Certificate III in Correctional Practice

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Overview

CSC30120 Certificate III in Correctional Practice

We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

The Certificate III in Correctional Practice provides you with foundation skills for work in correctional facilities across a broad range of occupations.

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.

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.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Correctional Practice (CSC30120).

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

You will however require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can check your LLN level right now.

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Completion of LLN assessment
  • Payment

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 16 units. The units that are chosen will depend on the specialisation that you undertake. However, the below units are the currently offered units through Asset College and our training partners.

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*

  • CSCOFM004 Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders
  • CSCOFM008 Supervise offenders
  • CSCOFM029 Respond to offenders influenced by drugs or alcohol
  • CSCORG029 Conduct interviews
  • CSCSAS005 Contain incidents that jeopardise safety and security
  • CSCSAS008 Maintain security system
  • CSCSAS009 Control incidents using defensive tactics
  • CSCSAS013 Manage conflict through negotiation
  • CSCSAS022 Conduct searches
  • CSCTRA001 Maintain security during escort
  • CSCSAS023 Support a response to medical emergencies

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.

Delivery Options

We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

Pathways

After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

Testimonial

“My trainer was amazing, inspiring and engaging. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to do this course. The college was supportive when I needed extra assistance with some of the course content as well.”

Lauren Spackman

certificate 3 in correctional practice
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