Prison Officer - casual - Hopkins Correctional Centre and Langi Kal Kal Prison | Western - Ararat

Prison Officer - casual - Hopkins Correctional Centre and Langi Kal Kal Prison

Application Close Date: 31-Oct-2018
Western - Ararat
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 Casual Prison Officer– Hopkins Correctional Centre and Langi Kal Kal Prison

  • $32.04 per hour + super + penalty rates for evening, weekend and public holidays
  • Work across shifts offered at Hopkins Correctional Centre, Ararat and Langi Kal Kal Prison near Trawalla
  • Training (Mon-Fri) commences Monday 11 February 2019

Looking for a meaningful and respected profession with a sense of purpose. Wanting to do more to make a positive difference to our community? Hoping to jump start 2019 with a new and rewarding career? Become a prison officer with Corrections Victoria.


Your career as a prison officer with Corrections Victoria

Prison officers are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of prisoners in the prison environment while also maintaining good order and the security of the prison. This is achieved through searches, escort duties, observing and assessing prisoner behaviour, operating security equipment and effectively responding to prison incidents.

Prison officers are also responsible for contributing to prisoner rehabilitation, encouraging prisoners to establish goals for themselves and to begin engaging in positive behavioural change. 

Prison officers provide prisoners with leadership, advice, support and guidance. Being a positive role model, having a positive impact on the prisoner's lives, and seeing prisoner behaviour change for the better can be very rewarding for a prison officer. The role also involves collating information, writing case files and preparing a variety of reports.


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


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


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.
  • Choose shifts and days that suit you: balance between your career and your personal or other work commitments.
  • Receive an hourly rate of $32.04 per hour for weekend and public holiday shifts in addition to six monthly hourly wage increases.
  • Choose to cover shifts at both Hopkins Correctional Centre in Ararat and Langi Kal Kal prison in Trawalla.
  • Gain a more holistic understanding of how the prison works through exposure across various units within the prison.
  • Receive notice of shifts in advance to late notice shifts.
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent prison officer positions and other opportunities within Corrections Victoria.

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.

About Langi Kal Kal Prison, Trawalla

  • Minimum security male prison based on a farm setting
  • Is used as a minimum security pathway for protection prisoners from Hopkins Correctional Centre
  • Inmates are involved in paid work in a variety of trades, which assists the individuals gaining skills and certificates that can be used in finding a career once released.
  • Communal areas such as shared housing is used, assisting with prisoners in their transition back into society.

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 health assesssmen fact sheet 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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