Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders

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 CSCOFM003, 'Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders'.
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. 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.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCOFM003 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC20115 - Certificate II in Justice Services
  • CSC30115 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice
  • CSC40115 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice