Certificate III in Correctional Practice

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Course Overview

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed in the supervision and monitoring of offenders and detainees. It allows for the attainment of general competencies or specialisations in Adult or Youth Custodial and Adult or Youth Community streams.

The general qualification covers the competencies required by individuals whose work roles are not defined in the specialist groups. The general qualification reflects the role of individuals who undertake a range support tasks including:

  • administrative
  • case work
  • translation
  • health, safety and clinical
  • operational, maintenance and technical
  • training and education.
  • The custodial specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals usually enrolled in an entry-level training program and required to demonstrate their capacity to assume custodial officer responsibilities. At the completion of this qualification, officers will be expected to assume full custodial duties. There are separate specialisation groups with distinct requirements for adult and youth custodial specialisations. These specialisations reflect the role of individuals who undertake a range of custodial tasks including:

  • supervising offenders in detention
  • monitoring and maintaining the security of physical assets
  • monitoring behaviour and ensuring safety of offenders
  • delivering services and programs to offenders.
  • The community specialisations cover the competencies required by individuals who supervise offenders directly or indirectly in the community and within specified parameters of responsibility defined by work activities or by the complexity of assessment of offenders’ needs and risks. There are separate specialisation groups with distinct requirements for adult and youth community specialisations. These specialisations reflect the role of individuals who undertake a range of supervision tasks including:

  • working with people subject to a justice intervention, offenders, their families and the community
  • supervising and monitoring offenders on community orders
  • casework, liaison and local engagement activities.
  • Statutory/legislative requirements apply to this qualification and may vary across states and territories. Users are required to check with the relevant jurisdiction for current requirements.

    Additional qualification advice

    Where a defined specialisation is completed as detailed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Certificate III in Correctional Practice (field of study) e.g. Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial).

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Society and Culture field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    66.9%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Professionals

    7.9%

    Professionals
    Labourers

    7.3%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Health Care and Social Assistance

    57.3%

    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Public Administration and Safety

    9.3%

    Public Administration and Safety
    Retail Trade

    6.7%

    Retail Trade

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

    For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
    Select a state or territory for more information.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Correctional Services Career Pathway

    Certificate III in Correctional Practice is in the Society and Culture Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Correctional Services.


    Stream

    Community Correctional Practice
    Custodial Correctional Practice

    Certificate II

    Certificate IV

    Diploma

    Advanced Diploma

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories highlighted in blue on the map. For more information go to the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.

     


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