We offer a variety of vocational courses of varying lengths tailored to inmates’ needs, experience and abilities.

This model was specifically created by TSS for inmates at Parklea Correctional Centre in Western Sydney, which is largely a remand centre. Inmates in remand centres can’t complete long courses, as they may only be in prison for a short time.

Most Registered Training Organisations don’t allow inmates to do part of a course, but the TSS model enables inmates to do one unit of a variety of courses and receive national accreditation for what they complete.

The courses we offer include:

White Card
This course teaches the skills required to apply relevant work health and safety and occupational health and safety procedures while working. Covers accredited unit CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

First Aid
This course teaches the skills to provide a first aid response to a casualty, in line with first aid guidelines from the Australian Resuscitation Council. This includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Covers accredited units HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid & HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course is delivered over two days.

Food Safety
This course teaches personal hygiene practices to prevent food contamination that may cause food-born illnesses. It includes procedures to identify and control food hazards. Covers accredited unit SITXFSA005 – Use hygienic practices for food safety.

Basic Barbering
This short course teaches basic hairdressing and barbering skills, including fading, cutting with clippers and styling.