What You Need to Know
Skills Generation in partnership with DaV’ange Consulting is offering experienced Corrections Professionals at supervisory or management level the opportunity to gain recognition of prior learning (RPL) for their current experience to gain a nationally accredited qualification—the CSC50115 Diploma of Correctional Administration. Successful candidates will need to complete 8 units of competency comprising 2 mandatory core and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry standard.
- CSCORG014 Use information to make critical decisions
- CSCORG022 Manage effective workplace relationships
- CSCOFM021 Plan and review services to offenders
- CSCSAS018 Plan responses to incidents that jeopardise safety and security
- CSCSAS019 Determine response to security risks
- CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide
- BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
- PSPGOV505A Promote diversity
How Does it Work?
You will be asked to complete an RPL Application and provide evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor from DaV’ange Consulting may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.
Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given written assessments to complete.
What is my Investment?
The cost of the program is $4500. $1500 is payable by direct deposit when you submit your application. Three payments of $1000 each follows. A payment plan will be negotiated with you. Successful applicants will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. Please talk to Ange about your particular circumstances. She is there to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required.
What Sort of Evidence Can be Considered?
Evidence Can Include, But is Not Limited to:
- Any current licences
- Detailed CV or work history with all supporting documents including hobbies/interests/special skills outside work
- Certificates/results of assessment for prior courses undertaken
- Results/statement of attendance/ certificates for in-house courses, workshops, seminars, symposiums, etc.
- Results/statements of attendance/ certificates – club courses e.g. first aid, officials, surf lifesaving, etc.
- ‘Blue Card’ – Working with Children Check
- Police check documentation
- Diaries/task sheets/job sheets/log books/performance appraisals/other work samples that demonstrate your
- Membership of relevant professional associations
- References/letters from current or previous employers/supervisors
- Industry awards
- Any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience and competence.
Candidates also need to provide contact details for two referees who can confirm their industry skills in context and over time.
How Long Will the RPL Take?
The time to complete depends on the quality of your application including the evidence you provide to support your claim. It is anticipated the process will take two to three months or less for a full RPL and is mostly dependant on you completing the evidence table so that your assessor can review it, have a professional conversation with you and with your referees about you.
Who Are my Trainers?
We are proud of the superior quality of our training team lead by David Bradford, a former QUT Lecturer and former Senior Training and Development Officer from the Queensland Corrective Services Academy.
There are a limited number of places. Eligibility criteria applies.