Course Title: Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4264

Course Title: Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 55.0

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS5540C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

HWSS8108C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace


Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email: xenia.girdler@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide support for individuals who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

Elements:

1. Identify effects and impact of loss and features of grief
2. Engage empathically with people who are living with loss
3. Provide support for individuals who are grieving and identify potential for healing and growth
4. Identify, inform and refer to appropriate grief and bereavement care services and resources
5. Identify and recognise risks associated with grief and bereavement support
6. Access appropriate supervision and debriefing
7. Review and evaluate grief and bereavement support provided


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

There are a variety of tools used to assess this course including two hundred (200) hours of practical placement providing you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the skills knowledge and attitude required.
Other assessment tasks may involve:

  • Short essays where you will be expected to write an answer to a question in detail, and to draw conclusions about issues.
  • Class presentation where you will be expected to conduct a brief session in class, to lead discussion and to provide information for other students.
  • Participation in class discussions and activities.
  • Reflective Journals you will be expected to provide a written record of your experiences during the year - in class and in practical placement.
  • Blackboard/On-line assessment you will participate in regular on-line forums, blogging and small assessment tasks.