CSC Cultural Competency


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 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.

Greg Spence
Industry Manager


Project Updates

7 February 2019

Draft Material Available

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

To view the drafts, click below:

Units of Competency

Please submit your feedback by close of business Wednesday 27 February 2019.

Submit your feedback

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

13 August 2018


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

  • 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.

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