Certificate IV in Correctional Practice - CSC40115

Northern Territory Correctional Services RTO

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Correctional Services Training Package. It covers the competencies allowing experienced staff to reflect advanced practice and greater team leadership roles. It allows staff to achieve recognition for specialist organisational roles and for pathways into management roles and cross-sector specialisations.


  • 12 units: 4 core
  • 1 unit
  • 7 elective


  • Support group activities
  • Provide support to offenders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities
  • Assist offenders to change drug and alcohol use
  • Contribute to workplace safety
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Conduct interviews
  • Contribute to work unit planning
  • Select dogs
  • Provide emergency response to dangerous incidents
  • Manage conflict through negotiation
  • Train dogs in agility work
  • Develop work priorities
  • Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders
  • Supervise community work programs
  • Establish and monitor a case plan
  • Maintain the health, safety and welfare of offenders
  • Establish and maintain networks
  • Assist offenders to change behaviour
  • Undertake case management
  • Manage dogs for security purposes
  • Support offender to maintain positive relationships
  • Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence
  • Gather and report complex information
  • Prepare stimulus aids for use with dogs
  • Manage security
  • Monitor performance and provide feedback
  • Maintain the health and welfare of dogs
  • Assess offender risks and needs
  • Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
  • Report to a formal inquiry
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • Treat operational risk
  • Work effectively with people with a disability
  • Implement planned approach to offender management
  • Coordinate a work team
  • Plan and monitor escorts
  • Use firearms
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Provide workplace mentoring
  • Manage threatening behaviour
  • Participate in incident briefing, debriefing and analysis
  • Monitor control room operations
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Protect the safety and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait offenders
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues
  • Train detector dogs
  • Work effectively in mental health
  • Prepare reports for justice agencies
  • Train dogs for response and control
  • Provide brief intervention
  • Monitor and review security systems
  • Manage complex supervision
  • Provide guidance and counsel
  • Protect and preserve incident scene
  • Supervise occupational health and safety practices
  • Organise and chair meetings
  • Negotiate behaviour change
  • Provide support services to clients

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