Maintain security system

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 CSCSAS008, 'Maintain security system'.
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. Monitor the internal workplace environment

1.1 Monitor and record the movement of offenders, visitors and team members.

1.2 Check, record and report changes in routine, behaviour, the environment and movements promptly to relevant team members.

1.3 Routinely assess the safety and welfare of all individuals.

1.4 Routinely monitor and check the effective working of equipment and technology and report inaccuracies and malfunctions.

1.5 Use communication and information exchange systems, check their effectiveness and maintain them for the purpose intended.

1.6 Gather and report information necessary for effective surveillance.

2. Monitor the external workplace environment

2.1 Supervise the transfer of offenders.

2.2 Confirm relevant security information and documentation and prepare and verify authorisations.

2.3 Identify and implement security and safety precautions and contingency responses.

2.4 Take into consideration the safety and welfare of offenders, team members and the public at all times and in all actions.

3. Respond to security alerts

3.1 Interpret and respond to alarms.

3.2 Use codes and call systems in communication.

3.3 Assess the risk of escalation of incidents and take appropriate action to minimise risks.

3.4 Complete security and incident reports, records and registers.

3.5 Participate in debriefing and post-emergency analysis.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCSAS008 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC30115 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice