Are you currently responsible for the supervision and management of offenders or detainees in the criminal justice system or immigration detention centres ? Upgrade your current qualifications by having your current skills recognised by Recognition of Prior Learning with the Gold Coast Training College. This course is only offered to current Correctional Officers and Detention Centre Officers in Queensland.

Enrolments are now open for the May- June intake Please book Here

Total Price is $2100.

Payment terms are strictly $1500 Deposit with the final payment of $600 due within 60 days.

Participants have 12 months to complete this qualification.

Commencing May 2021 CSC40120 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice – Supervision Specialisation

Commencing 1 May 2021, it will be a requirement that all custodial officers applying for RPL have a minimum 3 years operational experience in Queensland upon enrolment.

How does it all work?

Our RPL Software Design
  • Manages RPL candidate experience from initial enquiry to outcome achievement
  • Flexible 24/7 access without geographical barriers
  • Maintains RPL assessment instruments that align with latest Training Packages
  • Paperless RPL evidence portfolio management (electronic document storage/retrieval)
  • Automatically maps RPL evidence against qualification assessment requirements.
  • Secure, cloud-based system requiring no additional IT resources
Our System App Integrates
  • RPL candidate and RPL practitioner notifications
  • RPL candidate readiness self-assessment
  • Credit transfer, qualification eligibility and unit selection
  • Work experience referee evidence verification
  • Performance evidence file upload and management
  • Knowledge evidence response gathering
  • RPL evidence portfolio and gap checklist reporting

The only item you will need access to is a scanner and the internet.

If you require gap training this will be charged at an additional cost and quoted upon each individual circumstance.

Currently available by RPL

What is RPL

Gaining a formal qualification using your current skills and prior formal training is easy with the Gold Coast Training College. Once you enrol you will be allocated a trainer who will guide and assist you through the process. You will be able to access your own personalised portal where you can upload your evidences of your current skills, knowledge and abilities  using our fully customised and intergrated RPL system. This system is designed to maximise your RPL experience using up to date and complaint assessment instruments combined with next generation e-learning capabilities. Our RPL process will allow you to register your self and provide the opportunity for you to be fully in charge of your RPL experience.

CSC40115 Certificate IV Correctional Practice

Available in  general supervision through to specialised areas of:

  • Supervision specialisation
Qualification Description

This qualification allows for the attainment of general competencies and also specialisation in dog handling, supervision and leadership, case management, community or emergency response streams.

Candidates for this qualification will normally be employed in the supervision and management of offenders and detainees in the criminal justice system or within immigration detention centres, in Australian states and territories and/or offshore immigration detention centres.

The general qualification covers the competencies allowing experienced staff to reflect advanced practice and greater team leadership roles.

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

The community specialisation covers the competencies required by staff 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 offender’s needs and risks.

The dog handling specialisation covers the competencies required by staff 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 staff responsible for responding to and supervising serious incidents or events that occur within custodial settings.

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

Elective units may also be drawn from other training packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual. Elective units should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Before enrolling please see our terms and conditions on the course fees and payment plan page. The link is located in the footer of every page of this website.

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) i.e. 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

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