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Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

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Standard course fee:
$5,340.00
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  • Further study: This qualification will prepare you for further study.
  • Entry-level employment: This qualification will prepare you for entry-level employment.
  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed in the supervision and management of offenders and detainees. It allows for the attainment of general competencies, dog handling competencies or specialisations in supervision and leadership, case management, community or emergency response streams.

The general qualification covers competencies that reflect advanced practice and greater team leadership roles of experienced individuals.

The case management specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for case management of offenders in custodial or community settings.

The community specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for supervising offenders directly or indirectly in the community and within specified parameters of responsibility defined by work activities, or by the complexity of assessment offenders’ needs and risks.

The dog handling elective group covers competencies suitable for individuals responsible for the maintenance of canine health and welfare and the utilisation of canines for detection and security purposes.

The emergency response specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for responding to and supervising serious incidents or events that occur within custodial settings.

The supervision specialisation covers the competencies required by individuals responsible for supervising staff and/or offenders in the correctional environment.

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 IV in Correctional Practice (field of study) e.g. Certificate IV in Correctional Practice (Supervision).

How to apply

How to apply

  • Some training providers will let you enrol online while others may not. All training providers will need to see some documentation, like personal identification or school results, and all will ask you to have a Unique Student Identifier. Once you've found a training provider you like the look of, get in touch with them to see how they can help you enrol.
  • You can visit this provider’s course offering/s on provider’s website.
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How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.

Qualification

Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.