Otago Corrections Facility
Otago Corrections Facility is located near Milton in the lower South Island.
OCF was one of four new prisons that opened between 2005 and 2007. A highly secure perimeter fence encloses a large open space containing a range of separate buildings for accommodation and services.
Phone: (03) 417 9300
Private Bag 2000
62 Narrowdale Rd
Prisoner capacity: 485
Types of prisoners: Low to high-medium security men
Year established: 2007
|Carpentry Training Workshop||16||
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,
|Engineering Training Courses||10||
The Engineering Training workshop is embedded with the commercial workshop and provides an intensive introductory course in Mechanical Engineering trades to prepare learners for employment in engineering both in the real world or in the adjacent Engineering Employment activity and as an engineer in the Concrete Workshop.
|Hospitality Training Kitchen||10||
The Hospitality Training prepares learners for a range of roles supporting employment in commercial catering. Learners develop their knowledge and skills of a range of roles required for Commercial Catering and hospitality.
|Kitchen||33||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||10||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.|
|19||Grounds Maintenance work parties maintain and beautify Corrections land assets through cleaning, mowing, trimming, planting and maintaining gardens. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 (and above).|
|Engineering||24||Mechanical Engineering workshop providing engineering services and products for internal and external contracts. Prisoners employed in this activity are employed to fabricate, machine, cut, weld varying grades of steel to produce engineering solutions. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2 (and above).|
|Farming||28||The OCF Farm is a 130 Hectare dairy farm supporting 400 cows and producing 130,000 KG of milk solids annually. Prisoners employed in this activity experience a range of general and dairy specific farming roles. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job towards the National Certificate in Agriculture Level 2 (and above).|
|Contract Work Parties||22||Contract Work Parties provide a range of services to local government, councils, charities, and iwi to support community engagement projects through providing skilled and unskilled labour to construction, forestry, planting, cleaning, and other projects. Prisoners are supported to learn on the job health and safety.|