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Qualification details

CSC30119 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to CSC30115 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice 03/Feb/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 04/Feb/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
CHCGRP002 - Plan and conduct group activitiesPlan and conduct group activities Elective
CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed careWork effectively in trauma informed care Elective
CHCPRT015 - Respond to needs of youth justice clientsRespond to needs of youth justice clients Elective
CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young peopleEngage respectfully with young people Elective
CHCYTH011 - Work effectively with young people and their familiesWork effectively with young people and their families Elective
CPPFES2005A - Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipmentDemonstrate first attack firefighting equipment Elective
CPPSEC3019A - Operate specialised security equipmentOperate specialised security equipment Elective
CPPSEC3108 - Store, protect and dispose of security informationStore, protect and dispose of security information Elective
CSCOFM003 - Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offendersMaintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 442111 Prison Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Youth Work,Health and Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Case Worker (Community Services),Youth peer worker,Administration Officer,Assessor (Training) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 442111 Prison Officer 04/Feb/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 04/Feb/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 04/Feb/2020 
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Modification History

Release 1.0

This version was released in CSC Correctional Services Training Package release 2.0.

Qualification 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 specialisation in Adult or Youth Custodial and Adult or Youth Community streams.

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 will be supervising 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.

Additional qualification advice  

Where a defined specialisation is completed as detailed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Certificate III in Correctional Practice (field of study) e.g. Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

16 units of competency must be completed:

  • 5 core units
  • 11 elective units consisting of:
  • units from either Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D or Group E
  • up to 4 elective units may be selected from this or imported from any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided the selected units contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification and do not duplicate content already covered. Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that any prerequisite units specified are complied with.

Specialisation 

Candidates may specialise in a specific stream by completing the core units and elective units from one of the following:

  • Adult Custodial specialisation = 5 core units, 5 Group A units plus 6 Group E units
  • Adult Community specialisation = 5 core units, 6 Group B units plus 5 Group E units
  • Youth Custodial specialisation = 5 core units, 7 Group C units plus 4 Group E units
  • Youth Community specialisation = 5 core units, 5 Group D units plus 6 Group E units

Up to 4 elective units may be selected from this or imported from any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course when selecting Group E electives.

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

Group A: Adult Custodial specialisation 

CSCOFM008

Supervise offenders

CSCSAS005

Contain incidents that jeopardise safety and security

CSCSAS008

Maintain security system

CSCSAS009

Control incidents using defensive tactics

CSCSAS022

Conduct searches

Group B: Adult Community specialisation 

CSCOFM010

Support offender to maintain positive relationships

CSCOFM024

Establish and maintain relationships with community agencies and offenders

CSCOFM025

Promote cooperative behaviour

CSCOFM030

Support offender rehabilitation and reintegration in the community

CSCORG004

Prepare reports for justice agencies

CSCORG005

Conduct interviews

Group C: Youth Custodial specialisation 

CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCPRT015

Respond to needs of youth justice clients

CHCYTH001

Engage respectfully with young people

CSCOFM025

Promote cooperative behaviour

CSCOFM027

Protect the safety and welfare of young people who have offended

CSCOFM029

Respond to offenders influenced by drugs or alcohol

CSCSAS022

Conduct searches

Group D: Youth Community specialisation  

CHCPRT015

Respond to needs of youth justice clients

CHCYTH011

Work effectively with young people and their families

CSCOFM024

Establish and maintain relationships with community agencies and offenders

CSCOFM029

Respond to offenders influenced by drugs or alcohol

CSCOFM030

Support offender rehabilitation and reintegration in the community

Group E: General elective units 

BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CPPFES2005A

Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

CPPSEC3019A

Operate specialised security equipment

CPPSEC3108

Store, protect and dispose of security information

CSCOFM003

Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders

CSCOFM004

Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders

CSCOFM012

Process offender induction

CSCOFM013

Provide responsible care to people with a mental health problem and/or condition

CSCOFM014

Supervise female offenders

CSCOFM026

Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders

CSCOFM029

Respond to offenders influenced by drugs or alcohol

CSCOFM030

Support offender rehabilitation and reintegration in the community

CSCORG028

Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues

CSCSAS007

Operate central monitoring station

CSCSAS012

Supervise attendance at court

CSCSAS013

Manage conflict through negotiation

CSCSAS023

Support a response to medical emergencies

CSCTRA001

Maintain security during escort

HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID005

Provide first aid in remote situations

HLTAID007

Provide advanced resuscitation

HLTAID008

Manage first aid services and resources

HLTPAT005

Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

MSMWHS216

Operate breathing apparatus

PSPGEN009

Work effectively in the organisation

PSPGEN015

Work effectively with diversity

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

TLIC1051

Operate commercial vehicle

TLIF2010

Apply fatigue management strategies

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification supersedes and is equivalent to CSC30115 Certificate III in Correctional Practice.

Links

CSC Correctional Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide at: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=114e25cd-3a2c-4490-baae-47d68dcd2fde