Provide support to offenders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities

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 CSCOFM016, 'Provide support to offenders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Support the community

1.1 Establish relationships with key people in the community to promote the respect, trust and credibility of correctional service.

1.2 Acknowledge and encourage the community as a social support mechanism for its members and offenders.

1.3 Support the role and benefits of community programs in reducing offending.

1.4 Use positive and effective models of community development to build community support and resources.

1.5 Use positive and effective models of negotiation and mediation to involve key people and ensure consensus.

1.6 Use strategies and programs that provide a balance between statutory requirements and traditional practice.

1.7 Recognise the different interpretations and expectations of communities and take them into consideration in community activities.

2. Respect cultural requirements

2.1 Comply with the restrictions and protocol of communicating and relating to different members of the community.

2.2 Consider the impact of cultural requirements and traditional relationships in determining contact and processes.

2.3 Confirm the cultural perspective on obligations and punishment and adapt strategies to take cultural views into account.

2.4 Consider different timeframes when planning meetings and activities to allow cultural ways to determine process and outcomes.

3. Support offenders

3.1 Involve community networks to enable a holistic and comprehensive approach to the needs and outcomes of offenders.

3.2 Determine the needs of offenders and make sure that offenders’ objectives are decided with both the offenders’ and their community's support.

3.3 Refer offenders to other support agencies or specialists according to the priorities of need and availability.

3.4 Provide information and advice to support offenders and their family in their progress through the legal systems.

3.5 Provide information and advice to encourage a cooperative and positive approach to changing offending behaviour.

3.6 Assist the community to develop community programs that meet the needs of offenders.

3.7 Provide reports to relevant agencies.