Maintain security during escort

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 CSCTRA001, 'Maintain security during escort'.
Google Links
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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. Identify prisoner escort requirements

1.1 Check and confirm the requirements for escorts and organise resources and equipment according to escort plan and duty instructions.

1.2 Identify special needs requiring additional resources, and make and report adjustments to escort plans.

1.3 Ensure that all information relevant to the escort is gathered and made available to escort team.

1.4 Provide clear, accurate information to prisoners to address concerns and problems and promote cooperation.

2. Prepare prisoners for escort

2.1 Check and confirm the identification of all prisoners to be escorted against authorised information.

2.2 Check and confirm prisoner property, files, security equipment and all resources needed to accompany prisoners.

2.3 Confirm the classification and conditions of prisoners and note any special needs.

2.4 Search prisoners according to procedures, taking account of prisoner’s sex, health and safety requirements.

2.5 Search vehicle and check all equipment is working.

2.6 Check and confirm escort requirements against the escort plan.

2.7 Check and confirm itinerary and route against movement plans and special needs and adjustments.

2.8 Advise relevant people of movements of prisoners and complete necessary records.

2.9 Apply restraint techniques according to assignment instructions and legal requirements.

3. Escort prisoner

3.1 Monitor the safety and welfare of prisoners during transport and authorised activities using vehicle surveillance equipment and dynamic security methods.

3.2 Maintain communication with base and locations using communication equipment.

3.3 Use conflict management strategies to minimise risk to safety and welfare, disruption to the itinerary and escalation of conflict.

3.4 Ensure that response to accidents, injuries, damage and incidents maintains the safety, security and welfare of staff, prisoners and the public.

3.5 Report incidents promptly according to the nature and urgency of the incident.

3.6 Complete reports and documentation in the format and time required.

3.7 Transfer prisoners, property and files to receiving agencies to ensure the continuation of care and security.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCTRA001 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC20115 - Certificate II in Justice Services
  • CSC30115 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice
  • PSP30116 - Certificate III in Government (Court services/Border protection/Protective security/Personnel vetting)