Prison Officer - full time - Hopkins Correctional Centre | Western - Ararat

Prison Officer - full time - Hopkins Correctional Centre

Application Close Date: 31-Oct-2018
Western - Ararat
Prison Officers
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$53,503 - $68,707
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Prison Officer – Hopkins Correctional Centre

Looking for a meaningful career with a sense of purpose? Want a respected career that makes a positive difference to our community? Want to make 2019 your year?

Apply for our ongoing, full-time prison officer vacancies in Corrections Victoria's men's medium security prison, Hopkins Correctional Centre. Training commences 11 February 2019.


Information sessions

We invite you to attend one of our information sessions where prison officers will talk of their careers in Corrections Victoria. Recruitment team members will also be available to answer any questions you have about the selection process and training program.

Saturday, 20 October at 10.30am in Ballarat. PRESS HERE to register

Wednesday, 24 October at 6pm in Ararat. PRESS HERE to register


Benefits of joining

  • No qualifications are required. On completion of our full-time, paid, eight-week training program, you will feel confident and well equipped to begin your new career.
  • As an ongoing member of the Victorian Public Service, gain job security and a long term career.
  • Receive a stable income in addition to penalty rates for overtime, weekend and public holiday shifts as well as annual salary increases when performance benchmarks are met.
  • Gain access to your shift arrangement well in advance so you can plan for personal and/or family commitments.
  • Develop your career with the Department of Justice and Regulation with further education and training opportunities including a Certificate III in Correctional Practice.


About Hopkins Correctional Centre, Ararat

  • Medium security prison based in Ararat
  • Houses a high percentage of male prisoners with protection requirements including those in remand
  • Hopkins Correctional Centre is one of our most recently revamped correctional centres with modern features and comfortable facilities
  • Prisoners are required to work or study to remain in the facility. Industries available for prisoners to work and study include metalwork, horticulture and various TAFE courses.


Who we are looking for:

  • We hire from a range of different industries, backgrounds and age brackets. Therefore, mature-aged candidates are also encouraged to apply!
  • We have successfully appointed prison officers from a diverse range of industries including; trades, hospitality, sales, farming, manufacturing, customer service and transport.
  • We hire people with life experience who are non-judgmental and respectful, where personal opinions are left at home. It won't impact how your treatment or respect towards prisoners in our care.
  • We value individuals who can demonstrate their maturity, integrity and resilience, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Pre-employment checks

At the final stages of the recruitment process, we'll speak to your professional referees. We will also conduct national criminal checks. It is important to disclose all relevant details as instructed in the forms we will provide.

These will include:

  • National Criminal Record Check (and fingerprints check) 
  • Pre-employment security check 
  • Vic Roads License Check (or interstate or overseas if applicable) 
  • Victoria Police Check  

Please note, a full and current Victorian driver's licence is also required by the time training commences on 11 February 2019


Pre-Service Medical and Physical Capability Assessment 

Due to the potential physical requirements of the role you are required to have a healthy level of fitness. You are also required to pass a medical assessment for OH&S purposes. 

For further information please refer to the medical and fitness document attached.


Applications close Wednesday, 31 October at 11.59pm. Applications will be reviewed regularly up until the closing date, so don't hesitate, apply now!

For any enquiries please contact our recruitment team on

For any specific enquiries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact our Aboriginal Employment Team on



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