Establish and maintain networks

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CSCORG405A, 'Establish and maintain networks'.
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



1Identify professional interests and resources.

1.1 Identify key internal and external stakeholders and their needs, expectations and roles in the provision of services for offenders.

1.2 Monitor information about the range of services available in the community and review the information for relevance and currency.

1.3 Maintain and consult a comprehensive and accurate record of organisation and community resources.

1.4 Identify common and complementary interests and confirm with other services and agencies.

1.5 Consult colleagues and key people and exchange information relevant to shared interests.

2Promote awareness of the service and its purpose.

2.1 Create formal and informal opportunities to provide positive and accurate information about the objectives and outcomes of the service and to encourage support.

2.2 Provide information to relevant agencies and key people to enable a supportive attitude towards service and offender issues.

2.3 Ensure that information on service policies and goals is accurate and complies with legislation, organisational policy and procedures.

2.4 Research information about changes and current trends in community and service attitudes and analyse to inform action and reports.

3Develop networks.

3.1 Establish network links with a comprehensive range of services and agencies according to community and organisational protocol and practice.

3.2 Use network strategies to maintain effective working relationships with key people in agencies and services.

3.3 Identify other agencies' principles, objectives and guidelines and confirm common and complementary purpose.

3.4 Identify support and referral requirements of other agencies and check for consistency and mutual interest and priorities.

3.5 Anticipate the issues of other agencies in regard to the justice system and contact with offenders, and address these positively, honestly and respectfully.

3.6 Use information about existing services in the design and development of offender management programs and for specific projects.

3.7 Conduct contact with other agencies through appropriate and agreed forums.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCORG405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC50107 - Diploma of Correctional Administration
  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • CSC40112 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • CSC50112 - Diploma of Correctional Administration