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CSC30120 – Certificate III in Correctional Practice

Correctional Practice

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed in the supervision and monitoring of offenders and detainees. It allows for the attainment of general competencies or specialisations in Adult or Youth Custodial and Adult or Youth Community streams.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The general qualification covers the competencies required by individuals whose work roles are not defined in the specialist groups. The general qualification reflects the role of individuals who undertake a range support tasks including:

  • Administrative
  • Case work
  • Translation
  • Health, safety and clinical
  • Operational, maintenance and technical
  • Training and education

The custodial specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals usually enrolled in an entry-level training program and required to demonstrate their capacity to assume custodial officer responsibilities. At the completion of this qualification, officers will be expected to assume full custodial duties. There are separate specialisation groups with distinct requirements for adult and youth custodial specialisations. These specialisations reflect the role of individuals who undertake a range of custodial tasks including:

  • Supervising offenders in detention
  • Monitoring and maintaining the security of physical assets
  • Monitoring behaviour and ensuring safety of offenders
  • Delivering services and programs to offenders

The community specialisations cover the competencies required by individuals who supervise offenders directly or indirectly in the community and within specified parameters of responsibility defined by work activities or by the complexity of assessment of offenders’ needs and risks. There are separate specialisation groups with distinct requirements for adult and youth community specialisations. These specialisations reflect the role of individuals who undertake a range of supervision tasks including:

  • Working with people subject to a justice intervention, offenders, their families and the community
  • Supervising and monitoring offenders on community orders
  • Casework, liaison and local engagement activities
Statutory/legislative requirements apply to this qualification and may vary across states and territories. Users are required to check with the relevant jurisdiction for current requirements.

ACT: https://correctiveservices.act.gov.au/
NSW: https://correctiveservices.dcj.nsw.gov.au/
QLD: https://corrections.qld.gov.au/
NT: https://justice.nt.gov.au/correctional-services
WA: https://www.correctiveservices.wa.gov.au/default.aspx
TAS: https://www.justice.tas.gov.au/correctiveservices
VIC: https://www.corrections.vic.gov.au/
SA: https://www.corrections.sa.gov.au/

Potential Job Roles:

  • Correctional Officers
  • Overseers Correctional Officers
  • Prison Officer

Total number of units = 16

5 core units plus
11 elective units

Core units
CSCORG001 Contribute to achieving the goals of the organisation
CSCORG002 Communicate effectively
CSCORG003 Prepare reports
CSCSAS001 Maintain security
CSCWHS001 Use safe work practices

Elective Units
To be selected depending on whether a particular specialisation is required.

The candidate may complete the general qualification, or specialise by completing all units from one of the following groups:

Group A for an Adult Custodial specialisation
Group B for an Adult Community specialisation
Group C for a Youth Custodial specialisation
Group D for a Youth Community specialisation

Upcoming Courses

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