Plan and monitor escorts

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 CSCTRA004, 'Plan and monitor escorts'.
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. Plan and coordinate escort

1.1 Develop escort plans and duties from prisoner transfer information.

1.2 Identify and assign resources, personnel and equipment needed for the escort according to escort purpose, escort plans and escort procedures.

1.3 Ensure that vehicles and equipment are checked for availability and serviceability.

1.4 Check information from agencies and/or movement orders for specific requirements and for accuracy and consistency with escort plans.

1.5 Act upon information concerning the need for any special prisoner transport requirements and factor these into escort planning.

1.6 Confirm that route plans, itinerary and timetables ensure the safest and most time-effective movements.

1.7 Provide prisoners and team members with information designed to promote cooperation and understanding, and reduce stress and mistakes.

2. Monitor escorts

2.1 Brief the escort officers on the details of the escort and routine for the day.

2.2 Adjust deployments, instructions and schedules on the basis of any late information received.

2.3 Ensure that the escort departs the base at its schedule time.

2.4 Ensure that vehicle routes are frequently reviewed to ensure the safety, security and welfare of staff, prisoners and the public is maintained.

2.5 Monitor, record and advise internal and external parties of any delays or circumstances that may result in late prisoner delivery.

2.6 Delegate any further movement orders received in a safe and timely manner.

3. Manage escort contingencies and documentation

3.1 Take charge of any emergency during prisoner movement to ensure the safety, security and welfare of staff, prisoners and the public is maintained.

3.2 Liaise with agency and other officials in order to promote effective cooperation.

3.3 Check relevant logs for any variations to escort plans and ensure reasons for variances are recorded.

3.4 Anticipate and assess the impact of vehicle and equipment breakdowns and mechanical problems.

3.5 Log all prisoner movement data and incidents and report to the relevant agencies.