Course Title: Provide individualised support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: HWSS6075C

Course Title: Provide individualised support

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3319 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886

Course Contact Email: renee.cost@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gwen Cawsey – gwen.cawsey@rmit.edu.au

Maria Pleitez- maria.pleitez@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to organise, provide and monitor support services that have been established by developing an individualised plan with clients.

The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

This unit will apply to you when providing support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

Element:

1. Determinerequirements of individual plan

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret and clarify own role in implementing individualised plan and seek appropriate support for aspects outside scope of own knowledge, skills or job role

1.2 Confirm individualised plan details with the person and with family and carers when appropriate

1.3 Ensure the person is aware of their rights and complaints procedures

1.4 Work with the person to identify actions and activities that support the individualised plan and promote the person’s independence and rights to make informed decision-making

1.5 Prepare for support activities according to the person’s individualised plan, preferences and organisation policies, protocols and procedures

  
 

 

Element:

2. Establish relationship in the home

 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Conduct exchanges with the person in a manner that develops and maintains trust

2.2 Provide support according to the individualised plan, the person’s preferences and strengths, and organisation policies, protocols and procedures

2.3 Assemble equipment as and when required according to established procedures and the individualised plan

2.4 Respect and include the family and/or carer as part of the support team

2.5 Provide support according to duty of care and dignity of risk requirements

2.6 Provide assistance to maintain a safe and healthy environment

2.7 Provide assistance to maintain a clean and comfortable environment

2.8 Respect individual differences to ensure maximum dignity and privacy when providing support

2.9 Seek assistance when it is not possible to provide appropriate support

Element:

3. Operate respectfully in the home

 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Monitor own work to ensure the required standard of support is maintained

3.2 Involve the person in discussions about how support services are meeting their needs and any requirement for change

3.3 Identify aspects of the individualised plan that might need review and discuss with supervisor

3.4 Participate in discussion with the person and supervisor in a manner that supports the person’s self determination

Element:

4. Complete reportingand documentation

 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person in all dealings within organisation policy and protocols

4.2 Comply with the organisation’s informal and formal reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor

4.3 Identify and respond to situations of potential or actual risk within scope of own role and report to supervisor as required

4.4 Identify and report signs of additional or unmet needs of the person and refer in accordance with organisation and confidentiality requirements

4.5 Complete and maintain documentation according to organisation policy and protocols

4.6 Store information according to organisation policy and protocols


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include:

  • class exercises to review discussions and workshops
  • seminars/workshops/presentations
  • practical demonstration and use of workplace equipment and tasks
  • guest presentations
  • group discussions
  • research in and out of class time
  • independent workplace case study
  • group activities/projects

 


Teaching Schedule

Session 1
• Determine support needs
• Ensure the person is aware of their rights and complains procedure
• Work with the person to identify actions and activities that support the individualised plan and promote the person’s independence and rights to make informed decision making

Session 2
• Provide support according to the to the individualised plan, the person’s preference and strengths, and organisation policies, protocols and procedures
• Individualised planning
• Provide assistance to maintain a safe and healthy environment

Session 3
• Involve the person in discussions about how support services are meeting their needs and any requirement for change
• Participate in discussion with the person and supervisor in a manner that supports the persons self determination
• Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person in all dealings within organisation policy and protocols


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

  None


References

Referencing guide:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing-guides:
Author’s family name, initial(s) Year of publication, Publication title, Publication details.
eg. Bauman, Z 1999, Globalization and culture, Polity Press, Oxford. If website, a few more details are required:
eg. World Health Organization 2014, WHO recommendations for routine immunization - summary tables, World Health Organization, viewed 1 May 2014, <http://www.who.int/immunization/policy/immunization_tables/en/> You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.
 


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. Students will need to purchase an RMIT polo top as uniform for placement


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)

There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a research task, questions and answers in relation to the unit of competency and practical assessment either in a simulated or workplace environment.

The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Questions and answers

Task 2: Care plan task

Task 3: Observation in a simulated and workplace environment

 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).

 

Assessment One:

Task 1: For this task you will be required to write a report about a time when you have provided an individualised support for a client. This report should include details on how you determined these needs, how you provided support and how you monitored the activities.

 

Task 2: You are required to research and report on a variety of topics including but not limited to; the rationale behind individualised support plans, service delivery, legal and ethical requirements

 

Assessment Two: You will be required to answer a series of written and verbal questions about a time when you have provided an individualised support for a client and the rationale behind individualised support plans, service delivery, legal and ethical requirements

 

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

-use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

- Individualised plans and equipment outlined in the plan

- infection control policies and procedures

- modelling of standard industry operating conditions and contingencies, including involvement of real people when using relevant equipment


Assessment Matrix

 Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.

Other Information

           

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/student

 

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of implications of plagiarism.

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. 

Applying for an Extension

Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.

Applying for Special Consideration

If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

 

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.

If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity

The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion  

Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

 

Examples of plagiarism include:

·         Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;

·         Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;

·        Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;

·         Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;

·         Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;

·         Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and

·         Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.

·         Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.

 

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy –  http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 (unresolved) – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations – http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=r7a7an6qug93

Plagiarism Software

The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com

Complaints Procedure:

RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.

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