Dive into the role
To be a Correctional Officer, you don’t need prior experience or qualifications. What you do need are great people skills and a real desire to make a difference.
Get more from your career
Corrections is a stable job with great pay and benefits. Plus, our flexible shifts mean you can spend more time doing the things you love.
Become a key part of rehabilitation
Make your community safer
Learn and teach new skills
Become a great communicator
Join a supportive team
Enjoy great work benefits
Common myths about Corrections
Movies and TV have created a lot of stereotypes about prisons and the role of Correctional Officers. The truth is, it’s a dynamic, rewarding career with great benefits. We’ve busted some of the most common myths below.
You need to be tough
Rather than being tough, the key tools for this role are listening and talking.
Plus, you’ll join a passionate, supportive team that always has your back.
Prison is just concrete and bars
Being a Correctional Officer is a dynamic job that changes every day.
You’ll learn lots of exciting new skills across our various facilities.
You need prior experience and training
You don’t need a formal education or experience in Corrections for this role.
Instead, we look for passionate, dedicated people who are great communicators.
It’s not a good career move
Working in Corrections, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for career growth.
As you move up through the ranks, there are many pathways to explore.
Hear from our team
“I’ve been here over two and a half years now. I haven’t looked back. It was a great career move. I wish I’d done it 15 years ago.”
“What do I love most about being a Correctional Officer? Probably the people I work with. We stand side by side and support each other.”
“Teamwork within the Prison Service is huge. You make friends for life. The camaraderie just oozes from everyone.”
“I love the work-life balance and I love the teamwork. We get quite a few days off, which gives you more time to do what you love. You get two lots of four-week holidays a year.”
“If you’re looking for something that varies day to day, you’ve got good communication skills, and you want to test yourself out… then becoming a Correctional Officer is for you.”