Course Title: Meet personal support needs
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: HWSS6079C
Course Title: Meet personal support needs
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: 60
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 required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs including the activities of daily living.
This unit will apply when providing support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. The work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
1. Determine personal support requirements
4.1 Comply with the organisation's reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor 4.2 Complete and maintain documentation according to organisation policy and protocols 4.3 Store information according to organisation policy and protocols
2. Maximise participation
1.1 Review individualised plan and confirm required equipment, processes and aids 1.2 Identify requirements outside of scope of own role and seek support from relevant people 1.3 Consider the potential impact that provision of personal support may have on the person and confirm with supervisor 1.4 Consider specific cultural needs of the person 1.5 Consider specific physical and sensory needs of the person 1.6 Identify risks associated with the provision of support and confirm with supervisor
3. Provide personal support
3.1 Safely prepare for each task and adjust any equipment, aids and appliances 3.2 Take account of identified risks in the provision of personal support and technical support activities 3.3 Identify and respond to routine difficulties during support routines, and report more complex problems to supervisor 3.4 Identify changes in the person's health or personal support requirements and report to supervisor 3.5 Work with the person and supervisor to identify required changes to processes and aids 3.6 Maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of the person
4. Complete reporting and documentation
2.1 Discuss and confirm person's own preferences for personal support in a positive way 2.2 Consider and confirm the person's level of participation in meeting their personal support needs 2.3 Provide the person with information to assist them in meeting their own personal support needs
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
· practical demonstrations
· Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation
· analysis/critique of relevant reading material
· design activities or projects
· 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
· visits to galleries and events
· practical placement
· simulated workplaces
• Determine personal support requirements
• Equipment, processes and aids
• Identify requirements outside of scope of own role and seek support from relevant people
• Consider specific cultural, physical and sensory needs of the person
• Identify risks and how to report
• Maximise participation
• Safely prepare for each task and adjust equipment, aids and appliances
• Identify and respond to routine difficulties during support routines, and report more complex problems to the supervisor
• Identify changes in the persons health or personal support requirement’s and report to supervisors
• Work with the person and supervisor to identify required changes to processes and aids
• Maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of the person
• Report variations and concerns about clients health
• Comply with organisations reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor
• Complete and maintain documentation according to organisations policy and procedures
• Store information according to organisation policy and 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
This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a questions and answers task in relation to the unit of competency and care plan task and practical assessment in both a simulated and on placement in your workplace environment.
The assessment tasks are as follows:
Task 1: Questions and answers
Task 2: Care plan task
Task 3: Practical assessment in both a simulated and on placement in your 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
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)
Task 1: This task you will require a personal support plan for a client and then discuss how you would determine the personal support requirements of the client. Eg. Bathing, dressing, showering etc.
Task2: You are required to research various topics and report your findings.
These topics include but are not limited to; impacts of services provided, concepts of enablement and re-enablement, basic health and hygiene, personal safety and security in personal support, infection control
Assessment Two: You will be required to complete a series of written verbal questions about
a) a personal support plan for a client and then discuss how you would determine the personal support requirements of the client. Eg. Bathing, dressing, showering etc
b) impacts of services provided, concepts of enablement and re-enablement, basic health and hygiene, personal safety and security in personal support, infection control
Skills must have been demonstrated in a relevant workplace that provides personal support services to people, with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe, impractical or threatens the dignity of the person. The following conditions must be met for the unit:
- use of suitable facilities and resources including:
- individualised plans specifying different personal support needs
- equipment outlined in individualised plans
- modelling of industry operating conditions including involvement of real people when simulating the provision of service and equipment use
Overall, assessment must involve some real interactions with people who require personal support.
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed
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.
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:
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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.
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Students must obtain their own police check by the due date and pay the associated costs. Students who do not obtain a required police clearance by the due date shall not be able to undertake a practical placement or work experience activity that requires a Police Check.
The University shall not be obligated to organise a placement for a student who does not wish to obtain a Police Check.
Where required by the workplace, students shall provide a copy of their police check on request.
If a student is rejected by a workplace on the basis of a Police Check, the following actions shall occur, as appropriate:
- advise the student of the outcome; and
- discuss placement options with the student; and/or
- provide program and career counselling.
RMIT will not store Police Checks on student files.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.If you are working, particularly in a job which is related to your studies you will also be learning while at work and can have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses. Feedback from the host organisation supervisor/s will be used as evidence of competency, and an RMIT University assessor will visit your workplace to observe your work practice as part of the assessment process. In this program, you will be required to complete 120 hours of Work Placement within an Ageing and Home and Community Care Sector. You will be supported to find your own relevant Work Placement organisations.
Early Termination of Placement
Under section 6 of the WIL Procedure, a placement may be ended early by the host organisation or School due to the student’s conduct and/or performance during the placement.
Possible reasons for such decisions may include, but are not limited to-
· failure to follow processes required for safety
· breach of client or patient confidentiality
· failure to comply with the instructions of supervisors
· or other unprofessional behaviour
Where a placement ends early, a meeting will be convened to discuss the sequence of events that led to the termination. This meeting will precede any consideration of a student’s progress by the Progress Panel (if applicable) or Program Assessment Board.
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