Careers in the Correctional Services

Careers in the Correctional Services

In Australia, the Correctional Services industry provides management and supervision of offenders in prisons, juvenile and immigration detention; as well as parole services.

You’ve probably heard of Correctional Officers (or Prison Officers), but there are lots of other jobs within the Correctional Services industry too.
You could be working for one of the many services supporting the operation of correctional facilities, from the provision of food, clothing, maintenance, and security, to rehabilitation programs, and health care.

Jobs to explore

Interested in a career that offers training, progression, and job security?  Why not have a look at some of the jobs you could do within Correctional Services. Here are a few examples:
  • Custodial Correctional Officer
  • Custodial Officer
  • Probation Services Officer
  • Case Manager
  • Cultural Liaison Officer
  • Trainer
  • Psychologist
  • Health worker
  • Trade Instructor
  • Administration Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst / Advisor
  • Stores Personnel
  • Catering Manager
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Building and Grounds Maintenance

Correctional Services in your state / territory

Each state or territory manages their own correctional services. You can find out more about the jobs available, the eligibility requirements for each job, how to apply and other information on their websites here:


New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory


South Australia

Northern Territory

Western Australia


Similar careers to consider

If you’ve thought about a career working within the Correctional Services but you’re not convinced it would be perfect for you, you could also look at:

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