Brush Farm Academy

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Correctional Officer Training

CSC30122 Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial) 

Course Overview
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. 

Sessions include the key result areas of Organisational Administration and Management, Safety and Security, Offender Management, Weapons and Officer Survival, Report Writing and Escorting of Offenders. 

Course Outcomes Completion of this primary training component demonstrates your capacity to take up custodial duties in a correctional environment.
Entry requirements The necessary experience and qualities considered for the role include, current or capacity to complete, Certificate III in Correctional Practice in accordance with specified CSNSW timeframes. Ability to drive official vehicles and possess an appropriate level of driver’s licence to meet all job requirements (if required). Preparedness to undertake shift work in a rotating roster, as required.
​Delivery Mode
Blended – Face to Face, in class assessments and online learning.
Learner Commitment This training will require completion of the following;

  • Face to face attendance - 12 weeks
  • Work based learning and assessment with a duration up to a maximum 12 months (24 for Casual Correctional Officers) 

​Work placement requirement
Learners are required to complete 9 months on the job training and complete workplace Assessments prior to obtaining the Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial).  
​Assessment
During the 12 week Face to Face training learners will complete a number of in class assessments followed by workplace assessments. 
​Award
On successful completion of all training and assessment learners will be issued with CSC30122 Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial).




Training Unit

Custodial Training Unit

ctu@dcj.nsw.gov.au