Prison Officers

As a prison officer, you will play a vital role in making our state a safe place to live. You will be tasked with securing offenders and assisting in their rehabilitation. Your challenge is to help them return home with a greater respect for our laws and a willingness to positively contribute to their communities.

It’s important work.

To thrive in the job, you will need energy, empathy and resilience. We don’t care what gender you identify as, or if you’ve been a tradie, an accountant, a hairdresser or a teacher ­– we want officers with life skills. We want officers who communicate well and can find common ground with anyone.

Interested? Here's what happens after the application process ...

If you’re selected to join a squad, you’ll be given four weeks of paid training with your new teammates before beginning work at the facility you applied for.

This is some of the stuff you’ll get up to on a daily basis …

  • Assist your caseload of prisoners to achieve their personal and professional goals leading towards reintegration in society.

  • Work on your assigned prisoners’ Individual Management Plans, ensuring that the programs they are participating in are linked to their needs and objectives.

  • Build relationships with your teammates and other stakeholders, contributing towards a positive and enjoyable working environment.

  • Assist with the safety and security of prisoners, your teammates and visitors.

  • Conduct regular patrols, searches and security-related activities.

We recommended you watch the video below to get an inside look at two of our prisons. It balances the public perceptions of the role of a prison officer with what it’s really like.

Consider this page just the intro, we’d love to talk to you more about the great opportunities for personal growth and different challenges in a career with Corrections Victoria at one of our information evenings (External link). If you can’t make that, though, apply for a role here (External link) and we’ll gladly bring you up to speed if we progress your application. 

Current prison officer vacancies (External link)

Register your expression of interest to be considered for future prison officer roles (External link)

What's involved?

How do you go about becoming a prison officer?

Who are you?

Are you the person that we’re looking for? Find out if you’ll make a great prison officer here.