14631 Validate prisoner sentence dates

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Validate prisoner sentence dates
Level
3
Credits
3
Purpose
This unit standard is for people working as corrections officers in a prison and
covers the validation of prisoner sentence dates.
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
–
gather, collate, and review prison sentence date information; and
–
calculate and check prisoner sentence dates.
Subfield
Offender Management
Domain
Prisoner Management
Status
Registered
Status date
25 July 2006
Date version published
25 July 2006
Planned review date
31 December 2011
Entry information
Open.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0003
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
1
This unit standard is intended for but not restricted to workplace assessment. The
range statements across the unit standard can be applied according to enterprise
specific equipment, procedures, and processes.
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Performance in relation to the elements and performance criteria must comply with
current legislation, policies, and procedures, including:
Corrections Act 2004;
Corrections Regulations 2005;
Crimes Act 1961;
Crimes of Torture Act 1989;
Criminal Justice Act 1985;
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992;
New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990;
Parole Act 2002;
Privacy Act 1993;
Sentencing Act 2002;
other related Acts and regulations and their subsequent amendments or
replacements.
3
Reference to terms, procedures and specifications in this unit standard includes
documented procedures and specifications relevant to the workplace in which
assessment is carried out.
4
All work practices shall meet documented enterprise quality management
requirements, including the documentation of activities, events, and decisions.
5
Assessment should be against the documented national policies and procedures and
prison specific procedures.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Gather, collate, and review prison sentence date information.
Range
warrants, remand days, parole eligibility, standard and special conditions, pre
sentence detention, home detention eligibility.
Performance criteria
1.1
Sentence information is reviewed in accordance with the Criminal Justice Act
1985, Sentencing Act 2002 and Parole Act 2002 and established prison policy
and procedures.
Range
length of sentence, offence type, misconducts, length of presentence detention.
1.2
Changes in sentence dates resulting from the review are identified and the new
sentence is processed in accordance with established sentence procedures.
1.3
Individuals affected by the change are identified and notified in the required
timeframe.
Range
prisoner, case officer, unit managers, other agencies.
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Element 2
Calculate and check prisoner sentence dates.
Range
manual calculation, Integrated Offender Management System (IOMS), input,
recalculation of new sentences, copy to prisoner, unit manager check.
Performance criteria
2.1
Sentence information is entered in receiving office computer system in
accordance with established operating procedures.
Range
sentence commencement date, length of sentence, type of
offence, other days, personal details.
2.2
Entered sentence details are compared and checked against any previous
printouts on prisoner file.
2.3
Sentence release dates are manually calculated in accordance with established
prison policy and procedures.
Range
2.4
1 in every 25, calendar calculation, calculation form.
Personal details and calculation sheet are printed and placed on prisoner file
and stored in accordance with established procedures.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority, or an inter-institutional body
with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from
assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before
they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the ElectroTechnology Industry Training Organisation
[email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit
standard.
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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