PNG Police Recruitment 2023 Selection and Training Updates

PNG Police Recruitment 2023: PNG Insight saw nearly 50,000 page views on this page at the closing date, 20th January 2023. The recruiting agent (PNG Job Seek) will have a lot of work to do when shortlisting the potential candidates for interviews.

If you have applied, here is what is likely to happen during the next stage leading up to training.

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PNG Police Recruitment 2023, what next? 

So, you applied for the PNG Police Recruitment 2023, what's next? The recruiting agent will screen the applications sent online. It's part of the recruitment process. But with 30,000 applications and only 560 spots, it is a gigantic screening task.

Understandably, not everyone will receive a response except for those that are shortlisted for the 500 Police Trainees and 60 Cadet Officer spots. 

If you get a response, you should be proud of yourself.

Here are the stages of an organisation's recruitment process:
  • Stage 1 - You submit the application - DONE
  • Stage 2 - You'll be invited for a formal interview.
  • Stage 3 - Candidates interview
  • Stage 4 - Candidates informed of the outcome of the interview
  • Stage 6 - Medicals, registration & admission
  • Stage 7 - Training commences.
Important: Note that this is not the formal recruitment process for the PNG Police Recruitment 2023. It is the standard recruitment process that many organisations use during recruitment and training. 

PNG Job Seek and Police Training Offices will let you know the outcome of the recruitment and details of the 2023 police training, respectively.
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How long does police recruitment take?

The police recruitment for this year ended on Friday the 20th of January 2023 which is the first step in the recruitment process. If you think about it, the first stage took about 5 weeks.

Next, the recruitment agent or police trainers will screen the applications and shortlist the potential candidates for interview. 

Then,  the actual interview takes place. That means that either PNG Job Seek or Police, (whoever does the selection) will go through 30,000 applications. It is likely to take longer than anticipated.

So, be patient!

In hindsight, the RPNGC does the right thing by offloading the recruitment to the agent, because they will do a good job identifying the 560 final police trainees. Also, they are likely to keep to the deadline.

Meanwhile, the RPNG and PNG Job Seek have NOT indicated anything about the dates for interviews and training yet. Watch this space.

Police in PNG lack Manpower

No recruitment for Police trainees happened in 2020. In 2021, the RPNGC trained some reserve police personnel to add to the manpower during the elections. 

The then Police Minister Bryan Kramer said in 2020 that PNG currently has a total of 7,200 police officers. This number serves the whole country.

There is a greater need to empower the police force, including the Corrections Services (CIS) and PNG Defence Force (PNGDF). (Check the links for more details). 

More so, there is a need for morally upstanding policemen and policewomen. 

In recent months, the PNG police and defence forces command released promising training and recruitment updates. There's an emphasis on long-term training and discipline.

See the police's new training modules that the police commissioner alluded to below.

2023 Police Training and New Syllabus

In a Post Courier report on the 24th of July 2022, the commissioner said they are upgrading the police training syllabus to 18 months (from 6 months). This is a massive improvement.

In 2023 and onwards, the new police recruits will undergo 

  • 6 months of basic policing, law and order theory at Bomana Police College; and 
  • 12 months of practicum at the police stations assigned to them.

At the police stations, the new recruits will:

  • learn about the operations of stations,
  • perform shifts,
  • learn the basics of prosecutions and investigations.
The main area of the 12 months practicum will focus on installing discipline in the new trainees. And also, educate them on the basics of applied prosecutions, investigation of criminals and traffic rules & engagements.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think about the recent police recruitment drive. If you are an applicant what is your experience with the online forms and applications for this year? 

When is University of Goroka (UoG) 2023 Non-School Leavers Acceptance Lists Coming Out?

There are three weeks before the start of the 2023 academic year for PNG universities and colleges. Most higher education institutions released their new intake and continuing students lists, but the University of Goroka (UoG) has yet to release the Non-School Leavers acceptance list for 2023.

Update: UoG just released the 2023 Acceptance list (20/01/2023), download the list here

Registration Dates are as follows: 6th February 2023 for First Years and 13-17 February 2023 for Continuing Students. 

For New Intakes, you have less than 20 days to get ready and go to UoG.

When is UoG releasing 2023 NSL acceptance list?
If you are a non-school leaver, Grade 12 school leavers or pre-service and in-service continuing student, leave a comment about your experience and what you think in the comment section below.

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UoG 2023 Non-School Leavers Acceptance List

The University of Goroka 2023 Non-School Leavers List is not released. Many pre-service and in-service NSL applicants are anticipating the list to come out because it is now the third week of January 2023. 

Other PNG universities and colleges have released their NSL and continuing student lists. Also, DHERST released (19/01/2023) the TESAS Award List for all the students on HECAS and AES.

Note that the selection of non-school leavers is the sole responsibility of UoG. The university's selection committee and department heads have a say on NSL selection, not DHERST. When the list does not come out on time, there is something not right with the non-school leavers' selectors.

No one really knows when the UoG non-school leavers selection for 2023 is coming out.

It would be better if the university council puts out a notice explaining the cause of the delay and clearly states when the NSL list is coming out! Sadly, it seems too late now that DHERST has released the TESAS Awards List 2023.

UoG 2023 Pre-service and In-service Continuing Students List

The University of Goroka did well in 2021 when they informed the continuing students about their progression status just before they left for the Christmas holiday. This was due to COVID-19 measures, but it worked well because there was less pressure on Students Admin during the 2022 registration week. 

It seems that UoG did not do the same in 2022 which is why many continuing students are also waiting for the progression list to come out for 2023.

If you are waiting for UoG 2023 Continuing Students List to come out, you are better off going to the university and finding out yourself. 

If you are unable to travel to UoG, call a friend or UoG on 532 1863 to find out. That way, you'll get some closure as you prepare for the 2023 academic year to start.

New Intake School Leavers 2023 - University of Goroka

The list of Grade 12 School leavers 2023 intake was released by DHERST on the 23rd of December 2022. 

By now, the UoG school leavers should receive their acceptance letters. You should know about the 2023 UoG fees, admission information and when to arrive at the university for registration.

UoG News Updates 2023

UoG website is an important platform where students (new and continuing), parents/guardians and stakeholders get official news and updates. It needs updating, especially at this time.

The University of Goroka website (news section) was last updated on the 12th of January 2023 with the list of Exclusion and Terminated students.

When is UoG 2023 Non-School Leavers Acceptance Lists Coming Out?

Three weeks before the 2023 academic year starts, many are asking the question - is it late. Sadly, it is late now - the delay can cause a lot of anxiety among NSL applicants and DHERST has released the TESAS Awards List.

More so, what about the self-sponsored students, overseas students, provincial government-sponsored students and new in-service students? It's a shame UoG cannot communicate vital admission information clearly and in a timely manner.

We would like to think that UoG will release the 2023 Non-School Leavers Acceptance list, including the Continuing Students and School Leavers' lists soon. 

Hope that UoG updates its website with the latest admission information this week so that students are informed of what is going on.

DHERST released TESAS Awards Lists

DHERST released the TESAS Award lists for new intakes (SL and NSL) and continuing students on the 19th of January 2023. Download the PDF lists on this page to check your names.

Note that the list of names is not arranged by your institution like in the past, but by the names of all the students in the country. It is going to take time to find your name. 

Use the PDF search (CTRL+F) and search your SLF number or your full name - this way, you'll find your name quickly.