16 units of competency are required for this qualification:

5 core units

11 elective units


The candidate may complete the general qualification, or specialise by completing all units from one of the following groups:

Group A for a Custodial specialisation

Group B for a Community specialisation

Group C for a Youth Custodial specialisation

Choose the remaining 6 elective units from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package. Alternatively, up to 4 elective units may be selected from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the CSC Implementation Guide.

Elective units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Core units

add topic CSCORG001

Contribute to achieving the goals of the organisation

add topic CSCORG002

Communicate effectively

add topic CSCORG003

Prepare reports

add topic CSCSAS001

Maintain security

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

Group A: Custodial specialisation

add topic CSCSAS005

Contain incidents that jeopardise safety and security

add topic CSCOFM008

Supervise offenders

add topic CSCSAS008

Maintain security system

add topic CSCSAS009

Control incidents using defensive tactics

add topic CSCSAS010

Conduct searches

Group B: Community specialisation

add topic CSCOFM009

Supervise offenders in the community

add topic CSCOFM010

Support offender to maintain positive relationships

add topic CSCOFM011

Promote cooperative behaviour

add topic CSCORG004

Prepare reports for justice agencies

add topic CSCORG005

Conduct interviews

Group C: Youth Custodial specialisation

add topic CSCOFM007

Protect the safety and welfare of young offenders

add topic CSCOFM011

Promote cooperative behaviour

add topic CSCSAS010

Conduct searches

add topic CHCGROUP403D

Plan and conduct group activities

add topic CHCYTH301E

Work effectively with young people

Group D: General elective units

add topic BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CHCCM401D

Undertake case management

add topic CSCOFM003

Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders

add topic CSCOFM004

Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders

add topic CSCOFM005

Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait offenders

add topic CSCOFM006

Respond to offenders influenced by drugs or alcohol

add topic CSCOFM012

Process offender induction

add topic CSCOFM013

Provide responsible care to people with a mental health problem and or condition

add topic CSCOFM014

Supervise female offenders

add topic CSCORG006

Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues

add topic CSCSAS006

Respond to medical emergencies

add topic CSCSAS007

Operate central monitoring station

add topic CSCSAS012

Supervise attendance at court

add topic CSCSAS013

Manage conflict through negotiation

add topic CSCTRA001

Maintain security during escort

add topic CPPFES2005A

Demonstrate first attack fire fighting equipment

add topic CPPSEC3012A

Store and protect information

add topic CPPSEC3019A

Operate specialised security equipment

add topic CPPSEC3020A

Monitor security from control room

add topic CPPSEC3021A

Maintain and use security database

add topic HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

add topic HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic HLTAID005

Provide first aid in remote situations

add topic HLTAID007

Provide advanced resuscitation

add topic HLTAID008

Manage first aid services and resources

add topic MSAPMOHS216A

Operate breathing apparatus

add topic MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

add topic PSPGOV301B

Work effectively in the organisation

add topic PSPGOV308B

Work effectively with diversity

add topic PSPGOV312A

Use workplace communication strategies

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

add topic TLIC1051A

Operate commercial vehicle

add topic TLIF2010A

Apply fatigue management strategies