Course Title: Undertake basic client assessment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4203 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Undertake basic client assessment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term1 2011


Bundoora Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse in contributing to the development of
individualised health care plans by collection of data captured during a client’s
preliminary and ongoing health assessments. Assessment is based on a lifespan approach

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status
HLTEN402A Communicate effectively in a nursing role

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN403A Undertake basic client assessment


1. Collect data that contributes to client health care plan

2. Undertake client assessment for admission and discharge

3. Analyse client health assessment data and observations

4. Contribute to the development of individual care plans for clients

5. Prepare for client discharge

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal