Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility
Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) is in Manukau, south of Auckland. It was the first purpose-built women's prison in the North Island.
Phone: (09) 250 9400
Private Bag 76908
South Auckland Mail Centre
20 Hautu Dr
Manukau City 2104
Prisoner capacity: 462
Security classification: Minimum to maximum security women
Year established: 2006
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The workshop based Automotive training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects needed to enter employment in garages and the automotive industry. Prisoners work with project vehicles to demonstrate their skills.
The Engineering Training workshop provides an intensive introductory course in Mechanical Engineering trades to prepare learners for employment in engineering both in the real world or in the adjacent Engineering Employment activity and as an engineer in the Concrete Workshop.
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The Horticulture Training Nursery provides an intensive training programme to prepare learners for employment in production horticulture.
|Hospitality Training Course||12||
The Hospitality training course is embedded within the Commercial Kitchen and prepares learners for a range of roles supporting employment in commercial catering. Learners develop their
The Barista training course is a specialist skillset of the Hospitality Training Course and provides learners in the skills and knowledge needed to be a barista.
Kitchen prisoners are employed under supervision of Offender Employment Instructors to provide the prison population with three nutritional meals a day from a national menu. Prisoners also learn additional skills within the commercial catering environment and meal distribution. All areas of prison catering operate under an approved food safety programme. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Cookery Level 2 and 3.
|8||ARWCF provides a catering cafeteria to support the adjacent Wiri construction project, with plans to expand the activity to include a semi commercial cafe for ARWCF staff.|
|Laundry||8||The laundry provides commercial laundry services to the Prison and contract work for external clients as required. Prisoners process, clean, dry press, and distribute laundry products. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Laundry Washroom Procedures Level 1.|
Asset Maintenance work parties clean, maintain, and paint Corrections buildings and facilities. Prisoners wash down, prepare, and paint corrections buildings exterior and interior including working at heights.
|36||Grounds Maintenance work parties maintain and beautify Corrections land assets through cleaning, mowing, trimming, planting and maintaining gardens. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 (and above).|
|25||The Distribution Centre is a warehouse and distribution operation providing prisoners with a range of approved items for prisoner purchase. The Distribution centre operates like a commercial activity and provides prisoners with experience in a range of retail, warehousing, and distribution roles including operating commercial systems and forklifts. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Distribution Level 2 and 3.|
|Manufacturing||15||The manufacturing workshop assembles lighting fixtures and components under contract. Prisoners work in a commercial assembly production environment. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Manufacturing Level 2.|