How to become a Court Officer

Court officers assist in the effective operation of courts.

Personal requirements of a Court Officer

  • High level of maturity
  • Good character
  • Able to communicate with a range of people
  • Aptitude for clerical duties
  • Comfort in a legal environment
  • Able to exercise a high level of responsibility

Education & Training for a Court Officer

You can work as a court officer without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. The courts prefer you to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications and you may like to consider a VET course. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a court officer by studying justice, criminology or legal studies at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with English. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

slight growth

Employment by state:

ACT 3%

NSW 24.2%

NT 1.7%

QLD 17.5%

SA 3.7%

TAS 2.3%

VIC 35.6%

WA 12%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 23.7%

Female 76.3%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 6.9%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 37.9%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 10.3%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 6.3%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 38.5%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 55.6%

Above 35 years: 44.4%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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