You usually need to pass a selection process and undertake pre-service training before you can work as a Prison Officer. Those who complete the training program are awarded a nationally recognised qualification.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- driver's licence
- national police check
- first aid certificate
- medical test
- Psychometric or aptitude tests
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
- You might be interested in Correctional Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.