CSC Trauma Informed Approach

Project scope

The Corrections IRC has proposed a project to revise three existing Units of Competency, develop two new units and one new Skill Set for Correctional Services Officers working with offenders who have a history of trauma. The skills and knowledge requirements relate to understanding the effects that a history of trauma from domestic violence and abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) has, and being able to establish a rapport and trust with vulnerable individuals.

Project outcomes will ensure Correctional Services Officers working with vulnerable offenders have the appropriate skills and knowledge of the effects of domestic violence and abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) to make informed decisions about appropriate models of supervision for offenders with a history of trauma.

 

View 2020 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.

Deliverables

Units of Competency:

CSCOFM999Y Recognise and respond appropriately to offenders with a history of violent trauma (new)

CSCOFM998Y Develop and implement models of supervision for offenders with a history of trauma (new)

CSCINT004 Assess offender risks and needs

CSCOFM004 Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders

CSCOFM019 Manage complex supervision

Skill Set:

CSCSS9998Y Trauma Informed Approach Skill Set (new)

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 June 2021.

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

28 August 2020

INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

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

 

Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to:

  • ensure Correctional Services Officers working with vulnerable offenders have the appropriate skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about appropriate models of supervision for offenders with a history of trauma.

 

TAC nominations closed on Friday, 11 September 2020.

 

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

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Karen Thomson

Industry - Corrections and Police

 

 

Email: Karen.Thomson@aistnds.org.au

Phone: (03) 9604 7215