Establish strategic guidance for correctional services

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CSCORG026, 'Establish strategic guidance for correctional services'.
Google Links
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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. Create a shared vision to give purpose to the work of the organisation

1.1 Ensure that consultations with management and key stakeholders on the vision of the organisation are open, realistic and designed to engage their support.

1.2 Ensure that the proposed vision takes into account the requirements, expectations and interests of management and key stakeholders.

1.3 Check that the proposed vision reflects the nature and values of the organisation and its role in the justice environment.

1.4 Check that the vision is challenging and achievable.

1.5 Ensure that the vision helps members and staff to focus their contributions creatively and relate their values and principles to those of the organisation.

1.6 Ensure that the proposed vision includes consideration of trends and opportunities and is reviewed regularly in light of developments in the community and in the justice environment.

2. Formulate objectives and strategies to guide the work of the organisation

2.1 Provide opportunities for staff at all levels in the organisation to participate creatively in the development of organisational objectives and strategies.

2.2 Promote team commitment and ownership of organisational objectives and strategies.

2.3 Ensure that objectives and strategies are consistent with organisation’s culture, philosophy, purpose and vision.

2.4 Ensure that objectives are attainable in realistic timeframes and with available resources.

2.5 Ensure that objectives and strategies contain sufficient detail to allow the planning and development of specific programs of work.

2.6 Ensure that objectives and strategies take account of constraints and contingencies.

2.7 Ensure that objectives are measurable and achievable and include criteria to assess performance.

2.8 Ensure that objectives and strategies take account of research of trends and developments and anticipated change in the corrections and justice field.

3. Negotiate support for strategies

3.1 Use consultation processes that promote support and commitment from key stakeholders.

3.2 Resolve opposition and differences through compromise that is realistic, balances competing interests and acknowledges the legitimacy of difference.

3.3 Use consultation processes and presentations designed to attract the support of key stakeholders.

3.4 Anticipate and minimise potential problems and obstacles.

3.5 Maintain regular contact with key stakeholders to promote ongoing support and to anticipate issues for resolution.