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CSC40120 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

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This  qualification reflects the role of individuals employed in the supervision and management of offenders and detainees. It allows for the attainment of general competencies, dog handling competencies or specialisations in supervision and leadership, case management, community or emergency response streams.

The general qualification covers competencies that reflect advanced practice and greater team leadership roles of experienced individuals.

The case management specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for case management of offenders in custodial or community settings.

The community specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for supervising offenders directly or indirectly in the community and within specified parameters of responsibility defined by work activities, or by the complexity of assessment offenders’ needs and risks.

The dog handling elective group covers competencies suitable for individuals responsible for the maintenance of canine health and welfare and the utilisation of canines for detection and security purposes.

The emergency response specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for responding to and supervising serious incidents or events that occur within custodial settings.

The supervision specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for supervising staff and/or offenders in the correctional environment.

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 IV in Correctional Practice (field of study) e.g. Certificate IV in Correctional Practice (Supervision).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

12 units of competency must be completed:

  • 4 core units
  • 1 health and safety elective unit relevant to the job role
  • 7 elective units consisting of:
  • units from either the health and safety elective units not already selected, or from any of the Groups below
  • Dog Handlers should complete at least three units from Group F and the remaining four from any of the Groups below
  • up to 2 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.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to a unit it is identified by this symbol ∟.

Specialisation 

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

  • Case Management specialisation = 4 core units, 1 health and safety elective unit, 4 Group B units plus 3 Group G units
  • Community specialisation = 4 core units, 1 health and safety elective unit, 5 Group C units plus 2 Group G units
  • Emergency Response specialisation = 4 core units, 1 health and safety elective unit, 6 Group D units plus 1 Group G units
  • Supervision specialisation = 4 core units, 1 health and safety elective unit, 5 Group E units plus 2 Group G units

Up to 2 elective units may be selected from this or imported from any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course when selecting Group G electives.

Core units 

BSBLDR413

Lead effective workplace relationships

CSCORG008

Gather and report complex information

CSCORG028

Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues

CSCSAS020

Manage security

Group A: Health and safety elective units 

BSBWHS211

Contribute to the health and safety of self and others

BSBWHS311

Assist with maintaining workplace safety

CSCWHS002

Supervise occupational health and safety practices

Group B: Case Management specialisation 

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CSCOFM010

Support offender to maintain positive relationships

CSCOFM015

Implement planned approach to offender management

CSCOFM018

Provide guidance and counsel

Group C: Community specialisation 

CHCCCS014

Provide brief interventions

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CSCINT004

Assess offender risks and needs

CSCORG004

Prepare reports for justice agencies

CSCORG029

Conduct interviews

Group D: Emergency Response specialisation 

CSCSAS015

Manage threatening behaviour

CSCSAS016

Provide emergency response to dangerous incidents

CSCSAS021

Participate in incident briefing, debriefing and analysis

PUAEMR005

Treat operational risk

∟PUAEMR006 Assess operational risk

PUAEMR006

Assess operational risk

PUALAW001

Protect and preserve incident scene

Group E: Supervision specialisation 

BSBLDR414

Lead team effectiveness

BSBOPS403

Apply business risk management processes

BSBPEF402

Develop personal work priorities

CSCORG013

Coordinate a work team

PSPGEN037

Monitor performance and provide feedback

Group F: Dog Handling elective units 

CSCDOG008

Assess dogs for custodial purposes

∟CSCDOG010 Manage detector dogs

OR

∟CSCDOG011 Manage dogs for security purposes

CSCDOG009

Maintain the health and welfare of dogs

CSCDOG010

Manage detector dogs

CSCDOG011

Manage dogs for security purposes

CSCDOG012

Prepare stimulus aids for use with dogs

CSCDOG013

Train dog handler teams

∟CSCDOG008 Assess dogs for custodial purposes

∟CSCDOG010 Manage detector dogs

OR

∟CSCDOG011 Manage dogs for security purposes

∟CSCDOG009 Maintain the health and welfare of dogs

∟CSCDOG012 Prepare stimulus aids for use with dogs

Group G: General elective units 

BSBCMM511

Communicate with influence

BSBSUS411

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBXDB301

Respond to the service needs of customers and clients with disability

CHCCCS014

Provide brief interventions

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCDFV001

Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

CSCINT001

Negotiate behaviour change

CSCINT002

Assist offenders to change behaviour

CSCINT003

Assist offenders to change drug and alcohol use

CSCINT004

Assess offender risks and needs

CSCINT005

Support group activities

CSCOFM003

Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders

CSCOFM004

Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders

CSCOFM017

Supervise community work programs

CSCOFM019

Manage complex supervision

CSCOFM026

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

CSCOFM028

Provide support to offenders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

CSCOFM030

Support offender rehabilitation and reintegration in the community

CSCORG004

Prepare reports for justice agencies

CSCORG029

Conduct interviews

CSCORG007

Contribute to work unit planning

CSCORG009

Report to a formal inquiry

CSCORG010

Organise and chair meetings

CSCORG011

Establish and maintain networks

CSCORG012

Manage activities to meet client requirements

CSCSAS011

Monitor control room operations

CSCSAS013

Manage conflict through negotiation

CSCSAS014

Monitor and review security systems

CSCSAS015

Manage threatening behaviour

CSCSAS017

Use firearms

CSCTRA004

Plan and monitor escorts

PSPGEN016

Address client needs

PSPGEN035

Provide workplace mentoring

PUAEQU001

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

∟PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUALAW001

Protect and preserve incident scene

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces and is equivalent to CSC40115 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice.


CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting or guarding property while unarmed, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

This qualification is intended to align with the following occupational licencing outcomes:

  • security officer – unarmed guard
  • security officer – crowd controller.

Occupational titles could include:

  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller

It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings including, but not limited to:

  • armed guarding
  • cash-in-transit
  • close protection
  • control room operations
  • guard dog handling.

Security officers may work alone or work in a team environment under general supervision, operating with limited autonomy and judgement to complete routine but variable tasks, with some accountability and responsibility for their own outputs, work and learning.

Occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply at the time of publication. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency:
  • 14 core units of competency.


Teacher: Paul Hartley

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