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To protect, to rehabilitate and to serve


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Apply now in becoming a prison officer.The Department of Justice values our employees highly and is always looking to add skilful and dedicated people to the team. So if you are thinking about joining us explore our exciting diverse range of career opportunities.

The Department's mission is to ensure a safer community. Critical to this mission is a focus on:

  • security of detainees and prisoners in correctional facilities and offenders on community-based orders and parole
  • safety of our people
  • safety of offenders / detainees / prisoners
  • rehabilitation

Corrective Services work is more than a job – it is a vocation. The Department is committed to protecting the community, the people in our care and each other. In carrying out our mission we serve the public. Everyone in the Department is a leader, and everyone leads at all levels in community corrections, custodial settings and the public sector.

Our values

Being ethical and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviours to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.

Treating all with dignity, fairness and courtesy.

Being willing, able to explain and justify the appropriateness of actions and decisions.

Always doing what we say we will and striving for quality in everything we do.

Undertaking continuous improvement and developing our own skills and knowledge.

Page last updated: 9-Mar-2020