Justice and Corrective services’ goal is to achieve community safety and reduce the risk of perpetrators reoffending. Jobs in this sector include child protection, police, correctional officers, youth justice officers, community corrections officers, intelligence officers and administrative officers

Specific Job Titles

  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Custodial Corrections Officer
  • Intelligence officer
  • Youth Justice Officer
  • Domestic and Family Violence Court Support Worker

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Current Working With Children and Police checks might be required depending on the specific employer.
  • Core skills in the discipline of psychology.

Specific Job Titles

Parole and Probation Officer

In this role you will supervise offenders who have been placed on community-based orders by the courts, as well as offenders released on parole from prison. You might work in an office or non-institutionalised community correction centre. Some of your time will be spent in court and visiting prisons to interview and assess offenders. You will work towards breaking the cycle of re-offending and promoting behavioural change in offenders. Experience working with a forensic client base is not essential but a definite advantage.

Custodial Corrections Officer

In this role you will not only supervise prisoners but you will also contribute to their rehabilitation by providing leadership, advice, support and guidance.

(Note: Often there is no formal qualification necessary however a Bachelor degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Criminology or Psychology) may be desirable. Completion of the Custodial Officer Entry Program is required).

Intelligence Officer (ASIO)

In this role you will identify and investigate patterns and anomalies, solve complex problems and produce high quality advice for the Australian government. You will undertake research, make assessments and develop in-depth knowledge of specific issues. You might be responsible for the overt and covert collection of national security information and will be required to develop relationships with a variety of people, including members of the public who volunteer information.

  • Bachelor degree (any discipline).
  • Be an Australian citizen with a checkable background.
  • Hold at least a provisional driver’s licence for a C class vehicle.
  • Relocate to Canberra for the training period (thereafter in any Australian capital city, including Canberra, for the duration of your career).
  • Be assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance.

Youth Justice Officer

In this role you will work with young people aged between 10 and 17 years who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. You will motivate and support young people with challenging behaviours to turn their life around and help them reintegrate in the community.

Domestic and Family Violence Court Support Worker

In this role you will provide information, support and assistance to applicants of Domestic Violence Orders. You will support the aggrieved party whilst they file an application for an Order and participate in any related Court process. Knowledge of community development, project work and crisis support services an advantage.