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Trainee Correctional Officers – Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek

NT Government

Base pay $60k - $88k
Permanent Full time Standard business hours
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Full job description

Northern Territory Correctional Services has an important role in our justice system – to supervise and rehabilitate prisoners in custody, and offenders under supervision in our communities.

As a Trainee Correctional Officer, your role will be dynamic and challenging. You will help make our communities safer by supporting and mentoring prisoners to become responsible community members when they leave custody. You will help deliver services that enable prisoners to improve their lives and successfully reintegrate back into the community.

About you:

To be a successful Trainee Correctional Officer you’ll be: 

  • Passionate about making a difference in someone’s life. 
  • Culturally competent and respect cultural diversity. 
  • Looking for a new career with security, training and development. 
  • Available to work on a 24/7 roster. 
  • Committed to making our communities safer. 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 


There are a range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working conditions. Correctional facilities operate on a 24 hour roster system, seven days a week. 
  • Working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Good work/life balance
  • Employment security.
  • Opportunities for promotion and career development.
  • Supplied uniforms.
  • Subsidised gym memberships.
  • Up to seven weeks annual leave each year - conditions apply.

What we are looking for:

To meet the demands of the role of a Trainee Correctional Officer we’re looking for people from all walks of life who demonstrate integrity, maturity and life experience.

To be considered for this opportunity you must:

  • Be of good character, with strong communication and organisational skills, and understand the value of being a team player. 
  • Able to demonstrate the required literacy, numeracy and aptitude through testing
  • Be able to demonstrate a good level of fitness by participating in a fitness assessment
  • Have skills and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Be an Australian Citizen; a New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport; or a Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID011 Provide First Aid) with 6 months validity upon commencement
  • Have a current Australian “C” class driver licence with the ability to drive a manual vehicle upon commencement. 
  • Have completed Year 10 with the ability to successfully undertake the CSC30120 Certificate III Correctional Practice to be determined via a Language, Literacy and Numeracy [LLN] test during the recruitment process
  • Must meet and observe the Northern Territory Chief Health Officer’s - Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 COVID-19 Directions at the time.

Salary - 12 Month Training Program

As a Trainee Correctional Officer, you will undertake an 11-week paid training program that will give you the skills and knowledge to support the safety and security of our correctional centres, staff, visitors and prisoners. You will also undertake a 12 month nationally accredited qualification CSC30120 Certificate III in Correctional Practice.

  • First 8 week block training salary of $55,235 plus 9.5% superannuation applies ($60,482 remuneration package)
  • 9 –11 week period (shadow) $55,235 plus 34% consolidated allowance, plus 9.5% superannuation applies.($79,261 remuneration package)
  • After the 11 week training period - $61,372 plus 34% consolidated allowance plus 9.5% superannuation applies.($88,068 remuneration package)

Successful completion of the 12 month contract/program may result in an offer of ongoing employment, under probation with NTCS.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding these positions please contact NT Correctional Services Recruitment on 08 8928 7392 or NTCS.Recruitment@nt.gov.au.

To apply visit https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/Search

Quote vacancy number:  36272 - Alice Springs, Tennant Creek 
Quote vacancy number:  36215 - Darwin 

Download an information pack: https://justice.nt.gov.au/correctional-services/corrections-careers/correctional-officers/_recache

Note: NTPS employees subject to CHO Directions No. 41 of 2022 requires workers in high risk places to have received their third dose (booster) by 11 March 2022 and CHO Directions 52/2022 now requires remaining employees to have received their third dose (booster) by 22 April 2022 (except where a medical exemption is granted).


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Job details
Date posted
15 Jun 2022
Government, Emergency & Defence
Police & Justice
Base pay
$60k - $88k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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