You usually need a formal qualification in community services, behavioural science, social work, social science, criminology, justice studies, or psychology to work as a Parole or Probation Officer. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Parole and Probation Officers.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
- Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
- Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
- You might be interested in Community Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.