Course Title: Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4267

Course Title: Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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)

HWSS5583C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Workplace


Course Contact: Anthony Graham

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254411

Course Contact Email: anthony.graham@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to communicate with people who have complex communication needs (CCN) through effective use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and systems.
Augmentative and alternative refers to methods that replace or supplement speech to address the needs of people whose oral speech skills limit their ability to meet their participation and communication needs.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Elements:

   


Learning Outcomes

By completing this unit you will achieve and demonstrate competence in the following elements:

1. Identify the current communication ability and needs of the person

2. Develop effective augmentative and alternative communication strategies

3. Implement augmentative and alternative communication strategy

4. Monitor, report and review communication strategies


Overview of Assessment

Certificate IV in Disability is an individualised recognition (’gap’ training) pathway that involves customised work-based learning and assessment that is flexible and adapts to the individual learners needs and workplace requirements. There are no classes or campus based delivery. All learning occurs in the workplace.