Prison Officer - ANZSCO 442111

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.
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