Plan and review services to 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 CSCOFM021, 'Plan and review services to offenders'.
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. Assess needs of offenders

1.1 Plan, monitor and review offender assessment procedures to ensure that the general and special needs of offenders are identified and reported.

1.2 Ensure information exchanged between team members about the needs and services for offenders is comprehensive.

1.3 Negotiate and manage resources suitable for meeting the general and special needs of offenders and correctional services.

1.4 Recruit specialist support and resources through active networking with agencies and specialists.

1.5 Assess the implications of offenders’ needs and the impact of the correctional environment on them.

1.6 Maintain comprehensive offender records.

2. Establish services to address the needs of the offender

2.1 Identify the need for service development and confirm this with research, recommendations, strategic plans and consultation with staff and management.

2.2 Investigate available resources and develop strategies to acquire additional and adequate resources according to the organisation’s objectives and priorities.

2.3 Consult a range of internal and external agencies to ensure that the organisation’s interests are reflected in the planned design and delivery of the service.

2.4 Identify tasks required to implement the plan, analyse these for skill and resource requirements and delegate to suitably skilled and experienced staff.

2.5 Ensure that service reports, records and outcome details are documented and reported.

2.6 Ensure the design and objectives of the services comply with all statutory and legislative requirements and accountability.

2.7 Establish effective and constructive relationships with key people involved in the planning and delivery of services.

2.8 Analyse routine reports and any changes to organisational policies or strategies.

2.9 Authorise necessary adjustments to services based on analysis of reports.

3. Evaluate the effectiveness of services

3.1 Ensure that the costs and outcomes of the service are regularly monitored against agreed plan, resources and objectives.

3.2 Ensure that feedback from service and organisational clients and key people is actively sought at regular intervals and used to inform the redesign of the service.

3.3 Assess proposed changes through consultation with key people and data, and implement changes where required.

3.4 Record information on relevant aspects of the service.