Prison Officer

Organisation : Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC)

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Other

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $53,503 - $68,707

Application Closing Date : 24 Oct, 2018

About the Role

Looking for a meaningful career with a sense of purpose? Want a respected career that makes a positive difference to our community? Want to make 2019 your year?

Apply for our ongoing, full-time prison officer vacancies in Corrections Victoria’s women’s prison, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC). Training commences 14 January 2019.

  • No qualifications are required. On completion of our full-time, paid, eight-week training program, you will feel confident and well equipped to begin your new career.
  • As an ongoing member of the Victorian Public Service, gain job security and a long term career.
  • Receive a stable income in addition to penalty rates for overtime, weekend and public holiday shifts as well as annual salary increases when performance benchmarks are met.
  • Gain access to your shift arrangement well in advance so you can plan for personal and/or family commitments.
  • Develop your career with the Department of Justice and Regulation with further education and training opportunities including a Certificate III in Correctional Practice.


Information sessions

We invite you to attend one of our information sessions where prison officers will talk of their careers in Corrections Victoria. Recruitment team members will also be available to answer any questions you have about the selection process and training program.

i) Saturday, 13 October from 10.30am to 11.30am in Werribee

To register press here

ii) Wednesday, 17 October from 6pm to 7.30pm in Moonee Ponds

To register press here

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC)

  • DPFC is a front end maximum security prison for women based in Deer Park, Western Melbourne. It's only one of two women's prisons in the state of Victoria. As a prison officer working with female prisoners, our focus is to help prisoners gain the skills needed to help reintegrate back into the community.

  • There is a strong focus on recognising and understanding the impact trauma has on women (such as domestic violence and sexual assault); and how we can best empathise and build trust, through the way our prison officers communicate, listen and engage with each individual prisoner in our care at DPFC.

  • Prison officers at DPFC are positive role models, giving female prisoners in our care the best chance to become a contributing member of the community upon their release.

  • Our prison officers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries including hospitality, social work, customer service, aged care, and trades.

  • We look for people with life experience who are non-judgmental and respectful of staff and offenders in our care. Prison officers must demonstrate maturity, integrity and resilience, strong interpersonal skills and be fit and healthy.

Apply for this Job

Security checks will include: 

  • National Criminal Record Check (and fingerprints check) 

  • Pre-employment security check 

  • Vic Roads License Check (or interstate or overseas if applicable) 

  • Victoria Police Check  


Pre-Service Medical and Physical Capability Assessment 

  • Due to the potential physical requirements of the role you are required to have a healthy level of fitness. You are also required to pass a medical assessment for OH&S purposes. 

  • For further information please refer to the medical and fitness document attached.

Applications close Wednesday, 24 October at 11.59pm. Applications will be reviewed regularly up until the closing date, so don't hesitate, apply now!

For any enquiries please contact our recruitment team on

For any specific enquiries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact our Aboriginal Employment Team on

Please quote in application: Prison Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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