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Youth Justice Officer Courses

Youth Justice Officers supervise young people in custody, supporting their personal development and referring them to essential services, education, or welfare agencies. They are employed by juvenile detention centres and correctional services, so strict lockup, search and security duties are a critical part of the job.

Many young offenders come from challenging environments, without positive role models. So to be a successful Youth Justice Officer you’ll need the confidence to challenge difficult behaviour, and the interpersonal skills to become a stable role model to the young people under your supervision.

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Popular Youth Justice Officer Courses

There are 10 courses available for people who want to become a Youth Justice Officer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Youth Justice Officers earn?

In Australia, a full time Youth Justice Officer generally earns $1,580 per week ($82,150 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Youth Justice Officers?

Opportunities in correctional services in Australia are expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years as more than 11,000 jobs open up around the country. Youth Justice Officers are employed by corrective services and state government departments.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Youth Justice Officer?

Get started as a Youth Justice Officer with a Certificate IV in Youth Justice which takes 12-18 months to complete, including a work placement. Complimentary studies in drug and alcohol as well as conflict management will be helpful. Youth Justice Officers also require a national police check, an up-to-date first aid certificate, and working with children clearance.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within child welfare, youth and family intervention and youth work. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.