Implement planned approach to offender management

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 CSCOFM401A, 'Implement planned approach to offender management'.
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



1Assess offenders' potential and needs in relation to offending behaviour.

1.1 Identify and assess offenders' history, skills, resources and needs and investigate risks and opportunities for development.

1.2 Encourage offenders to cooperate actively in the analysis of offending behaviour and directions for change.

1.3 Encourage offenders to take responsibility for changing behaviour by establishing personal goals and determining strategies for achieving them.

1.4 Acknowledge offenders' preferences and decisions and respond to them positively where suitable and appropriate.

1.5 Use personal goal-setting techniques to identify and prioritise areas for action.

1.6 Assess special needs and make referrals to suitable and available services according to guidelines.

1.7 Record and refer offender information and decisions accurately, according to procedures and offender information system.

1.8 Identify issues arising from involuntary participation and resistance and negotiate the consequences with the offenders.

2Develop plan to achieve offender goals.

2.1 Provide information on the services available to offenders and ensure it is clearly explained and designed to promote cooperation.

2.2 Explore and clarify offenders' expectations and address potential obstacles to encourage realistic goals and minimise disappointment and frustration.

2.3 Explain and negotiate guidelines, conditions and requirements and get agreement on conditions and compliance.

2.4 Assess the need for specialised assistance or referral and negotiate these with offenders.

2.5 Encourage offenders' self-management and active involvement in decision making and ensure that appropriate support is provided.

3Implement offender management plans.

3.1 Resources required by the plan are identified, assessed for suitability, negotiated and allocated.

3.2 Referrals are negotiated with other services and are conducted according to agreed criteria and protocol.

3.3 Offenders are assisted in individual negotiations with other services where required to achieve agreed outcomes.

3.4 Guidance and support are given when addressing obstacles to achieving goals.

3.5 Possible consequences of behaviour and decisions are explored with offenders and encouragement is given for responsibility in decision making.

3.6 All aspects of the implementation of the plan are routinely reviewed and documented and information is provided to all services involved in implementing the plan according to organisational procedures.

3.7 Specialist advice is sought when required and incorporated into the strategies to achieve goals.

4Monitor and review offender progress.

4.1 Goals and objectives are reviewed against achievements and measures of progress and adjustments are made where required.

4.2 Achievements are acknowledged and positive encouragement is provided together with constructive, honest feedback.

4.3 Additional resources needed for further progress are identified and allocated according to availability and procedures.

4.4 Personal evaluation and reflection are encouraged and strategies are encouraged and supported.

4.5 Boundaries of confidentiality are established and explained to the offender.

4.6 Information obtained is confirmed with the offender and recorded accurately, comprehensively and completely.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCOFM401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice