Prison Officer - Metropolitan Remand Centre

Western Suburbs
Government & Defence
Police & Corrections
$55,000 - $69,999
Full time
Posted 12d ago

Are you ready to start a career that has long-term job security? 

  • Multiple full-time positions available
  • Bring your life experience and get paid to train on the job
  • Help make the community a safer place for everyone

Prison officers equip prisoners with the skills they need to build a better future. If you’re a great communicator and enjoy achieving positive outcomes in challenging situations, then you have the qualities needed to make a good prison officer. 

Whatever work background you’re from – retail, hospitality, administration, construction, education, healthcare, manufacturing or community services (to name a few) - your experience has already set you up to succeed in this role.

Information session
Register for the online information session and hear about the experiences of current prison officers and ask your questions about the job and the many benefits.

Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 6pm
Register here 

What’s in it for you

  • Gain job security and earn $57,638 - $74,016 + super 
  • Complete eight weeks of paid full-time training (paid at $55,836 per annum pro rata). By the end, you will feel confident and well equipped to begin your new job and continue working towards Certificate III accreditation in Custodial Services Practice
  • Generous penalty rates on night shifts, weekends and public holidays paid in addition to salary. These benefits can significantly increase your take home pay
  • Work with a highly supportive team and enjoy the satisfaction of making a real difference

The skills prison officers have

To thrive in this job, you will need to be an effective communicator with a good level of empathy and resilience. Integrity and honesty are vital qualities, along with professionalism, situational awareness and the ability to follow procedures. You will also need to have emotional intelligence so you can be a consistent role model who makes considered decisions under pressure.


  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold Australian permanent residency.
  • Hold a current Victorian driver’s license (minimum P2 category) and be willing to obtain a first aid certificate.
  • Undergo pre-employment checks that may include national police checks, misconduct screening and traffic offences.
  • A level of health and fitness is required - learn more 

We are committed to building a workforce that promotes diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the value a diverse workforce has on building and maintaining a safe and secure work environment for all. We strongly encourage expressions of interest across all cultural backgrounds, genders and abilities.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including prison officers. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

Find out more about what you'll do on the job,

Applications close at midnight, on Thursday 6 January 2022.

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