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Sheriff's officer

Role and key duties

Sheriff's officers are responsible for executing warrants and orders issued by all Victorian courts. They enforce sanctions against people who do not comply with court orders.

Duties may include: collecting payments due; seizure of assets; license or vehicle registration suspension and/or arresting; executing civil warrants on behalf of a plaintiff; and associated administrative work, such as maintaining accurate records.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent (including VCE, VCAL or Certificate II VET sector accreditation).

Recommended qualification

In order to become a Trainee Sheriff's officer, no formal qualifications are necessary. Upon commencement, all Trainee Sheriff's Officers must successfully complete three months training, after which they become Sheriff's Officers and progress toward attaining a formal qualification of Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance). The Department of Justice offer staff the opportunity to undertake additional training, on the job learning and opportunities for advancement throughout their career.



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Legal and compliance
The legal and compliance profession makes sure that Victorian law is enforced and applied. It is part of theVictorian Government"s commitment to creating an equal, safe and law-abiding community.


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