Invercargill Prison

Invercargill Prison is a men's prison near Invercargill city centre and the airport.

Contact details

Phone: (03) 211 3400

Postal address:
PO Box 827
Invercargill 9840

Physical address:
42 Liffey St
Invercargill 9810

General information

Prisoner capacity: 172
Security classification: Minimum to low-medium security men
Year established: 1910

Offender training

Activity Capacity Description
Carpentry Training Courses 14

The workshop based Carpentry training programmes provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects of introductory carpentry and construction to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to enter the construction industry. The main course project is the construction of a partial or complete house.

  • Provides a pathway into: Rolleston Construction Yard

Currently delivering:

  • The National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trade Skills Level 2
Painting Training Courses 14

The workshop based Painting training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects providing an introduction to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to enter the Painting industry. Prisoners undertake commercial painting projects in order to demonstrate their skills.

  • Provides a pathway into: Asset Maintenance Employment/Rolleston Construction Yard

Currently delivering:

  • The National Certificate in Painting Level 3
Forestry Training
Courses
10

The workshop based Forestry training programme provides prisoners hands on training in the theory and practical aspects providing an introduction to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to enter the Forestry industry. Prisoners work with chainsaws to cut and process logging to develop the required skills.

  • Provides a pathway into: Forestry Employment activities

Currently delivering:

  • The National Certificate in Forestry Level 2

Offender employment

Activity Capacity Description
Kitchen 14 Kitchen prisoners are employed under supervision of Offender Employment Instructors to provide the prison population with three nutritional meals a day from a national menu. Prisoners also learn additional skills within the commercial catering environment and meal distribution. All areas of prison catering operate under an approved food safety programme. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Cookery Level 2 and 3.
Laundry 11 The laundry provides commercial laundry services to the Prison and contract work for external clients as required. Prisoner’s process, clean, dry press, and distribute laundry products. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Laundry Washroom Procedures Level 1.
Forestry Work
Parties
18 Forestry Work Parties undertake contract forestry contract work supporting timber production throughout Southland. Prisoners employed in this activity undertake a range of commercial forestry skills from planting through to harvesting timber. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the Certificate in Forestry Level 2.