The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Certificate IV in Correctional Practice

A Brief Description

CSC40122 Certificate IV in Correctional Practice 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.

Qualification Overview​

The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification CHC40122 – Certificate IV in Correctional Practice. Successful candidates will need to complete 12 units of competency comprising 4 mandatory core and 8 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

CSCORG028 – Work effectively with culturally diverse offenders and colleagues
BSBLDR413 – Lead effective workplace relationships
CSCORG048 – Gather, analyse and report information
CSCSAS029 – Manage security

Elective Units

BSBWHS211 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CSCORG046 – Coordinate a work team
BSBLDR414 – Lead team effectiveness
BSBOPS403 – Apply business risk management processes
BSBPEF402 – Develop personal work priorities
PSPGEN126 – Monitor performance and provide feedback
CSCINT012 – Assist offenders to change behaviour
CSCOFM035 – Protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable offenders


You will be asked to complete 12 subjects via RPL. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.


This is a self-paced program so the time to complete depends on the rate of submission. It is anticipated the process will take up to 1 year and is mostly dependent on you completing the assessment so that your assessor can review it. We will move at your pace and support you to set achievable goals


Our team of industry professionals is led by David Bradford, a former QUT Lecturer, Director of Operational Training in the Department of Communities.

BIAE admin will be responsible for scheduling and negotiating training dates and delivery suitable to your workplace and/or personal situation. The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education will issue your qualification.

Our Student Handbook is publicly available for download in the footer of our website.

You can also have a red through our FAQ page to learn more about some of the trainers



  • Any current licenses
  • Detailed CV or work history with all supporting documents including hobbies/interests/special skills outside work
  • Certificates/results of assessment for prior courses undertaken
  • Results/statement of attendance/ certificates for in-house courses, workshops, seminars, symposiums, etc.
  • Results/statements of attendance/ certificates – club courses e.g., first aid, officials, surf lifesaving, etc.
  • Performance feedback
  • Police check documentation
  • Diaries/task sheets/job sheets/logbooks/performance appraisals/other work samples that demonstrate your competence
  • Membership of relevant professional associations
  • References/letters from current or previous employers/supervisors Industry awards
  • Any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience and competence.

Candidates also need to provide contact details for two referees who can confirm their industry skills in context and over time.


There are no mandated entry requirements for the program.


This qualification does not involve a mandatory Vocational Placement. However, the units in this qualification may require additional work-based assessments. we strongly endorse and encourage you to take on volunteer work while studying This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training


We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 008 775 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.


As you will be working with client groups who are vulnerable and at risk, you will almost certainly require police checks and working with children checks/disability checks. 

A National Police Check certificate will list any court outcomes that can be disclosed, along with pending charges. This includes any interstate matters. The certificate won’t include any restricted court outcomes, such as certain juvenile convictions. 

If you have a previous conviction, please discuss this with your course consultant to determine if it will impact your ability to secure volunteer work in the community services industry. 


New South Wales (NSW) Smart and Skilled Funding:
We are approved to deliver several courses under Smart and Skilled funding in New South Wales. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Studying one of the courses in our wide range with the Bradford Institute of Advanced Education under this funding provides you with an opportunity to complete a full qualification for a much more affordable fee.
You can read more about the funding we have available in SA and courses that we are currently funded for on our NSW Funding page.

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