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 CSCTRA401A, 'Plan and monitor escorts'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Plan and monitor escorts' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1Prepare for an 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 on the warrants or movement orders for specific requirements and for accuracy and consistency with escort plans.

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

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

2Supervise escorts.

2.1 Confirm prisoner identity and information against documentation and according to procedures.

2.2 Confirm that property is received and checked according to procedures.

2.3 Complete the loading, search and restraint of prisoners according to procedures.

2.4 Check and confirm itinerary and route against movement plans and special needs and adjustments.

2.5 Maintain communication with base and locations using communication equipment.

2.6 Complete reports and documentation clearly and accurately and in the format and time required.

2.7 Delegate tasks required by the assignment in the time and manner required.

2.8 Transfer prisoners, property and files to receiving agencies to ensure the continuation of care and security.

3Protect prisoners and the public.

3.1 Monitor the safety and welfare of prisoners using vehicle surveillance equipment and dynamic security methods.

3.2 Maintain supervision of prisoners during approved and authorised activities according to procedures.

3.3 Monitor the health and safety of prisoners according to procedures and duty of care.

3.4 Anticipate and assess the impact of vehicle and equipment breakdowns and mechanical problems, and report incidents according to the urgency of problems and contingency plans.

3.5 Use conflict management strategies to minimise risk to safety and welfare, disruption to the itinerary and escalation of conflict.

3.6 Ensure that response to accidents, injuries, damage and incidents maintains the safety, security and welfare of staff, prisoners and the public.

3.7 Report incidents promptly according to the nature and urgency of the incident.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCTRA401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • PSP40304 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance)