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442111 - Prison Officer

Description

Supervises and controls the activities of inmates in a prison or other correctional institution.

Skill Level

4

Alternative Titles

    • Correctional Officer (Aus)
    • Corrections Officer (NZ)

Specialisations

    • Custodial Officer

Skills Assessment Authority

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4421 Prison Officers

Description

supervise and control the activities of inmates in prisons and other correctional institutions.

Tasks

    • observing the conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
    • inspecting and maintaining the security of locks, window bars, grilles, doors and gates
    • supervising prisoners during work assignments, recreational periods, sporting activities and meals
    • assisting with the implementation of education, rehabilitation and other programs organised for prisoners
    • searching prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs and other contraband items
    • patrolling assigned areas and reporting breaches of rules, unsatisfactory attitudes and prisoner adjustment problems
    • requisitioning prisoners' clothing, toiletries, reading material and other allowable items
    • supervising prisoners in transit between courts, prisons and other facilities

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 442111 Prison Officer

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