Prison Officers supervise and control the activities of inmates in prisons and other correctional institutions
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- observing the conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
- inspecting and maintaining the security of locks, window bars, grilles, doors and gates
- supervising prisoners during work assignments, recreational periods, sporting activities and meals
- assisting with the implementation of education, rehabilitation and other programs organised for prisoners
- searching prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs and other contraband items
- patrolling assigned areas and reporting breaches of rules, unsatisfactory attitudes and prisoner adjustment problems
- requisitioning prisoners' clothing, toiletries, reading material and other allowable items
- supervising prisoners in transit between courts, prisons and other facilities
VET (Vocational Education And Training)
- Certificate II in Justice Services
- Certificate III in Correctional Practice
- Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
- Diploma of Correctional Administration
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- Tue 17 Mar , 2020
- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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