Support offender services

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 CSCOFM001, 'Support offender services'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Support offender services' 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



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. Match services to offenders’ needs

1.1 Check and confirm offender files for accurate and relevant information on offender needs and circumstances.

1.2 Check and confirm information on available offender services, and use this to match suitable and effective services with offenders.

1.3 Identify the particular needs of offenders to ensure that services are clearly targeted.

1.4 Process requests from offenders and confirm service suitability from a defined range of options.

1.5 Report difficulties in matching offenders with support services to supervisor.

2. Support services

2.1 Ensure that services are suitable to the needs and circumstances of offenders and are provided within determined timeframes.

2.2 Respond to inquiries promptly and according to accepted practice and standards.

2.3 Ensure services are adjusted to meet special needs of offenders.

2.4 Deal with difficult complaints and situations promptly, respectfully and according to procedures.

2.5 Maintain confidentiality of information according to information management procedures.

2.6 Process information from services to contribute to the evaluation of services to offenders.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCOFM001 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC20115 - Certificate II in Justice Services