the NSW Police as frontline officers, on the front counter, or as community liaison officers.

The TAFE IPROWD program is delivered at campuses across regional and metropolitan areas.

IPROWD Fitness

The IPROWD Training Program provides:

  • A Certificate III Vocational and Study Pathways (10098NAT).  This course is designed to help students prepare for the entry requirements of the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials and the Constable Education Program / Associate Degree in Policing Practice offered by Charles Sturt University at the NSW Police Academy
  • Fulltime and flexible course delivery options
  • An opportunity to undertake an excursion to the NSW Police Academy at Goulburn
  • Skills and knowledge in: Communication, information technology, writing and presentation skills, ethics and workplace responsibilities and Aboriginal studies
  • Support to acquire the various certificates to meet the requirements of NSW Police Recruitment.
  • Support with completing application for Charles Sturt University and the NSW Police Force


You will need to be:

  • Of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent and be accepted by your community
  • Committed to joining the NSW Police Force
  • Prepared to become medically and physically fit
  • Positive in attitude to undertake further study and education
  • Prepared to travel with the possibility of temporary relocation whilst undertaking Stage 1 of the IPROWD program
  • At least 18 years of age

For IPROWD you will need to:

  • Have good physical fitness
  • Have competency in maths, reading, communication and computer skills
  • Undertake the NSW Police Criminal Check screening
  • Have no serious prior criminal history or serious driving offences
  • A NSW Provisional Licence 1 (Red P's) or higher, or interstate equivalent

The IPROWD Training Program is managed by TAFE Western.
It is a partnership between NSW Police Force, TAFE NSW, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Government.