The Trainee Correctional Officer Pre-Employment Recruitment Test

To be eligible to apply, you are required to complete the Trainee Correctional Officer Pre-Employment Recruitment Test conducted by TAFE SA.

This test consists of:

  • reading
  • writing
  • spelling and
  • numeracy assessments.

The TAFE SA course page has further details such as location, duration and dates.

This Pre-Employment Recruitment Test is an essential part of the selection process and must be completed prior to submitting an application.

The following pass marks will be considered:

  • reading 70%
  • writing 65%
  • spelling 55%
  • numeracy 65%

Practice tests are available at TAFE SA.

Practice Tests are available

You can book a practice test with Tafe SA if you wish to practice your skills before undertaking the pre-employment test.


Alternatively, a successful pass within the last 12 months of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) Recruitment Tests will be accepted.

Certified copies of your results/parchment must be enclosed in your application.

Further questions

Please contact TCO Recruitment on 8226 9150 or 8226 9048 if you have further questions.

If you have a Job Active Provider please discuss with them to see if you are eligible to have the fee reimbursed.