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CSC30120 Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial)

​Correctional Officer Training

Successful completion of this entry level course is the first step for all Custodial staff taking up employment as Correctional Officers, Overseers and Casual Correctional Officers, within Corrective Services NSW. 

This training program will commence with the initial face-to-face Primary Training completed over a 9 week period which includes the CSNSW Induction Program completed on the first day of training.  Completion of this primary training component demonstrates your capacity to take up custodial duties in a correctional environment. Sessions include the key result areas of Organisational Administration and Management, Safety and Security, Offender Management, Weapons and Officer Survival and Escorting of Offenders. 

Following Primary training you will be required to complete a number of on-the-job assessments, within a designated time frame, and take up duties within the various Correctional Centres throughout New South Wales. 

On successful completion of all required training and assessment requirements learners will be issued with CSC30120 Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial).


Course duration:

10 weeks face to face

Overall training program includes work based learning  and assessment with a duration up to a maximum of 24 months.

Target group:

Recruited Correctional Officers, Overseers and Casual Correctional Officers

Training unit:

Custodial Training Unit.


All enquiries should be made through Human Resources Branch (Custodial Recruitment) Henry Dean Building Sydney Ph: 02 8346 1333

Nationaly Recognised TrainingregionalblendedFor CSNSW staff


​Recruited correctional officers​ only to enrol.

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​For CSNSW staff only
Open to non-departmental staffOpen to non-CSNSW staff
Residential component
Regional training
Blended delivery
Nationally Recognised Training​