Prison Officer - Hopkins Correctional Centre and Langi Kal Kal Prison

Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type:
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Western - Ararat
Reference: VG/GRAMPOCT
Closing Date: 25-Jul-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Full time, ongoing and casual
Attachments: Prison officer - Position description.doc (Word, 779KB)

Prison Officer Recruitment Process.DOC (Word, 1.39MB)

Prison officer - health assessment fact sheet.pdf (PDF, 287KB)

Contact: Prisons recruitment

Position Details

Prison Officer – Langi Kal Kal Prison and Hopkins Correctional Centre

Ongoing (full-time) and casual vacancies: Squad commences mid October 2019.

$33.09 per hour + super + penalty rates for evening, weekend and public holidays (casual roles)

$55,256 - $70,958 per annum + super + penalty rates for evening, weekend and public holidays (ongoing (full-time) roles)

  • Looking for a career change? Want to make a positive difference in our community?
  • Join our upcoming squad of ongoing full-time and casual prison officers.
  • 8 weeks full-time training (Monday – Friday) commences Monday 14 October 2019.

We have hired prison officers from a range of trades incl. construction, security, transport, truck drivers, labouring, gardening, hospitality, manufacturing, sales, farming, and customer service.

We invite you to attend our upcoming information session at Hopkins Correctional Centre in Ararat:

Find out more about the role from our prison officers, GM and recruitment staff:

Wednesday, 17 July: 6pm to 7pm

To register for your free ticket press here


Your career as a prison officer with Corrections Victoria

  • Share the joint responsibility for supervision of prisoners and the security of the prison on your shift.
  • Conduct cell searches, escort duties, observe and assess prisoner behaviour, and respond to incidents.
  • Provide prisoners with leadership, advice, support and guidance, without letting any personal moral judgement or stigma impact your ability to treat each prisoner with equal respect and care.
  • Collate information on prisoners in your assigned unit and document incidents and compile case management reports.

Press here to watch our short Hopkins Correctional Centre prison officer recruitment video.

Press here to watch our short Langi Kal Kal prison officer recruitment video.


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 hire people with life experience who are non-judgmental and respectful, where personal opinions are left at home.
  • We value individuals who can demonstrate maturity, integrity and resilience, strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You are also required to meet our physical and medical minimum benchmarks for custodial staff. Press here to watch a short video to find out what the assessments involve.


Please note:

  • To be eligible for employment, you must have unrestricted working rights in Australia and a full and current Victorian driver's licence (or a minimum P2).
  • You must successfully complete the paid full-time, eight-week pre-service training (commencing mid October 2019) to be appointed as a prison officer. 


Benefits of joining

  • All prison officers enjoy generous penalty rates paid on night shifts and weekends, and yearly performance-based salary increases.
  • Receive eight-weeks paid full-time training with your new squad. By the end of the program, you will feel confident and well equipped to begin your new job.
  • Casual prison officers can choose shifts and days that suit you so that you can balance your work and personal commitments.
  • Receive bi-annual hourly wage increases or salary increases.
  • Casual prison officers choose shifts at both Hopkins Correctional Centre in Ararat and Langi Kal Kal prison in Trawalla.
  • Casual prison officers receive notice of shifts in advance as well as late notice shifts.
    Ongoing prison officers have guaranteed full-time hours, on a 24-hour fortnightly rotating roster.


About Hopkins Correctional Centre, Ararat

  • Medium security protection prison located in Ararat.
  • Houses up to 782 male prisoners.
  • Hopkins Correctional Centre is one of our most recently revamped correctional centres with modern features and comfortable facilities.
  • Industries available for prisoners to work and study include metalwork, horticulture and various TAFE courses.                  

About Langi Kal Kal Prison, Trawalla

  • Minimum security open-plan prison.
  • Houses up to 428 male prisoners.  
  • Large working farm, and is primarily a minimum security pathway for protection prisoners from Hopkins Correctional Centre.
  • Prisoners are involved in paid work in a variety of trades, which assists the individuals gaining skills and certificates that can be used in finding employment when released.
  • Includes self-sufficient accommodation units, assisting prisoners in their transition back into society.


Pre-employment checks

You will be required to complete a number of pre-employment checks including reference, security and health checks (please refer to the fact sheet attached). You may also be requested to attend an interview with the General Manager of the prison if further information is required at the final stages of the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 25 July at 11.59pm. Applications will be reviewed regularly up until the closing date, don't hesitate, apply now!

For any enquiries please contact our recruitment teamHudson Talent Management on 1300 037 541 or

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

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