Corrections Industry Reference Committee

IRC Chair Amanda Swards talks about the importance of skills development in corrections


The Corrections Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for the CSC Correctional Services Training Package.

The CSC Correctional Services Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: Justice Services, Correctional Practices, Administration and Management.  At Certificate III, IV and Diploma levels specialisations can be undertaken in 1) Community and Youth Custodial 2) Dog Handling, Supervision and Leadership, Case Management and Community or Emergency Response and 3) Intelligence Operations.

Chair: Amanda Swards, Corrective Services. Read Amanda’s profile here.

Deputy Chair: Chris Lockwood, G4S Australia Ltd

Committee members:

Alan Butler, Queensland Corrective Services Academy
Belinda Kassoua, The GEO Group Australia Pty Ltd
Cameron Tyrrell, Department of Correctional Services NT
Scott Lobb, Western Australia Department of Corrective Services
Judy Cutajar, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Ian Tindale, Serco Australia
Michael Cromb, Community and Public Sector Union WA
Tara Hurst, Australian Capital Territory Corrective Services
Joshua Sampson, Corrective Services NSW
Jane Francis, South Australia Department of Correctional Services
Yolanda Sanders, Probation and Community Corrections Officers Association (PACCOA)