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 Discover What’s New with the Latest CSC Training Updates

To ensure a smooth transition and avoid any potential disadvantage to learners, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has recently granted an extended transition period for several key qualifications in the correctional services – CSC training package in Australia. This latest CSC training update will allow registered training organisations (RTOs) who have these qualifications in their scope to continue offering training, assessment, and certification for the following qualifications:

  • CSC30120 Certificate III in Correctional Practice
  • CSC40121 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • CSC50115 Diploma of Correctional Administration

ASQA’s authority to approve transition periods longer than the standard guidelines specified in Clauses 1.26 (a), (b), and (c) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 provides flexibility in accommodating the unique circumstances of specific learner cohorts. After careful consideration and consultation, ASQA recognised that an extended transition period would prevent any genuine disadvantage for learners pursuing these qualifications.

Learners enrolled in the mentioned qualifications can complete their studies and receive their certifications. If you’re offering these qualifications, it is important to note that they will remain on your scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period on 4 December 2024.

The decision to extend the transition end date for these qualifications was made in collaboration with the Correctional Services Industry Reference Committee, ensuring alignment with industry needs and standards. Additionally, ASQA consulted with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and the Training Accreditation Council Western Australia to assess and validate the extended transition request.

In Case You Haven’t Been Keeping Tabs: New Correctional Services Training Update v.5

In a major development, the latest CSC Training Update version 5 went live on training.gov.au on 5 December 2022. The latest training update brings many exciting changes and additions, ensuring learners and training providers like you are equipped with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Here are what you might’ve missed in the latest CSC training update version 5:

Latest CSC Training Updates: Qualifications

Added/Updated  Removed/Deleted  Equivalency 
CSC20122 – Certificate II in Justice Services  CSC20115 – Certificate II in Justice Services  Equivalent 
CSC30122 – Certificate III in Correctional Practice  CSC30120 – Certificate III in Correctional Practice  Equivalent 
CSC30222 – Certificate III in Immigration Detention Operations  CSC30219 – Certificate III in Immigration Detention Operations  Equivalent 
CSC40122 – Certificate IV in Correctional Practice  CSC40121 – Certificate IV in Correctional Practice  Equivalent 
CSC50122 – Diploma of Correctional Administration  CSC50115 – Diploma of Correctional Administration  Equivalent 
CSC60120 – Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management    Updated from release 1 to 2 

CSC Training Updates: Units of Competency

Added  Removed/Deleted  Equivalency 
CSCINT012 – Assist offenders to change behaviour  CSCINT002 – Assist offenders to change behaviour  Equivalent 
CSCINT013 – Assist offenders to change drug and alcohol use  CSCINT003 – Assist offenders to change drug and alcohol use  Equivalent 
CSCOFM038 – Implement planned approach to offender management  CSCOFM015 – Implement planned approach to offender management  Equivalent 
CSCOFM039 – Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders  CSCOFM003 – Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders  Equivalent 
CSCOFM040 – Maintain the safety and welfare of offenders in short-term incarceration    Release 1 
CSCOFM041 – Process offender induction  CSCOFM012 – Process offender induction  Equivalent 
CSCOFM042 – Provide responsible care to offenders with a mental health condition  CSCOFM013 – Provide responsible care to people with a mental health problem and/or condition  Not equivalent 
CSCOFM043 – Supervise community work programs  CSCOFM017 – Supervise community work programs  Not equivalent 
CSCOFM044 – Supervise female offenders  CSCOFM014 – Supervise female offenders  Equivalent 
CSCOFM045 – Supervise offenders  CSCOFM008 – Supervise offenders  Equivalent 
CSCOFM046 – Supervise offenders outside of a correctional facility    Release 1 
CSCOFM047 – Support offender to maintain positive relationships  CSCOFM010 – Support offender to maintain positive relationships  Equivalent 
CSCORG043 – Communicate effectively  CSCORG002 – Communicate effectively  Equivalent 
CSCORG044 – Contribute to achieving the goals of the organisation  CSCORG001 – Contribute to achieving the goals of the organisation  Equivalent 
CSCORG045 – Contribute to work unit planning  CSCORG007 – Contribute to work unit planning  Equivalent 
CSCORG046 – Coordinate a work team  CSCORG013 – Coordinate a work team  Equivalent 
CSCORG047 – Establish and maintain networks  CSCORG011 – Establish and maintain networks  Equivalent 
CSCORG048 – Gather, analyse and report information  CSCORG008 – Gather and report complex information  Equivalent 
CSCORG049 – Organise and chair meetings  CSCORG010 – Organise and chair meetings  Equivalent 
CSCORG050 – Prepare and write reports  CSCORG003 – Prepare reports  Equivalent 
CSCORG051 – Prepare offender reports for justice agencies  CSCORG004 – Prepare reports for justice agencies  Equivalent 
CSCORG052 – Report to a formal inquiry  CSCORG009 – Report to a formal inquiry  Equivalent 
CSCSAS025 – Contain incidents that jeopardise safety and security  CSCSAS005 – Contain incidents that jeopardise safety and security  Equivalent 
CSCSAS026 – Control incidents using defensive tactics  CSCSAS009 – Control incidents using defensive tactics  Equivalent 
CSCSAS027 – Maintain operational security  CSCSAS008 – Maintain security system  Equivalent 
CSCSAS028 – Maintain security  CSCSAS001 – Maintain security  Equivalent 
CSCSAS029 – Manage security  CSCSAS020 – Manage security  Equivalent 
CSCSAS030 – Manage threatening behaviour  CSCSAS015 – Manage threatening behaviour  Equivalent 
CSCSAS031 – Operate central monitoring station  CSCSAS007 – Operate central monitoring station  Equivalent 
CSCSAS032 – Participate in incident briefing, debriefing and analysis  CSCSAS021 – Participate in incident briefing, debriefing and analysis  Equivalent 
CSCSAS033 – Provide operational response to dangerous incidents  CSCSAS016 – Provide emergency response to dangerous incidents  Equivalent 
CSCSAS034 – Supervise attendance at court  CSCSAS012 – Supervise attendance at court  Equivalent 
CSCSAS035 – Use firearms  CSCSAS017 – Use firearms  Equivalent 
CSCTRA005 – Maintain security during escort  CSCTRA001 – Maintain security during escort  Equivalent 
CSCTRA006 – Plan and monitor escorts  CSCTRA004 – Plan and monitor escorts  Equivalent 
CSCWHS003 – Supervise work health and safety practices  CSCWHS002 – Supervise occupational health and safety practices  Equivalent 
CSCWHS004 – Use safe work practices  CSCWHS001 – Use safe work practices  Equivalent 
CSCOFM028 – Provide support to offenders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities    Updated from release 1 to 2 
CSCORG023 – Provide leadership in justice services    Updated from release 2 to 3 
  CSCORG012 – Manage activities to meet client requirements  Deleted 
  CSCSAS011 – Monitor control room operations  Deleted 
  CSCSAS014 – Monitor and review security systems  Deleted 

CSC Training Updates: Skill Sets

Added  Notes 
CSCSS00009 – Professional Wellbeing and Resilience Skill Set  Release 1 
CSCSS00002 – Electronic Monitoring Operator Skill Set  Updated from release 1 to 2 
CSCSS00005 – Offender Engagement Skill Set  Updated from release 2 to 3 

What RTOs Need to Do to Align with the Latest CSC Training Update

To effectively adapt to the new correctional services training package, you need to take several necessary steps.

  1. Update training materials: Evaluate your existing RTO resources and make necessary adjustments to align them with the updated qualifications and units. Ensure that your learning resources reflect the most current industry standards and practices. You can also acquire them from your trusted training resource publisher.
  2. Review training and assessment strategies: Review and update your training and assessment methods and tools to align them with the revised training package. Consider whether any changes are needed in assessment strategies, such as practical assessments, case studies, or workplace simulations.
  3. Update documentation: Update your RTO’s policies, procedures, and marketing materials to reflect the changes introduced in the updated training package. Ensure all documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible for staff and learners.
  4. Communicate with learners: Keep your current and prospective learners well-informed about the changes in the latest CSC training update in Australia. Communicate any modifications in qualifications, units, or assessment methods to manage their expectations and provide them with the necessary guidance.
  5. Seek support and collaboration: Engage with industry stakeholders, industry reference committees, and other RTOs to share insights, best practices, and experiences related to the latest CSC training update. Collaborate to enhance the quality and effectiveness of training delivery collectively.
  6. Develop transition strategies: To ensure a seamless transition, students should be given the opportunity to complete their course before the end of the transition period. However, if it is not feasible for them to finish within that timeframe, it is crucial to facilitate their transfer to the updated program before the deadline. This ensures that students are not left behind and can continue their education without any disruptions.
  7. Apply for scope of registration: To align with the latest CSC training updates, applying for a scope of registration is vital if the new changes are not equivalent to the current version. However, ASQA automatically updates your scope if the new update is equivalent to the superseded one.

Remember, staying proactive and responsive to the changes in the new correctional services training update is crucial for maintaining the quality and relevance of your training programs. By following these steps, RTOs can effectively navigate the updates and deliver training that meets the evolving needs of the correctional services industry.

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