Industry Supervisor

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: Cog3
Work Location: Grampians Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/5642-JUL24
Closing Date: 30-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $91,962 - $99,375
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 5642 - COG3 - Industry Supervisor - LKK.pdf (PDF, 195KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Evan Zammit on 0408 563 177

Position Details

  • Develop and implement strategic solutions, while leading a team of staff and people and custody.
  • Ongoing full time opportunity within H.M Prison Langi Kal Kal.
  • COG Grade 3: $91,962 - $99,375 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking an Industry Supervisor to provide a critical role within Corrections Victoria.


About the Business Unit

H.M. Prison Langi Kal Kal is a minimum-security men's protection prison located 140klm west of Melbourne at Trawalla. The prison's primary purpose is the reintegration and preparedness of offenders for transition to release. H.M Prison Langi Kal Kal is made up of eight separate industries: Farm, Horticulture, Landmate, Kitchen, Metal fabrication, Poultry, Textiles & Warehouse, where there is a strong focus on employment, training, and work readiness.

About the Role

 Industry Supervisors are team leaders in the prison environment. The roles require leadership, maturity, sound judgement and confidence in decision making, with developed capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate staff and people in custody. With highly developed communication and negotiation skills, the Industry Supervisor leads and manages industry staff to achieve program and service outcomes in a multidisciplinary team and rehabilitative environment.

In a vocational training environment, the Industry Supervisor will support Industry Officers to coach, mentor and motivate people in custody, placing emphasis on individual offender management practices with a view to upskill and train as positive rehabilitation outcomes.

As some of the Prison Industries operate 7 days a week, Industry Supervisors may be required to work across a 7-day roster.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Supervise staff and people in custody to ensure achievement of operational aims of the industry. These include commercial production targets and customer expectations, ordering and maintaining control of stock, materials, financial records and providing an industry model-workplace training environment.
  • Effectively manage all work areas to ensure the safety and security of people in custody, staff and visitors. This includes appropriate levels of surveillance and interaction within the facility, and monitoring staff and people in custody for compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety, and security procedures.
  • Deliver performance management targets and undertake professional development as required to enhance the role as part of a staff team, with emphasis on following industry requirements for OH&S, quality assurance, monitoring, recording and record keeping systems of prison industry functional areas and recommending improvements where necessary.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Warehouse/Logistics experience (desirable).
  • Qualifications or experience in a relevant industry (desirable).
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with staff, people in custody and service providers in the delivery of an integrated, whole of Justice approach to reducing re-offending (preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in the effective management of an Industry/ business (preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience on LEAN and continuous improvement providing an industry model workplace training environment (desirable).
  • Demonstrated experience in OH&S, (- knowledge and experience to safely consign, handle and transport dangerous and hazardous substances, (desirable))
  • Good Computer Skills Working knowledge of departmental computer and data systems and Microsoft Office Suite (preferred).


  • Appropriate qualifications and or extensive experience in Warehouse/Logistics (desirable).
  • An appropriate trade qualification and/or demonstrated experience in a relevant trade to an existing Langi Kal Kal industry (desirable).
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desirable).
  • Completion of (or willing to undertake) Prison Pre-Service Training.


How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.




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