Major Group: 4 - Community and Personal Service Workers | Sub-Major Group: 44 - Protective Service Workers | Minor Group: 442 - Prison and Security Officers | Unit Group: 4421 - Prison Officers
Description: Supervises and controls the activities of inmates in a prison or other correctional institution.
Skill Level 4 : Occupations at Skill Level 4 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:
- NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification or
- AQF Certificate II or III.
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Corrections Officer (NZ)
Correctional Officer (Aus)
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 4421: PRISON OFFICERS
Description: Supervise and control the activities of inmates in prisons and other correctional institutions.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
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