CSC Correctional Management
New prison models focus on a range of issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, disadvantaged backgrounds, limited education, poor employment history, health problems, mental illnesses, gender diversity and identity, accommodation issues and poor social skills.
New approaches to correctional practices underscore the relevance of managing large groups of people with complex needs. There is increased awareness of prison demographics and the importance of the skills required, and a growing need for skilled correctional staff that can competently handle prison operations in an appropriate and professional manner.
The Corrections Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed this project to review seven existing Units of Competency and develop three new Units of Competency for the Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management.
Project outcomes will ensure that vocational qualifications meet the increasing skills and knowledge demands to address new approaches to correctional management practices that underscore the relevance of managing large groups of people with complex needs and issues.
Updating imported Units of Competency within the Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management that have been previously superseded on the National Register of VET will also be undertaken during this project.
The Corrections IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.
This project will review and develop CSC60115 Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management.
Seven existing Units of Competency will be reviewed:
- CSCINT008 Coordinate intervention strategies for offenders
- CSCOFM023 Establish offender management practices
- CSCORG023 Provide leadership in justice services
- CSCORG024 Plan and implement changes in justice services
- CSCORG025 Manage the delivery of a quality correctional service
- CSCORG026 Establish strategic guidance for correctional services
- CSCORG027 Research issues of concern in correctional services
Three new Units of Competency will be developed:
- CSCOFM997X Coordinate local community agency services
- CSCSAS998X Manage serious incident response
- CSCORG999X Manage gender diversity and identity needs in a correctional facility
The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 December 2020.
How to get involved
A Technical Advisory Committee will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC please contact the Industry Manager.
Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.
Technical advisory committee
Work on this project has commenced and the Corrections Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help update seven existing Units of Competency and develop three new Units of Competency for the Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management.
TAC nominations closed on Thursday, 5 March 2020.
20 JUNE 2020
The Correctional Management TAC has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Monday, 20 July 2020 for consideration by the TAC.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
Summary of development
Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.
Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in Corrections, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.
22 SEPTEMBER 2020
FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT
The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.
The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in November 2020.
5 AUGUST 2020
FINAL DRAFT MATERIALS
The Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and finalised draft Training Package materials relating to Correctional Management practices. This includes – two new Units of Competency, one revised qualification and six revised units.
The Corrections Industry Reference Committee is seeking your feedback to validate these draft materials to ensure the proposed products meet industry needs.
Detailed mapping information, tracking changes to the existing Training Package, is also available to view.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 19 August 2020 for consideration by the TAC.
Summary of Feedback
28 JANUARY 2021
The Correctional Services Training Package (Release 3.0) has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.
The Corrections Industry Reference Committee, with the support of Technical Advisory Committees, has developed new Skill Sets and Units of Competency and revised existing qualifications and units to address priority skills needs relating to dog handling, offender engagement and correctional management.
The Correctional Management project has resulted in the development of two new Units of Competency and revised existing units for the Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management. These changes address new approaches to correctional management practices and the changing skills and knowledge requirements for managing offenders with complex needs.
To read more about the drivers for this project, please click on the Project overview tab.
To support the delivery of the Training Package, a Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG) has been developed to assist assessors, trainers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and enterprises. The CVIG contains a comprehensive list of all products in the Training Package; mapping information which details the changes that have been made to the materials; regulation and licensing implications; and useful links to other information.
The approved Correctional Services Training Package (Release 3.0) is now available on training.gov.au and incorporates the following projects.
The following materials were approved as part of CSC Correctional Services Training Package (Release 3.0):
CSC60120 Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management
CSC40120 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
CSC30120 Certificate III in Correctional Practice
CSCOFM031 Establish partnership arrangements with service providers
CSCORG030 Manage gender diversity and identity needs in a correctional facility
CSCDOG008 Assess dogs for custodial purposes
CSCDOG009 Maintain the health and welfare of dogs
CSCDOG010 Manage detector dogs
CSCDOG011 Manage dogs for security purposes
CSCDOG012 Prepare stimulus aids for use with dogs
CSCDOG013 Train dog handler teams
CSCINT009 Manage intervention strategies for offenders
CSCORG029 Conduct interviews
CSCORG031 Plan and implement changes in justice services
CSCORG032 Undertake research and report findings within the correctional services environment
16 DECEMBER 2020
At its meeting on 2 December 2020 the AISC approved the Correctional Services Training Package (Release 3.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.
For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.
29 OCTOBER 2020
CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC
The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.
Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.
Industry Skills Specialist - Corrections and Police