CSC Working with Cognitively Impaired Offenders
The Corrections Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has proposed a project to review existing Units of Competency, develop one new unit and one new Skill Set for Correctional Services Officers working with cognitively impaired offenders. It will seek to address awareness of the behaviours and needs associated with cognitive impairment and improve the offenders experience with the justice system through more informed engagement between staff and offenders.
Project outcomes will ensure Correctional Services Officers working with cognitively impaired offenders have the appropriate skills and knowledge to assist this group of offenders.
The Corrections 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.
Units of Competency:
CSCOFM997Y Protect the safety and welfare of cognitively impaired offenders (new)
CSCINT001 Negotiate behaviour change
CSCOFM018 Provide guidance and counsel
CSCSAS013 Manage conflict through negotiation
CSCSS9997Y Working with Cognitively Impaired Offenders Skill Set (new)
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 cognitively impaired offenders have the appropriate skills and knowledge to assist this group of offenders.
TAC nominations closed on Friday, 11 September 2020.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
8 DECEMBER 2020
The Technical Advisory Committee have drafted materials for the Correctional Services Training Package (Release 4.0) and would like your feedback.
The Working with Cognitively Impaired Offenders project led to the development of one new unit and Skill Set, and the update of three existing units to ensure Correctional Services Officers have the appropriate skills and knowledge to better understand and assist cognitively impaired offenders.
Feedback closed Wednesday, 20 January 2021.
20 APRIL 2021
FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT
The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.
The draft materials include:
- Two new Skill Sets:
- CSCSS00007 Trauma Informed Approach Skill Set
- CSCSS00008 Working with Offenders with a Cognitive Impairment Skill Set
- Three new Units of Competency:
- CSCOFM032 Develop and implement models of supervision for offenders who have experienced trauma
- CSCOFM037 Recognise and respond appropriately to offenders affected by trauma
- CSCOFM034 Protect the safety and welfare of offenders with a cognitive impairment
- Six revised Units of Competency:
- CSCINT010 Assess offender risks and needs
- CSCINT011 Negotiate behaviour change
- CSCOFM033 Manage complex supervision
- CSCOFM035 Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders
- CSCOFM036 Provide guidance and counsel
- CSCSAS024 Manage conflict through negotiation
To facilitate the portability of the new units across multiple industries and other Training Packages, the new units have been added to the general electives bank of the qualification below:
- CSC40121Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
To view the final drafts, please click below.
The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in May 2021.
15 FEBRUARY 2021
FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL
On behalf of the Corrections Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of revised draft materials.
The Working with Cognitively Impaired Offenders materials include one new unit and Skill Set, and three updated units to ensure Correctional Services Officers have the appropriate skills and knowledge to better understand and assist offenders with a cognitive impairment.
The three newly developed units will also be added to the General Electives in the Certificate IV in Correctional Practice.
Feedback closed Wednesday, 3 March 2021.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
Industry Skills Specialist - Corrections and Police