Working at Corrections
Our frontline and National Office roles are diverse, but we work together as one team across our prisons and community corrections sites to protect the public and reduce re-offending so that, ultimately, fewer people are affected by crime.
Our goal is to reduce re-offending by 25%. We know why people go on to commit more crime – many have drug and alcohol issues, no job skills and little education. It is easy to see why people fall into their old ways when they’ve finished their sentence, but there is much we can do to help them. At Corrections we support all offenders, including those who pose a high risk, to help them to find a way to change their lives.
Corrections is a culturally responsive workplace which means we expect all employees to recognise and respond to the needs and aspirations of the many cultural and ethnic groups represented among the offenders we manage.
We support collective bargaining and have a positive and proactive relationship with our unions. We believe our employees should be paid a fair wage and make sure that what we pay is in line with other organisations and government departments.
We will support you to do your job well by providing you with access to staff benefits that include a variety of training and development opportunities, health checks and a range of financial benefits.
Advantages of working for Corrections.Learn more about Benefits
A culturally responsive workforce helps achieve the Department's key priority of reducing re-offending.Learn more about Cultural responsiveness
The Department of Corrections is committed to equal employment opportunities.Learn more about Equal employment opportunities
Corrections has a positive and proactive relationship with unions.Learn more about Unions