CSC Offender Engagement

Project scope

Correctional staff require well-developed communication skills to engage with offenders to identify their individual needs, vocational interests and strengths and encourage participation in appropriate programs and services. This is aimed at improving reintegration in the community, reducing recidivism and increasing future employment opportunities.

 

The Corrections Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed the development of a new Skill Set that includes Units of Competency to equip correctional services officers with the skills to enhance engagement and support with offenders.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

  • Review Unit of Competency CSCORG005 Conduct interviews
  • Create one new Offender Engagement Skill Set

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 August 2020

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you are a subject matter 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

 

23 JULY 2019

CORRECTIONS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

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 four Units of Competency and develop a new Offender Engagement Skill Set to equip correctional services officers with the skills to enhance engagement and support with offenders.

 

TAC nominations closed on Tuesday, 10 September 2019. 

Consultation

 

23 APRIL 2020

 

The Corrections Technical Advisory Committee has finalised draft materials for this project.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 8 May 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

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

 

23 MARCH 2020

 

The Corrections Technical Advisory Committee have finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 22 April 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.

Quality Assurance

 

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.

 

Consultation

 

12 AUGUST 2020

The TAC have finalised review of draft material relating to this project and it is now being prepared for submission. This project is linked to the progress of the Dog Handler project through the common revision of the Cert IV in Correctional Practice qualification. It is anticipated that this project will be part of a single Training Package release including Dog Handler and Correctional Management to be submitted to AISC before December. Further updates will be available on this webpage in the coming weeks.

 

Summary of Feedback

View Summary of Consultations

 

 

Approval

 

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.

 

Submission

 

29 OCTOBER 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

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

 

Case for Endorsement

 

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

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Karen Thomson

Industry Skills Specialist - Corrections and Police

 

 

Email: Karen.Thomson@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7215