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Due to machinery of government changes, Queensland Corrective Services is transitioning from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. We will continue to update this website while we work on our new website.

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is a major operational division within the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Our staff are the eyes and ears of Queensland Corrective Services, working on the frontlines of custodial and probation and parole operations. They are all part of a team responsible for:

  • managing prisons
  • supervising prisoners in the courts
  • transporting prisoners
  • supervision and management of offenders in the community

All QCS positions are advertised on the Smart Jobs website.

If you are interested in working with QCS, we encourage you to register on Smart Jobs to receive regular updates for relevant opportunities with QCS and to view job descriptions and role requirements for jobs that interest you.

Working as a Custodial Correctional Officer

As a Custodial Correctional Officers (CCO), you will:

  • monitor and maintain the security of the correctional environment
  • supervise and provide services to prisoners on a daily basis
  • participate in the reception, induction and discharge of prisoners in accordance with procedures
  • write prisoner case notes and prepare reports
  • interact with police, solicitors, contractors, as well as the general public
  • participate in the rehabilitation of prisoners.

Our CCOs work in some of the most modern and technologically advanced prisons in the world.

Starting your role

If you are successful, and we offer you a job, you will begin your role with paid training. You must complete the 10 week Custodial Officers Entry Program (COEP), and pass written and physical assessments.

After you complete the COEP, you must complete the Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial) course within 12 months of beginning your role. This is a work-based training and assessment program.

Working as a Probation and Parole Case Manager

As a Case Manager within the Probation and Parole Service, you will:

  • supervise and manage offenders subject to community-based orders by undertaking direct interaction to ensure reporting and assessments requirements are met
  • ensure offenders comply with the conditions of their supervision order in accordance with legislation and operational practice guidelines
  • conduct drug testing of offenders and maintain accurate records
  • identify risk and respond appropriately, working together with the Queensland Police Service and other government agencies to ensure a high standard of community safety
  • compile offender case notes and intervention reports, and ensure the provision of accurate information to the courts, Parole Board Queensland, and other agencies
  • participate in the rehabilitation of offenders through their management and involvement in intervention and community service programs.

Starting your role

If you are successful, and we offer you a job, you will be provided work-based training and supervision.

Equal opportunity

We understand that the best quality service will be delivered through a workforce that fully represents the community. As an equal employment opportunity employer, we encourage people from the following groups to apply:

  • women
  • Aboriginal people
  • Torres Strait Islander people
  • Australian South Sea Islander people
  • people with a disability
  • people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Opportunities for professional development

We encourage career development, and offer training programs to our employees, including:

  • Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Diploma in Correctional Administration

Recruitment and requirements

A mandatory requirement for this position is the possession of a human services or behavioural science degree in fields such as criminology, law, justice, humanities, psychology, social sciences, social welfare, health, education, business and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies.

Salary levels and employment conditions are available below:

All staff are required to observe the Code of Conduct.

All our facilities are tobacco and smoke free.

Last reviewed
3 January 2018
Last updated
3 January 2018
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