CSC Correctional Practice

Project scope

 

This project will review two qualifications in the Correctional Services Training Package, Certificate III (30120) and Certificate IV (40120) in Correctional Practice, and 38 Units of Competency to ensure the training products continue to align with current job roles and work practices. Two new units will also be developed for the Certificate III to address skills requirements of correctional officers working within the courts or in the transportation/escort of offenders.

 

The project will also develop a Professional Wellbeing and Resilience Skill Set to address the skills and knowledge required by Correctional Officers to better identify and deal with stressful situations to protect their mental health and wellbeing.  It is anticipated this can be achieved by importing existing unit/s from other Training Packages.  It will also be determined whether these imported units should be added to the general electives of the Certificate III and/or Certificate IV in Correctional Practice.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Correctional Services Industry Reference Committee (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 with sub committees formed in the areas of Offender Management, Organisational Admin/Management and Safety and Security.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 31 August 2022.

 

Deliverables

 

Qualifications

  • CSC30120Y Certificate III in Correctional Practice
  • CSC40120Y Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

 

Units of Competency

  • CSCINT002Y Assist offenders to change behaviour
  • CSCINT003Y Assist offenders to change drug and alcohol use
  • CSCOFM003Y Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders
  • CSCOFM008Y Supervise offenders
  • CSCOFM010Y Support offender to maintain positive relationships
  • CSCOFM012Y Process offender induction
  • CSCOFM013Y Provide responsible care to people with a mental health problem and/or condition
  • CSCOFM014Y Supervise female offenders
  • CSCOFM015Y Implement planned approach to offender management
  • CSCOFM017Y Supervise community work programs
  • CSCOFM994Y Supervise offenders outside of a correctional facility
  • CSCOFM995Y Maintain the safety and welfare of offenders in short-term incarceration/custody
  • CSCORG001Y Contribute to achieving the goals of the organisation
  • CSCORG002Y Communicate effectively
  • CSCORG003Y Prepare reports
  • CSCORG004Y Prepare reports for justice agencies
  • CSCORG007Y Contribute to work unit planning
  • CSCORG008Y Gather and report complex information
  • CSCORG009Y Report to a formal inquiry
  • CSCORG010Y Organise and chair meetings
  • CSCORG011Y Establish and maintain networks
  • CSCORG012Y Manage activities to meet client requirements
  • CSCORG013Y Coordinate a work team
  • CSCSAS001Y Maintain security
  • CSCSAS005Y Contain incidents that jeopardise safety and security
  • CSCSAS007Y Operate central monitoring station
  • CSCSAS008Y Maintain security system
  • CSCSAS009Y Control incidents using defensive tactics
  • CSCSAS011Y Monitor control room operations
  • CSCSAS012Y Supervise attendance at court
  • CSCSAS014Y Monitor and review security systems
  • CSCSAS015Y Manage threatening behaviour
  • CSCSAS016Y Provide emergency response to dangerous incidents
  • CSCSAS017Y Use firearms
  • CSCSAS020Y Manage security
  • CSCSAS021Y Participate in incident briefing, debriefing and analysis
  • CSCTRA001Y Maintain security during escort
  • CSCTRA004Y Plan and monitor escorts
  • CSCWHS001Y Use safe work practices
  • CSCWHS002Y Supervise occupational health and safety practices

 

Skill Sets

  • CSCSS99991Y Personal Mental Health and Resilience Skill Set

 

Note: Y denotes that the product is in draft.

 

Technical advisory committee

13 OCTOBER 2021

TAC ESTABLISHED

 

The Correctional Services Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project with sub committees established in the areas of Offender Management, Organisational Administration/Management and Safety and Security. 

 

Comprising 23 subject matter experts across multiple areas of Correctional services, the TAC has been tasked with: 

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge to help review two qualifications in the Correctional Services Training Package, Certificate III (30120) and Certificate IV (40120) in Correctional Practice and thirty-eight Units of Competency (UoC) to ensure the training products continue to align with current job roles and work practices 
  • Two new units will also be developed for the Certificate III to address skills requirements of Correctional Officers working within the courts or in the transportation/escort of offenders.  
  • The project will also develop a Professional Wellbeing and Resilience Skill Set to address the skills and knowledge required by Correctional Officers to better identify and deal with stressful situations to protect their mental health and wellbeing. 
  • Validating the technical content of the Training Package products 
  • Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials 
  • Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations 
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project 
  • Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration 
  • Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority. 

 

The first meeting of the TAC is scheduled for Wednesday 27 October 2021.

 

1 SEPTEMBER 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Correctional Services IRC is forming a TAC.

 

Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to ensure the training products continue to align with current job roles and work practices.

 

This project will review two qualifications in the Correctional Services Training Package, Certificate III (30120) and Certificate IV (40120) in Correctional Practice, and 38 Units of Competency to ensure the training products continue to align with current job roles and work practices. Two new units will also be developed for the Certificate III to address skills requirements of Correctional Officers working within the courts or in the transportation/escort of offenders.

 

The project will also develop a Professional Wellbeing and Resilience Skill Set to address the skills and knowledge required by Correctional Officers to better identify and deal with stressful situations to protect their mental health and wellbeing.  It is anticipated this can be achieved by importing existing unit/s from other Training Packages.

 

Once the TAC is formed for this project, sub committees will be established in the areas of Offender Management, Organisational Administration/Management and Safety and Security. The Professional Wellbeing and Resilience Skill Set will be developed by the same TAC that is reviewing the Correctional Services qualifications.

 

Registrations closed Friday, 17 September 2021.

 

Consultation

8 FEBRUARY 2022

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The Correctional Services Industry Reference Committee, in consultation with subject matter experts on its Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), have drafted Training Package materials for the Correctional Practice project and is seeking stakeholder feedback. 

 

The Certificate III and Certificate IV in Correctional Practice and 35 Units of Competency have been reviewed and updated to ensure the training products continue to align with current job roles and work practices. Two new units have been developed for the Certificate III to address skills requirements of Correctional Officers to supervise offenders outside of a correctional facility and to maintain the safety and welfare of offenders in short-term incarceration.  

 

A Professional Wellbeing and Resilience Skill Set has also been developed to address the skills and knowledge required by Correctional Officers in identifying and dealing with stressful situations and to protect their mental health and wellbeing.   

 

The following changes are also proposed: 

  • Removal of units CSCORG012 Manage activities to meet client requirements, CSCSAS011 Monitor control room operations, and CSCSAS014 Monitor and review security systems from the Certificate IV in Correctional Practice and deletion from the Correctional Services Training Package.  
  • CSC50115 Diploma of Correctional Administration – superseded BSB and CSC units updated in Specialisation and General Electives 
  • CSCS20115 Certificate II in Justice Services – superseded CSC and imported units updated in Core and General Electives 
  • CSC30219 Certificate III in Immigration Detention Operations – superseded CSC units updated in Core and General Electives 

 

Feedback closed Tuesday, 8 March 2022.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Validation

21 MARCH 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Correctional Services Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of revised draft materials including Correctional Practice project.

 

The Certificate III and Certificate IV in Correctional Practice and 35 Units of Competency have been updated to ensure they continue to align with current job roles and work practices. Two new units have been developed for the Certificate III to address skills requirements of Correctional Officers to supervise offenders outside of a correctional facility and to maintain the safety and welfare of offenders in short-term incarceration.

 

A Professional Wellbeing and Resilience Skill Set has also been developed to address the skills and knowledge required by Correctional Officers in identifying and dealing with stressful situations and to protect their mental health and wellbeing.

 

The following changes are also proposed:

  • Removal of units CSCORG012 Manage activities to meet client requirements, CSCSAS011 Monitor control room operations, and CSCSAS014 Monitor and review security systems from the Certificate IV in Correctional Practice and deletion from the Correctional Services Training Package.
  • CSC50115 Diploma of Correctional Administration – superseded BSB and CSC units updated in Specialisation and General Electives
  • CSCS20115 Certificate II in Justice Services – superseded CSC and imported units updated in Core and General Electives
  • CSC30219 Certificate III in Immigration Detention Operations – superseded CSC units updated in Core and General Electives

 

Feedback closed Friday, 1 April 2022.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Endorsement

 

Approval

 

 

Submission

 

personal

Karen Thomson

Industry Skills Specialist - Correctional Services and Police

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 9604 7215