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Gordon awarded official training partner of G4S Australia

The Gordon is now the official training provider of Melbourne based G4S Custodial Services.

Integral to the nation’s justice system, G4S has entered a three-year partnership with The Gordon to deliver correctional training to staff employed across its large network of custodial services.

"The delivery of this specific training is new to The Gordon and we are excited to leverage our experience and expertise as a major regional TAFE to design, develop and deliver the Correctional training needs of G4S and Corrections Victoria", shared Susan Spozetta, Director of Education at The Gordon.

Up to 60 correctional officers will be trained by the Institute each year through a blended delivery mode comprising of online tutorials, face-to-face onsite training and self-paced learning.

"We are so pleased to be working with The Gordon. The quality of training and student experience they deliver has been critical to our decision to work with them. We believe our people will benefit greatly from our partnership, ensuring quality rehabilitation support for people in our care", said Rebecca Fraser, Director Human Resources and Safety at G4S Custodial Services, Australia and New Zealand.

The completion of this specialised training for staff deployed on major state government contracts is important for effectively supervising offenders, particularly at Port Phillip Prison, one of the country’s largest maximum security prisons, managed and operated by G4S since 1997. The training will also be delivered to correctional officers at Mt Gambier Prison, Melbourne Custody Centre and the long-standing prisoner transport contracts in Victoria and South Australia.

The Corrections qualifications will reflect the role of individuals employed in the supervision and monitoring of offenders and detainees, allowing for the attainment of general competencies or specialisation in adult or youth custodial, and adult or youth community streams. 

As a sector aimed at reducing the risk of reoffending through services and programs focused on successful reintegration, The Gordon’s training will support the ability for G4S officers to build positive staff-prisoner relationships that will enhance the overall safety and security of the corrections system.