Custody Officer

Date:  20 May 2024

Canning Vale, WA, AU, 6155

Company:  Ventia

Custody Officer

Are you someone who possesses resilience, maturity, compassion, and empathy? If so, we have an incredible opportunity for you! As part of our ongoing contract with the Department of Justice, we are currently recruiting Custody Officers to join our dynamic team in Perth, WA.
As a Custody Officer, you will play a vital role in providing a safe and secure environment for detainees in custody. Your responsibilities will include ensuring their welfare needs are met and always maintaining a professional and respectful approach.


  • Fully funded Certificate 3 in Correctional Services: Enhance your skills and knowledge with a qualification that will open doors to new opportunities
  • 6 weeks of full paid training to equip you with the necessary skills
  • Competitive rates: Starting at $27.35 during training and increasing to $29.50 post-training


This role requires you to:

  • Safe transport and supervision of detainees during critical activities
  • Participating in court activities for security requirements
  • You will have the opportunity to manage conflict and communicate with empathy, making a positive impact on the lives of detainees
  • We value diversity and expect you to display a fair and open-minded attitude towards detainees in custody
  • Your role will involve providing safety and security for Persons in Custody, staff, employees, and members of the public
  • Enjoy the variety of performing walking and mobile patrols of a designated area
  • You will be responsible for supervising people in custody, escorting them to appointments or court appearances, and maintaining accurate records.


You will need to attend an Assessment session, what to expect:

  • Gain insights into the crucial role of a Custody Officer on the CS&CS contract
  • Fitness assessment (some elements will be timed)
    • Beep test – 4.1 is the minimum standard
    • Illinois Agility Test
    • Dead ball lift over the shoulder
  • Group task
  • Incident reporting
  • Formal interview


To be eligible for this exciting opportunity, you will need:

  • Availability to train full time for 6 weeks in Perth (Fully Funded): We provide the necessary training to set you up for success
  • Commitment to a minimum of 12 months to obtain qualifications: We value your dedication and commitment to your professional growth
  • You must have the legal right to work in Australia
  • Willingness to undergo a pre-employment medical, including a drug & alcohol test: Ensuring the safety and well-being of our team members and detainees is our top priority.


About Ventia
Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.


Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQIA+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.


Position Reference Number: 158024