Course Title: Support independence and wellbeing
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2017
Course Code: HWSS6076C
Course Title: Support independence and wellbeing
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Gwen Cawsey – email@example.com
Maria Pleitez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominal Hours: 80
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
In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge necesary to provide individualised services in ways that support clients/ residents independence, as well as their physical and emotional wellbeing.
This unit will apply in a range of community services contexts when providing frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
1. Recognise and support individual differences
1.1 Recognise and respect the person’s social, cultural and spiritual differences
1.2 Avoid imposing own values and attitudes on others and support the person to express their own identity and preferences
1.3 Consider the person’s individual needs, stage of life, development and strengths when engaging in support activities
1.4 Recognise, respect and accommodate the person’s expressions of identity and sexuality as appropriate in the context of their age or stage of life
1.5 Promote and facilitate opportunities for participation in activities that reflect the person’s individual physical, social, cultural and spiritual needs
2. Promote independence
3. Support physical wellbeing
4. Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing
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
Examples of learning activities
· class exercises to review discussions/lectures
· practical demonstrations in studio
· Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation
· analysis/critique of relevant reading material
· group projects
· peer learning
· guest lecture/presentation
· peer teaching and class presentations
· group discussion
· independent project based work
· group activities/projects
· ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
· practical placement
· simulated workplaces
• Recognize and respect the person’s social, cultural and spiritual differences
• Recognize, respect and accommodate the person’s expressions of identity and sexuality as appropriate in the context of their age or stage of life
• Promote and facilitate opportunities for participation in activities that reflect the persons individual physical, social, cultural and spiritual needs
• Support the person to identify and acknowledge their own strengths and self-care capacity
• Provide support that allows the person to self-manage their own service delivery as appropriate
• Encourage the person to build their strength and maintain independence
• Promote and encourage daily living habits that contribute to healthy lifestyle
• Identify hazards and report according to organisation procedure
• Promote self-esteem and confidence through use of positive and supportive communication
• Recognize and respect possible indicators of abuse or neglect and report according to organisation procedures
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
There will be two forms of assessment and they will include a task that requires you to draw on your experience from you placement and answer the questions and practical assessment in your workplace environment.
The assessment tasks are as follows:
Task 1: Scenarios from your placement experience
Task 2: Practical assessment through observation on placement
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
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 1: Written activity
Task 1:This task will require you to answer a series of questions outlining three times that you have supported three different clients. This will include a description of the client, how you supported them, the strategies you used to support their physical wellbeing and the strategies you used to support them socially, emotionally and psychologically.
Assessment 2: Observation Assessment
For this part of the assessment you will be observed either in a simulated environment (in class) or whist on your practical placement by the RMIT facilitator/assessor.
Skills must have been demonstrated in a relevant workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. Where simulation is used it must reflect real working conditions and contingencies by modelling industry operating conditions and contingencies, as well as using suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
- individualised plans and any relevant equipment outlined in the plan
- modelling of industry operating conditions including real interactions with the person and their carers
Overall, assessment must involve some real interactions with the person and their families/carers.
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.
Work Integrated Learning
This is a Work Integrated Learning course in which you will complete a 240 hour placement in an organisation, undertaking the kinds of professional tasks you could expect in your work after graduation.
You must obtain evidence of a satisfactory National Police Records Check before undertaking work placements and will need to pay the associated costs.
You may be required to obtain a satisfactory National Police Records Check at the request of their placement agency.
Working with Children
You must provide evidence of a satisfactory Working with Children check before undertaking work placements and will need to pay the associated costs.
You may be required to obtain a satisfactory Working with Children Check at the request of their placement agency.
You may be required to provide evidence of immunisation for certain diseases before undertaking work placement. You will need to discuss the specific requirements of your placement with the course coordinator and/or WIL practitioner and will need to pay the associated costs for immunisation.
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/students
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hardcopy. For every piece of work submitted online you will complete an e-Declaration. The signed cover sheet or e-Declaration acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
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 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
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
- a) You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
- b) You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
- c) You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment
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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
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
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Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy
Student complaints Procedure: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf
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