The TPS conducts information nights during recruitment times to provide applicants with information about the TPS, the role and functions of Correctional Officers and the selection process.
Dates and times for information nights are advertised in local newspapers when positions are advertised.
To register your interest to attend an information night in the future, please contact the Administrative Officer on (03) 6216 8156 or 1800 233 911 or email email@example.com
If you are interested in applying please submit a recent resume telling us where you have worked, what you have done, the names of two employment related references and their contact details.
You do not need to address the selection criteria.
If your application meets the required standard you will be contacted and advised if you have advanced to the written assessments stage.
These assessments are basic aptitude tests.
Applicants who successfully pass the written assessment will be invited to attend an evaluation day.
At the interview, applicants are asked a series of standardised questions.
The interview takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half and will take place on a weekday at the Risdon Prison site before a panel of 4 interviewers. Three of the panel members will be TPS staff and the fourth will be an independent panel member.
Applicants who successfully advance to interview will be required to complete a medical examination with their own General Practitioner (GP). The TPS will provide applicants with a Medical Assessment Pack to take to the appointment with their GP. These forms are completed in conjunction between the applicant and GP and need to be returned to the TPS.
Please note: Applicants are responsible for their own medical costs in relation to the medical assessment and any subsequent examinations.
Applicants who successfully advance to interview and who have received medical clearance from their GP to participate, will be required to undertake a fitness assessment. The fitness assessment is held off site and is completed after the Evaluation Day.
Previous supervisors/managers will be contacted so that we can ensure that you are suitable for the position.
If applicants are currently unemployed their most recent employer details are required.
Applicants must make full disclosure of all criminal convictions including any traffic/driving infringements, spent convictions and juvenile offences.