Parole or Probation Officer

Supervises offenders who have been placed on probation by court order or released conditionally from corrective service institutions.
Training time 11 months - 4 years
Average pay $73,954
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 400

What does a Parole or Probation Officer do?

  • assessing clients' needs and planning, developing and implementing educational, training and support programs
  • interviewing clients and assessing the nature and extent of difficulties
  • monitoring and reporting on the progress of clients
  • referring clients to agencies that can provide additional help
  • assessing community need and resources for health, welfare, housing, employment, training and other facilities and services
  • liaising with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies and private businesses about community issues and promoting awareness of community resources and services
  • supporting families and providing education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
  • supervising offenders on probation and parole
  • assisting young people to solve social, emotional and financial problems

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Community Services
Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Justice
Advanced Diploma of Justice