CSC Cultural Competency

Project Updates

7 February 2020

ENDORSEMENT

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council has endorsed the Correctional Services Training Package for implementation.

Case for Endorsement

The approved CSC Correctional Services Training Package Release 2 is now available on training.gov.au

The following materials were approved:

Qualifications

CSC30119 Certificate III in Correctional Practice
CSC30219 Certificate III in Immigration Detention Operations NEW
CSC40119 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

New/Revised Units

CSCIDO001 Protect the safety and welfare of people in immigration detention NEW
CSCIDO002 Supervise people in immigration detention NEW
CSCOFM024 Establish and maintain relationships with community agencies and offenders
CSCOFM025 Promote cooperative behaviour
CSCOFM026 Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders
CSCOFM027 Protect the safety and welfare of young people who have offended
CSCOFM028 Provide support to offenders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
CSCOFM029 Respond to offenders influenced by drugs or alcohol
CSCOFM030 Support offender rehabilitation and reintegration in the community NEW
CSCORG028 Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues
CSCSAS022 Conduct searches
CSCSAS023 Support a response to medical emergencies

IRC Minor Changes

CSC50115 Diploma of Correctional Administration (minor change)
CSCSAS020 Manage security (minor change)

Skill Set

CSCSS00002        Electronic Monitoring Operator Skill Set NEW

 

2 October 2019

Case for Endorsement submitted to AISC

The draft Correctional Services Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

26 September 2019

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance, and have been submitted to the Corrections IRC along with the draft Case for Endorsement and Companion Volume Implementation Guide for review and consideration. Draft material will be available on this project page upon submission to the AISC.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

28 June 2019

Final Draft Case for Endorsement

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

Access to view the final draft Correctional Services Training Package materials have now been removed.

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in July 2019.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

22 May 2019

Drafting finalised

The TAC has completed development work on the draft materials, which will now go through an independent edit and quality assurance review.

The draft materials are expected to be submitted to the AISC by 31 July 2019 for their consideration and endorsement at the next available meeting. Final drafts will be made available then.

20 March 2019

Draft Material

The TAC has reviewed feedback from the first round of consultation and would like your feedback on the revised changes to the draft Units of Competency. A summary of major changes is available on the last page of each draft file.

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 for consideration by the TAC.

7 February 2019

Draft Material

The TAC has finalised draft Units of Competency for this project and would like your feedback. Feedback is also sought in regard to adding culture and diversity skills to the list of core units in the following qualifications:

CSC30115 – Certificate III in Correctional Practice

  • CSCOFM005X Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders

CSC40115 – Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

  • CSCORG006X Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

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

13 August 2018

INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

The Corrections IRC is forming a TAC for this project, seeking subject matter experts with relevant skills and experience in the corrections industry.

This project will focus on reviewing existing qualifications and Units of Competency, aiming to develop cultural competency skills of Correctional Services Officers who supervise and manage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders.

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please email the following to dan.kerr@australianindustrystandards.org.au:

  • your contact details
  • the TAC you are interested in participating in
  • a brief outline of your interest in and skills and experience relevant to the project
  • a copy of your CV.

Registration closes COB Monday, 17 September 2018.

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

18 April 2018

Case for Change

The Department of Education and Training have initiated the development of a Case for Change relating to cultural competency for the CSC Correctional Services Training Package.

AIS and the Corrections IRC, along with industry stakeholders, will work together in drafting a Case for Change. This activity will form part of the 2018 Corrections IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

Requests for project information are to be sent to the Industry Manager.

Background

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned a project to revise existing qualifications in the CSC Correctional Services Training Package. The project will develop cultural competency skills for Correctional Services Officers for the supervision and management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders.

The project will include:

  • Review of 3 existing qualifications
  • Review of 3 existing Units of Competency
View the 2018 IRC Skills Forecast

The Corrections 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.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

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Katherine White
Industry Manager
Email katherine.white@australianindustrystandards.org.au 

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