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Correctional Officer

Division:  Corrective Services NSW

Bathurst, NSW, AU, 2795 Lithgow, NSW, AU, 2790 Wellington, NSW, AU, 2820 Oberon, NSW, AU, 2787 Broken Hill, NSW, AU, 2880

Req ID:  38858
  • Far West & Central NSW centres
  • Full-time secure employment
  • Rewarding salary with a paid qualification


Making a career change doesn’t mean you have to start over. Join an organisation with a rich history where your life experience will be valued.


If you are passionate about keeping the community safe, in a role that brings out the best in people, join our family of blue and become a Correctional Officer in NSW today!


About the role


Correctional Officers play a positive role in keeping the community safe and helping offenders find ways to improve their lives. They supervise inmates being held in correction facilities such as prisons and court cells across New South Wales.


To support a broad range of people in custody, our workforce needs to be equally diverse. We also encourage applications from women and Aboriginal Peoples who would like to join our inclusive organisation.


What will you do?


Correctional Officers work within a supportive team environment on a 24/7 rotating roster system where no two shifts are the same.


They are required to interact with inmates and ensure the safety and security of the facility by undertaking searches, monitoring behaviours and communicating effectively. To find out more, watch our ‘Day in the Life of a Correctional Officer’ video.


We are taking application for the following centres ONLY


  • Bathurst Correctional Centre
  • Broken Hill Correctional Centre
  • Lithgow Correctional Centre
  • Macquarie Correctional Centre (Wellington)
  • Wellington Correctional Centre


What’s in it for you?


  • Get prepared with a 10-week paid training course
  • Nationally recognised qualification of Certificate III in Correctional Practice
  • Career development into specialised roles
  • Keep fit with a Fitness Passport
  • Get a tax break with a Novated car lease
  • Additional study leave for further development


What do you need to apply?


  • An up-to-date resume (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page)
  • Answer all questions on the online application form accurately and honestly
  • It is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants will have had two doses of the TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine.


For more information, visit the following helpful links



Need help with your application?


If you need help with your application or require a recruitment adjustment, email Talent Acquisition, or speak to one of our advisors on 1800 810 316 (option 1) and inform us of your preferred method of communication.


Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit


We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.


Visit our careers site for more information about Inclusion & Diversity.


Apply Now! Applications are open for a limited time only.


Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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