Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol Draft 1

Project Summary

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to develop a new qualification, Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol.
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This qualification will align to Community Safety Patrol job roles such as a Day Patrol Officer, Night Patrol Officer and Youth Patrol Officer: These officers assist vulnerable people, refer them to other services for ongoing assistance, ensure children and youth are safe, and work in partnership with local police to adhere to the requirements of the criminal justice system. They promote and raise awareness of community safety in the community.

The development of this qualification is being ‘fast-tracked’ in order to provide urgent skills and knowledge acquisition in line with the needs of remote communities, in the light of the impacts of COVID-19.

Background

This is a new qualification aligned to a previous nationally accredited Community Night Patrol course which expired in 2018. Extensive consultation by ISACNT with community groups, industry, government and other key stakeholders in 2018 saw great support for this course, with the suggestion of the more inclusive course title of Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol  to encapsulate its breadth (not just night patrols).

Although the previous course was implemented in the Northern Territory, the concept of community safety patrols is no longer unique to the Northern Territory and it is envisaged that a national qualification can address the skills needs of local community members involved in support roles. These roles have significant aspects of trust and cultural understanding at their core and can be instrumental in addressing issues with appropriate support before they escalate into more complex circumstances. In addition, there are now Community Patrol Programs in place in other States and Territories, and the development of a national qualification will enable consideration of how to better meet the needs of these work groups which play a critical role in the communities of which they are a part.

Employment opportunities in local communities will be enhanced by a national qualification which provides a clear pathway supporting skills development specifically aligned with the functions of community safety patrols.
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        Project Status – Draft 1 Consultation

        National consultation for Draft 1 will be open from Monday, 15 June 2020 to Friday, 10 July 2020 (4 weeks). During this period input will be sought on the following Training Package Products:

      •  One new qualification – Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol
      • The previous course consisted of existing Units of Competency from various national Training Packages and, for the purposes of Draft 1 consultation, the proposed new qualification includes the Units that comprised the accredited course.

        During consultation it must be considered whether that structure and content now, and in the future, remain the most appropriate to the job roles. The course was accredited in 2013 and the nature of the roles may have changed, requiring changes in both the qualification’s structure and content.

        Please click on the left sidebar to access the Draft 1 qualification and provide your feedback. You will also be able to view the feedback provided by others.

        At the bottom of this page, you can download a Consultation Guide with further information on the project and a list of questions the IRC is seeking feedback around, as well as the list of Units included in the Draft 1 qualification hyperlinked to full details on training.gov.au.

        Changes to the content of currently proposed Units of Competency are outside the scope of this project, as all of the Units included in the new proposed qualification are existing Units of Competency housed in other qualifications and Training Packages. The Units should instead be considered in regard to their suitability for inclusion in the proposed new qualification. Should a Unit be considered to be no longer appropriate, suitable alternative Units may be suggested from existing Training Packages, or new Units may be drafted to meet current and future skills and knowledge requirements.

        During the consultation period, SkillsIQ will be seeking feedback and input from industry stakeholders and employers. If you have expertise in these areas and would like to provide your input to SkillsIQ, please contact Marianne Wehby at marianne.wehby@skillsiq.com.au or via phone at (02) 9392 8100.

        Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated and evaluated. This feedback will inform the development of Draft 2, which will be made publicly available for validation prior to submission for endorsement.

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        Consultation Activities

        Webinars will be held on the following dates:

        Thu 25th June – 3pm-5pm (EST) - closed
        Tue 7th July – 11am-1pm (EST)
        Fri 17th July 2pm-4pm (EST)

        For further information, please contact Marianne Wehby on (02) 9392 8100 or via email at marianne.wehby@skillsiq.com.au.

Attachments

Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol Consultation Guide
Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol - Draft 1 Existing Units

Recent Comments

Kate Lee 03.07.2020

"This was the strategy we took in NT when Night Patrol was first expanded we delivered the Cert II in many communities and Darwin. In 2010 I did a review fro AG Department and the first recommendation was "That the accepted qualification for night patrol staff across the Northern Territory is CHC20108 Certificate II in Community Services Work" It then recommended a pathway to the Certificate III. The accredited course introduced by the NT ignored this and went down the correctional services/security path which was a mistake. As an RTO we refused to deliver the new course as we felt so strongly about it, it cost us work and money but in good conscience could not deliver those units you highlighted elsewhere. "

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Madonna Tomes 03.07.2020

"In July 2015, RASAC commenced delivery of Community Patrol services on the APY Lands. In partnership with TAFE SA, the Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015) was chosen as the most appropriate qualification for our Community Patrollers to complete, based on the learning needs of the patrollers, while also supporting RASAC’s contractual and operational needs. RASAC is currently developing a Certificate III qualification for Community Safety Patrol Team Leaders who have completed the Certificate II. CORE UNITS - Certificate II CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities ELECTIVES - Certificate II CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety BSBWOR201 Manage personal stress in the workplace FSKWTG003 Write short and simple workplace information FSKOCM002 Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work CORE UNITS - Certificate III HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people ELECTIVES Certificate III BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour HLTAID003 Provide first aid RASAC suggests that the Core Units for this Certificate III qualification could be used for the proposed new Certificate III Community Safety Patrol qualification. Also, we request that consideration be given to inclusion of the electives which are included in the above qualification."

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Madonna Tomes 03.07.2020

"RASAC supports this approach as it enables workers to undertake this qualification if they have the required skills, knowledge to undertake the AQF Level 3 training. For RASAC Community Patrollers, our learning pathway includes completion of Certificate II in Community Services as this qualification is often more appropriate for our workers to ensure they have the basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge of a defined area of work and learning’’ of the AQF level 2 qualification. Working with TAFE SA we have selected relevant units of competency for the Certificate II qualification which ensure that Patrollers have the required knowledge of their role when they commence as new patrollers. Consideration of a Certificate II level Qualification for new patrollers who are not yet ready to undertake Certificate II level qualification is requested to be considered. "

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Madonna Tomes 03.07.2020

"Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation (RASAC) delivers Community Patrols on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands Communities in remote communities of the far north west South Australia. RASAC supports the Qualification Description for the qualification as it aligns with the purpose and delivery principals that guide our delivery of Community Patrols on the APY Lands. The RASAC Community Patrols operate on a non-custodial model: patrollers do not take any clients into custody nor do our patrols use vehicles with cages for transport of clients. Patrol teams have agreed days and hours of work with the community councils and prioritise having children at home with a parent or carer so they can attend school on a daily basis. The patrols operate in the evenings to: o Support youth participation in evening youth engagement programs o Assist children home or to a safe place at night supporting improved remote school attendance o Assist vulnerable adults home or to a safe place at night supporting community safety o Reduce community disruption, violence, drug and alcohol abuse in the community to promote wellbeing o Support Community Safety awareness programs with other health and safety service providers o Working with health, youth and other service providers to provide linked up services Community Patrols have associated benefits of communities, including employing local people and building community capacity to deal with local issues and contribute to reduced juvenile crime rates, alcohol-related harm and crime. Our program is based on strong community partnerships, employment and training of local Anangu workers who bring cultural knowledge and understanding to their roles and contribute to empowerment of the community. While our patrols work closely with SA Police in conducting regular patrols at night, they use their training and skills to intervene in incidents in communities with most being resolved without further escalation and do not required SA Police attendance. However, when required, patrollers seek assistance or make reports to police. Patrollers assist in resolving minor family disputes and intervening quickly when incidents arise so that they do not escalate to a point where Police are called. Community Patrollers have spent many hours with clients and listened to their issues and problems and have referred them to relevant Service Providers. The issue of children being home or in a safe place at night and going to school the next day is a big issue in most APY Communities with Community Patrols. Using their local knowledge of families, language and culture the patrollers support the children to go home or to another safe place. Patrols attend hot spots in the community and talk with the young people and take them home or monitor their behaviour. Community Patrollers and Management continue to meet and work with Service Providers in communities and work collaboratively to address issues that arise in communities. Our feedback relates to the overall description, packaging and units of competency of the proposed qualification, based on our experience in delivery of Community Patrols on the APY Lands since 2015."

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Madonna Tomes 03.07.2020

"Some of the electives are restrictive in application and therefore could potentially limit the choices and relevance to some patrol programs. For RASAC Community Patrols, the suitable electives for our program would be the following units. PUATEA001 Work in a team - Suitable for all Patrollers BSBFLM31 Contribute to team effectiveness (similar to PUATEA001) - Suitable for all Patrollers TLIC2025 Operate four-wheel drive vehicle - This training can be difficult to source for very remote communities. HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations Suitable for all Patrollers – although First Aid is also a Core Elective Other comments CSCSAS005 Contain incidents that jeopardise safety and security Only suitable for programs which include corrective services work. PUALAW001 Protect and preserve incident scene - May be suitable for some patrols but not a common required competency. CPPSEC2110 Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security This unit of competency has wide application in the security industry. May be suitable for some patrols depending on their scope of work CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict through negotiation This unit also applies to Security operations. May be useful if contexualised to community patrol roles LGAWORK308A Lead a Team Not suitable for all Patrol programs. This Unit of Competency relates to services delivered in Local Government Councils. Many patrols are not part of local council operations and often not on scope for Training Providers."

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