Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial)

Qualification description

This qualification covers the competencies required by staff members 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.

Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance.


Packaging rules

16 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

10 core units

6 elective units

Choose 6 elective units from the list below. Alternatively, up to 3 electives may be selected from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package, or from an Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

Core units

add topic CSCORG201A

Contribute to achieving the goals of the organisation

add topic CSCORG202A

Communicate effectively

add topic CSCORG301A

Prepare reports

add topic CSCSAS201A

Maintain security

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

add topic CSCSAS206A

Respond to medical emergencies

add topic CSCOFM305A

Supervise offenders

add topic CSCSAS301A

Maintain security system

add topic CSCSAS302A

Control incidents using defensive tactics

add topic CSCSAS303A

Conduct searches

Elective units

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CHCCM401D

Undertake case management

add topic CSCOFM203A

Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders

add topic CSCOFM301A

Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders

add topic CSCOFM302A

Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait offenders

add topic CSCOFM303A

Respond to offenders influenced by drugs or alcohol

add topic CSCOFM304A

Protect the safety and welfare of young offenders

add topic CSCOFM308A

Promote cooperative behaviour

add topic CSCOFM309A

Process offender induction

add topic CSCORG303A

Conduct interviews

add topic CSCSAS207A

Operate central monitoring station

add topic CSCSAS305A

Supervise attendance at court

add topic CSCTRA201A

Maintain security during escort

add topic CSCSAS306A

Manage conflict through negotiation

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic HLTFA302A

Provide first aid in remote situation

add topic MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

add topic PRMPFES05B

Use portable fire fighting equipment

add topic PSPGOV308B

Work effectively with diversity

add topic PSPGOV301B

Work effectively in the organisation

add topic PSPGOV312A

Use workplace communication strategies

add topic TAADEL301C

Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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