Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

Learn the skills you need to supervise and manage offenders in correctional facilities with this Certificate IV.

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Overview

CSC40121 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

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

This qualification teaches you the skills needed to supervise and manage 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.

Course Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in Correctional Practice (CSC40121).

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 12 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

  • BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • CSCORG008 Gather and report complex information
  • CSCORG028 Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues
  • CSCSAS020 Manage security

Elective Units*

  • BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
  • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • CSCOFM015 Implement planned approach to offender management
  • CSCOFM026 Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Offenders
  • CSCOFM036 Provide guidance and counsel
  • CSCORG029 Conduct interviews
  • CSCOFM003 Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders
  • CSCOFM010 Support offender to maintain positive relationships

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:

  • CSC50115 Diploma of Correctional Administration
  • Other relevant Diploma qualifications

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

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