Commissioning to commence late 2024. View available roles

Our staff work every day to ensure prisoners are less likely to reoffend. Engaging the successful rehabilitation of offenders is the most rewarding part of our job. That’s what drives us, and it’s what we do best.


Our staff come from all walks of life and are united by the rewarding, exciting and dynamic lifestyle of working in corrections. In this new centre, the roles below will work closely as a multi-disciplinary team to provide safe and secure services.

We are an inclusive organisation. We value and respect differences and the diversity of thought and experiences brought to our workforce culture. We encourage applicants representing all genders, cultural backgrounds, ages, languages, sexual orientations, family responsibilities and people with disability to apply.
We respect, protect and promote human rights in our decision-making and actions.

We invite and welcome applicants who identify with one or more Diversity Target Group as defined in Section 25 of the Public Sector Act 2022 and meet the eligibility and suitability requirements.

Primary Healthcare Roles

West Moreton Health will provide healthcare services at the Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre with the aim of improving prisoner health and wellbeing. A range of opportunities will soon be available for health professionals across several disciplines including medical, nursing, allied health, oral health, and specialist mental health. Roles will be available across all classifications, offering competitive wage rates, professional development, flexible work arrangements and generous leave entitlements. For more information and to register your interest, visit Prison Health Services | West Moreton Health.


Application information

  • To be alerted when new positions are advertised, you can register on the SmartJobs website.
  • Please be aware, commissioning of the Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre will commence late 2024. If you are successful in securing a role you may be deployed to another Queensland Corrective Services centre in Southeast Queensland in the interim as part of your onboarding experience and training.
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Centre Leadership

Maintain centre standards, embrace innovation, and ensure safety.

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Custodial Correctional Officers, Supervisors and Trade Instructors

Ensure prisoners are managed safely and securely and act as agents of change to stop the cycle of reoffending.

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Management and Administration

Deliver efficient and effective administrative support of the centre’s day-to-day operations.

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Psychology and Allied Health

Provide high quality services including mental health and disability assessment, case management and intervention.

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Case and Sentence Management

Assess and manage prisoners across the period of their sentence.

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Rehabilitation and Education

Provide prisoner education to develop skills and strategies to reduce reoffending. Includes Cultural Liaison Officers.

Interested in working with us?

With hundreds of positions on offer at the Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre, there’s a role that can help you make a difference. If you can’t see a job in the Available roles column, register your interest and a member of our team will get in touch.


To be employed by QCS, you must be either:

an Australian citizen.
a permanent resident of Australia.
a New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport.
or a non-citizen with a valid visa which provides the right to work in Australia.

Please be aware some positions will require mandatory qualifications. Mandatory qualifications will always be listed in the role description. Criminal history checks are also undertaken on preferred applicants.

Salary and benefits

Careers in corrections offer great salaries and job security. For example, salaries for Custodial Correctional Officers range from $81,645 to $117,152, inclusive of allowances and superannuation. Other roles, such as administration and allied health are competitive and comparative to similar roles across the Queensland public sector.

Work-life balance

To ensure a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible working arrangements including a condensed working week for some roles. Other working arrangements include casual, part time, purchased leave, as well as working from home for some positions. If relocation is required, you may be eligible for relocation funding and support.

Career development and training

We offer ongoing career development opportunities and training while working in corrections. Every staff member receives comprehensive onboarding and training specifically designed in accordance with evidence-based best practices.

If you are appointed to a custodial role, you will be paid to undertake training. You will be fully supported in a dynamic workplace, with the ability to complete a Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma in Corrections supported by Queensland Corrective Services.

What we are looking for

Appointment to any role at Queensland Corrective Services is based on who is best suited for the role. We assess your eligibility and suitability for employment based on where you have worked and what you have done previously; and what knowledge, skills and attributes you can bring to the team and the role. This includes your diversity of lived experience, your personal qualities and your potential for development.

“One of the most standout points of the job is being able to help the prisoners. Watching them progress through the programs and actually helping guide them through.”

Josh, Custodial Correctional Officer

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