Supervise offenders

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CSCOFM008, 'Supervise offenders'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Supervise offenders' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Monitor security and behaviour

1.1 Maintain contact with offenders to observe and monitor their behaviour, responses and environment.

1.2 Identify potential problems, conflict or stress present in offender behaviour, responses and environment.

1.3 Act on breaches or risks to security, safety, health and hygiene promptly.

1.4 Respond to potential risks and implement intervention strategies according to guidelines, priorities and degree of urgency.

1.5 Report changes to requirements and routine promptly and give information about the changes to relevant people according to the degree of risk.

2. Monitor needs and concerns

2.1 Use active communication on an ongoing basis to gain information that will assist in identifying offender’s needs, problems and concerns.

2.2 Respond to expressions of needs and concerns to promote confidence and trust and a positive approach to addressing concerns.

2.3 Identify and assess changes in the mood and behaviour of offender for their impact on the welfare, safety and security of the offender and the environment.

2.4 Analyse offender information for security, safety and welfare implications.

2.5 Assess security, safety and welfare information, report promptly to the authorised people and take appropriate action.

2.6 Create ongoing opportunities for the offender to express concerns and problems while providing appropriate support.

2.7 Report information about offender’s needs, concerns and behaviour to appropriate specialists and seek support or make referrals according to protocol and agreed practice.

3. Supervise offenders with special needs

3.1 Adapt communication with offender to reflect and respect different cultural values, practices and communication levels.

3.2 Monitor personal values and beliefs for potential conflict or difficulties in being objective and professional.

3.3 Encourage colleagues and offenders to respect diversity.

3.4 Demonstrate actions consistent with organisation’s antidiscrimination policies and procedures.

3.5 Seek support from suitable advisers and agencies when required and requested.