1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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PRISON OFFICERS supervise and control inmates in prisons and other correctional institutions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least one years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • 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, sports and meals
  • assisting with the implementation of programs organised for prisoners
  • searching prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs or contraband items
  • patrolling assigned areas and reporting breaches of rules, unsatisfactory attitudes or prisoner adjustment problems


This section contains the following subsection :
              6393-11 Prison Officer

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