Training opportunities for prisoners

Prisoners learn new skills on one of our projects while earning TAFE units

Published: 11 June 2021, Updated: 21 June 2021

Two kilometres of Great Eastern Highway will soon be realigned between Acacia Prison Access Road and Wooroloo Prison Farm, to improve safety and visibility.

Fencing along the new road boundary presented a training opportunity for prisoners at the nearby minimum security Wooroloo Prison Farm. Working in collaboration with Department of Justice, the program has allowed prisoners to complete the accredited unit ‘AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing’ which forms part of the Certificate II in Agriculture.

The program will not only help find employment when they are released, it also helps instil a sense of community.

Prisoners will soon be given the green light to start propagating seedlings to regenerate surrounding bushland upon completion of the highway realignment.

For more information about this project, visit the Great Eastern Highway Realignment project page.

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