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. Also please note from 1 January 2018 persons undertaking this course will no longer be required to submit reports or case notes written in the workplace. These tasks will be supplemented with scenario based questions during the RPL process.

Please be advised that enrolments have now ceased until May 2021.

Our terms and conditions are currently being updated due to Caronavirus.

Commencing 1 July 2020, 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 a number of formats ranging from general supervison through to specialised areas of:

  • Case Management specialisation
  • Community specialisation
  • Dog Handling specialisation
  • Emergency Response specialisation
  • 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).

Packaging Rules

12 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 4 core units
  • 1 unit from WHS
  • 7 elective units

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

  • Group B for a Case Management specialisation
  • Group C for a Community specialisation
  • Group D for a Dog Handling specialisation
  • Group E for an Emergency Response specialisation
  • Group F for a Supervision specialisation

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package. Alternatively, the 2 elective units may be selected from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current job role requirements and the learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the CSC Implementation Guide.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

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

Core units
CSCORG028 Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues
CSCORG008 Gather and report complex information
CSCSAS020 Manage security
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
Group A
BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
Group B: Case Management specialisation
CSCOFM010 Support offender to maintain positive relationships
CSCOFM015 Implement planned approach to offender management
CSCOFM018 Provide guidance and counsel
CHCCM401D Undertake case management
CHCCM402E Establish and monitor a case plan
Group C: Community specialisation
CSCINT004 Assess offender risks and needs
CSCORG004 Prepare reports for justice agencies
CSCORG005 Conduct interviews
CSCORG009 Report to a formal inquiry
CHCCM401D Undertake case management
Group D: Dog Handling specialisation
CSCDOG001 Manage dogs for security purposes
CSCDOG002 Maintain the health and welfare of dogs
CSCDOG005 Train detector dogs
CSCDOG006 Train dogs for response and control
CSCDOG007 Train dogs in agility work
Group E: Emergency Response specialisation
CSCSAS015 Manage threatening behaviour
CSCSAS016 Provide emergency response to dangerous incidents
CSCSAS021 Participate incident briefings, debriefings and analysis
PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene
PUAEMR026 Treat operational risk

∟      PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk

PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk
Group F: Supervision specialisation
CSCORG013 Coordinate a work team
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
PSPGEN037 Monitor performance and provide feedback
General elective units
CSCDOG003 Prepare stimulus aids for use with dogs
CSCDOG004 Select dogs
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
CSCOFM005 Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait offenders
CSCOFM016 Provide support to offenders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities
CSCOFM017 Supervise community work programs
CSCOFM019 Manage complex supervision
CSCORG004 Prepare reports for justice agencies
CSCORG005 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
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CHCCM401D Undertake case management
CHCCCS014 Provide brief intervention
CHCCS419C Provide support services to clients
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDFV402C Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
PSPGEN035 Provide workplace mentoring
PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene