Invercargill Prison is a men's prison near Invercargill city centre and the airport.
Phone: (03) 211 3400
PO Box 827
42 Liffey St
Security classification: Minimum to low-medium security men
Year established: 1910
|Carpentry Training Courses
The workshop based Carpentry training programmes provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects of introductory carpentry and construction to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to enter the construction industry. The main course project is the construction of a partial or complete house.
|Painting Training Courses
The workshop based Painting training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects providing an introduction to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to enter the Painting industry. Prisoners undertake commercial painting projects in order to demonstrate their skills.
The workshop based Forestry training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects providing an introduction to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to enter the Forestry industry. Prisoners work with chainsaws to cut and process logging to develop the required skills.
|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.
|The laundry provides commercial laundry services to the Prison and contract work for external clients as required. Prisoner’s 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.
|Forestry Work Parties undertake contract forestry contract work supporting timber production throughout Southland. Prisoners employed in this activity undertake a range of commercial forestry skills from planting through to harvesting timber. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the Certificate in Forestry Level 2.