What to expect
Our recruitment and selection process has been designed to ensure you meet the suitability requirements and have the necessary values, skills and qualities needed to perform in a challenging and demanding position.
Due to the pre-employment requirements associated with Border Force Recruit recruitment you may find the process takes longer than you expect. Below is a link to an information guide outlining the timeframe expected with this recruitment process.
Please note this table is intended to be a guide only to help you establish a realistic expectation of the length of the recruitment process. Timeframes may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Position Advertised: 15 September to 5 October
- Closing Date: 5 October
- OCAT (Cognitive Testing): second week of October
- Video Interviewing: late October
- Medical and fitness Assessments: late October to early November
- OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire): second week of November
- Assessment Centres; November and early December
- Order of Merit: Mid-December
- AGSVA Clearance: Mid-December to end of January
- OSA Clearance: Mid-December to end of January
- On-boarding: February
Is a career in Customs and Border Protection for you?
The nature of Customs and Border Protection work suits some people more than others.
The following scenarios are a snapshot of four experiences of Border Force Recruits. They are insights into the different experiences and challenges you might face in your day-to-day activities as an Customs and Border Protection Officer.
- A day on shift at an international airport
- Conducting a ship search
- A day in a cargo
- A day in temporary imports