Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

CSCOFM003 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders

Version 1.0
Issue Date: September 2021


Qualification -
Unit of Competency CSCOFM003 - Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the skills required to maintain the health and safety of offenders and promote a safe environment.This unit applies to correctional services staff working with offenders in prisons, secure custodial centres and in the community. Working as part of a coordinated team is integral to the role.The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to health and safety of offenders and interaction with offenders.Those undertaking this unit work with moderate support. The role involves explicit tasks involving a limited number of familiar steps.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Evidence for assessment must be gathered over time in a range of contexts to ensure the person can achieve the unit outcome and apply the competency in different situations or environments.

Valid assessment of this unit requires a workplace environment or one that closely resembles normal work practice and replicates the range of conditions likely to be encountered by an individual responsible for maintaining the health, safety and welfare of offenders as part of a coordinated team, including coping with difficulties, irregularities and changes to routine.

This unit has been identified by industry as suitable for holistic assessment with:

CSCORG002 Communicate effectively

CSCOFM004 Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders

CSCOFM008 Supervise offenders

Refer to advice in the CSC Assessment Guide.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field Offender management
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Maintain the health of offenders
  • Check the special needs of offenders and how they relate to the correctional environment.
  • Interact with offenders to identify and check on any problems.
  • Give offenders the information they need to protect their health, and avoid stress and risk to their welfare.
  • Help offenders to cope with and resolve problems that may affect their health and welfare.
  • Give accurate and relevant information on health issues.
  • Report health and safety concerns to authorised people.
  • Refer offenders to specialists according to policies and guidelines.
       
Element: Promote safety
  • Assess risks to safety and respond, giving priority to the protection of people involved.
  • Access organisational resources to maintain current knowledge and skills in relation to emergency responses.
  • Assess incidents and call for extra support according to emergency procedures.
  • Respond immediately to requests for support from colleagues.
  • Record all incidents in the form and detail required.
  • Provide information about the incident and participate in review of the incident and response.
  • Ensure that the environment is maintained to prevent and remove hazards.
  • Promote safe practices in all activities.
  • Supervise the use of personal protective clothing and footwear by offenders for all activities requiring it.
  • Ensure conduct and contact with offenders minimise intrusion on personal privacy and provocation of aggressive behaviour.
       
Element: Maintain the health of offenders
  • Check the special needs of offenders and how they relate to the correctional environment.
  • Interact with offenders to identify and check on any problems.
  • Give offenders the information they need to protect their health, and avoid stress and risk to their welfare.
  • Help offenders to cope with and resolve problems that may affect their health and welfare.
  • Give accurate and relevant information on health issues.
  • Report health and safety concerns to authorised people.
  • Refer offenders to specialists according to policies and guidelines.
       
Element: Promote safety
  • Assess risks to safety and respond, giving priority to the protection of people involved.
  • Access organisational resources to maintain current knowledge and skills in relation to emergency responses.
  • Assess incidents and call for extra support according to emergency procedures.
  • Respond immediately to requests for support from colleagues.
  • Record all incidents in the form and detail required.
  • Provide information about the incident and participate in review of the incident and response.
  • Ensure that the environment is maintained to prevent and remove hazards.
  • Promote safe practices in all activities.
  • Supervise the use of personal protective clothing and footwear by offenders for all activities requiring it.
  • Ensure conduct and contact with offenders minimise intrusion on personal privacy and provocation of aggressive behaviour.
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

ELEMENTS

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. Maintain the health of offenders

1.1 Check the special needs of offenders and how they relate to the correctional environment.

1.2 Interact with offenders to identify and check on any problems.

1.3 Give offenders the information they need to protect their health, and avoid stress and risk to their welfare.

1.4 Help offenders to cope with and resolve problems that may affect their health and welfare.

1.5 Give accurate and relevant information on health issues.

1.6 Report health and safety concerns to authorised people.

1.7 Refer offenders to specialists according to policies and guidelines.

2. Promote safety

2.1 Assess risks to safety and respond, giving priority to the protection of people involved.

2.2 Access organisational resources to maintain current knowledge and skills in relation to emergency responses.

2.3 Assess incidents and call for extra support according to emergency procedures.

2.4 Respond immediately to requests for support from colleagues.

2.5 Record all incidents in the form and detail required.

2.6 Provide information about the incident and participate in review of the incident and response.

2.7 Ensure that the environment is maintained to prevent and remove hazards.

2.8 Promote safe practices in all activities.

2.9 Supervise the use of personal protective clothing and footwear by offenders for all activities requiring it.

2.10 Ensure conduct and contact with offenders minimise intrusion on personal privacy and provocation of aggressive behaviour.

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least two occasions.

checking health, safety and hygiene practice of offenders

reporting verbally and in writing on concerns about the safety and welfare of offenders

consulting offender information systems

supporting the routine safety and protection of offenders classified at risk

advising offenders on correct use of personal protective clothing and footwear

reporting risks and incidents

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

organisation policies and procedures related to the health and safety of offenders

code of conduct

duty of care infection control procedures

health and safety reporting procedures


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

ELEMENTS

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. Maintain the health of offenders

1.1 Check the special needs of offenders and how they relate to the correctional environment.

1.2 Interact with offenders to identify and check on any problems.

1.3 Give offenders the information they need to protect their health, and avoid stress and risk to their welfare.

1.4 Help offenders to cope with and resolve problems that may affect their health and welfare.

1.5 Give accurate and relevant information on health issues.

1.6 Report health and safety concerns to authorised people.

1.7 Refer offenders to specialists according to policies and guidelines.

2. Promote safety

2.1 Assess risks to safety and respond, giving priority to the protection of people involved.

2.2 Access organisational resources to maintain current knowledge and skills in relation to emergency responses.

2.3 Assess incidents and call for extra support according to emergency procedures.

2.4 Respond immediately to requests for support from colleagues.

2.5 Record all incidents in the form and detail required.

2.6 Provide information about the incident and participate in review of the incident and response.

2.7 Ensure that the environment is maintained to prevent and remove hazards.

2.8 Promote safe practices in all activities.

2.9 Supervise the use of personal protective clothing and footwear by offenders for all activities requiring it.

2.10 Ensure conduct and contact with offenders minimise intrusion on personal privacy and provocation of aggressive behaviour.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Check the special needs of offenders and how they relate to the correctional environment. 
Interact with offenders to identify and check on any problems. 
Give offenders the information they need to protect their health, and avoid stress and risk to their welfare. 
Help offenders to cope with and resolve problems that may affect their health and welfare. 
Give accurate and relevant information on health issues. 
Report health and safety concerns to authorised people. 
Refer offenders to specialists according to policies and guidelines. 
Assess risks to safety and respond, giving priority to the protection of people involved. 
Access organisational resources to maintain current knowledge and skills in relation to emergency responses. 
Assess incidents and call for extra support according to emergency procedures. 
Respond immediately to requests for support from colleagues. 
Record all incidents in the form and detail required. 
Provide information about the incident and participate in review of the incident and response. 
Ensure that the environment is maintained to prevent and remove hazards. 
Promote safe practices in all activities. 
Supervise the use of personal protective clothing and footwear by offenders for all activities requiring it. 
Ensure conduct and contact with offenders minimise intrusion on personal privacy and provocation of aggressive behaviour. 
Check the special needs of offenders and how they relate to the correctional environment. 
Interact with offenders to identify and check on any problems. 
Give offenders the information they need to protect their health, and avoid stress and risk to their welfare. 
Help offenders to cope with and resolve problems that may affect their health and welfare. 
Give accurate and relevant information on health issues. 
Report health and safety concerns to authorised people. 
Refer offenders to specialists according to policies and guidelines. 
Assess risks to safety and respond, giving priority to the protection of people involved. 
Access organisational resources to maintain current knowledge and skills in relation to emergency responses. 
Assess incidents and call for extra support according to emergency procedures. 
Respond immediately to requests for support from colleagues. 
Record all incidents in the form and detail required. 
Provide information about the incident and participate in review of the incident and response. 
Ensure that the environment is maintained to prevent and remove hazards. 
Promote safe practices in all activities. 
Supervise the use of personal protective clothing and footwear by offenders for all activities requiring it. 
Ensure conduct and contact with offenders minimise intrusion on personal privacy and provocation of aggressive behaviour. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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