Course Title: Communicate and work in health or community services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: EMPL7091C

Course Title: Communicate and work in health or community services

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4375 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Contact: Jade Cusworth

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 8382

Course Contact Email: Jade.Cusworth@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

Element:

1. Communicate effectively with people

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use verbal and non-verbal communication to enhance understanding and demonstrate respect 1.2 Communicate service information in a manner that is clear and easily understood 1.3 Confirm the person's understanding 1.4 Listen to requests, clarify meaning and respond appropriately 1.5 Exchange information clearly in a timely manner and within confidentiality procedures

Element:

2. Collaborate with colleagues

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Listen to, clarify and agree timeframes for carrying out workplace instructions 2.2 Identify lines of communication between organisation and other services 2.3 Use industry terminology correctly in verbal, written and digital communications 2.4 Follow communication protocols that apply to interactions with different people and lines of authority

Element:

3. Address constraints to communication

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify early signs of potentially complicated or difficult situations and report according to organisation procedures 3.2 Identify actual constraints to effective communication and resolve using appropriate communication strategies and techniques 3.3 Use communication skills to avoid, defuse and resolve conflict situations

Element:

4. Report problems to supervisor

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Comply with legal and ethical responsibilities and discuss difficulties with supervisor 4.2 Refer any breach or non adherence to standard procedures or adverse event to appropriate people 4.3 Refer issues impacting on achievement of employee, employer and/or client rights and responsibilities 4.4 Refer unresolved conflict situations to supervisor

Element:

5. Complete workplace correspondence and documentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Complete documentation according to legal requirement and organisation procedures 5.2 Read workplace documents relating to role and clarify understanding with supervisor 5.3 Complete written and electronic workplace documents to organisation standards 5.4 Follow organisation communication policies and procedures for using digital media 5.5 Use clear, accurate and objective language when documenting events

Element:

6. Contribute to continuous improvement

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Contribute to identifying and voicing improvements in work practices 6.2 Promote and model changes to improved work practices and procedures in accordance with organisation requirements 6.3 Seek feedback and advice from appropriate people on areas for skill and knowledge development 6.4 Consult with manager regarding options for accessing skill development opportunities and initiate action


Learning Outcomes


See elements above


Details of Learning Activities

A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:
• Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
• Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
• Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform


Teaching Schedule

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

The classes will be held Thursdays 10th July to 2nd August from- 9:30 -12:30 pm in the following sessions-

Week

Week beginning/session

 

                Topics to discuss

 

28

3.07.17

1. Communicate effectively with people

1.1 Use verbal and non-verbal communication to enhance understanding and demonstrate respect

1.2 Communicate service information in a manner that is clear and easily understood

1.3 Confirm the person’s understanding

1.4 Listen to requests, clarify meaning and respond appropriately

1.5 Exchange information clearly in a timely manner and within confidentiality procedures

 

29

10.07.2017

2. Collaborate with colleagues

2.1 Listen to, clarify and agree timeframes for carrying out workplace instructions

2.2 Identify lines of communication between organisation and other services

2.3 Use industry terminology correctly in verbal, written and digital communications

2.4 Follow communication protocols that apply to interactions with different people and lines of authority

 

30

17.07.2017

3. Address constraints to communication

3.1 Identify early signs of potentially complicated or difficult situations and report according to organisation procedures

3.2 Identify actual constraints to effective communication and resolve using appropriate communication strategies and techniques

3.3 Use communication skills to avoid, defuse and resolve conflict situation

 

31

24.07.2017

4. Report problems to supervisor

4.1 Comply with legal and ethical responsibilities and discuss difficulties with supervisor

4.2 Refer any breach or non-adherence to standard procedures or adverse event to appropriate people

4.3 Refer issues impacting on achievement of employee, employer and/or client rights and responsibilities

4.4 Refer unresolved conflict situations to supervisor

 

32

31.07.2017

5. Complete workplace correspondence and documentation

5.1 Complete documentation according to legal requirement and organisation procedures

5.2 Read workplace documents relating to role and clarify understanding with supervisor

5.3 Complete written and electronic workplace documents to organisation standards

5.4 Follow organisation communication policies and procedures for using digital media

5.5 Use clear, accurate and objective language when documenting event

 

33

07.08.2017

6. Contribute to continuous improvement

6.1 Contribute to identifying and voicing improvements in work practices

6.2 Promote and model changes to improved work practices and procedures in accordance with organisation requirements

6.3 Seek feedback and advice from appropriate people on areas for skill and knowledge development

6.4 Consult with manager regarding options for accessing skill development opportunities and initiate action

 

 

   

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

PowerPoint learning materials 

Additional learning materials available through Learning Hub

RMIT Library (www.rmit.edu.au/library)


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent. 
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by: 
• Oral or written questioning 
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects 
• Direct observation of actual work practice 
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files 
• Work-based activities 
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.

Please click the following link for further information https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks will be -

1. Written assessment on 9th August 

2. Demonstrate effective communication skills - classroom participation and discussions.

3. Workplace evidence log completed after industry placement. 

4. Performance evidence competency to be demonstrated in simulated scenarios.

In class attendance compulsory for simulated case studies and preparation of workplace documentation.

The Knowledge evidence will be assessed through online quiz and written assessment. Performance evidence will be assessed through written assessments and classroom activities.

All classes must be attended to demonstrate performance evidence competency.

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.): you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.



You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/ . All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity  

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.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities  
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment  
 

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