Course Title: Access evidence and apply in practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5289

Course Title: Access evidence and apply in practice

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


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:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to access and judiciously use the current best practice and evidence to guide decisions for improving client outcomes

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPOL501A Access evidence and apply in practice


Develop possible practice changes
Implement and evaluate changes in practice
Integrate and maintain change in practice

Prepare to gather appropriate evidence
Rsearch and assess evidence-based best practice

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed via a number of class based and work-integrated
tasks.  To be deemed competent in this course you will be required to demonstrate
your skills knowledge and attitude through -

case study - you will be placed into a small working group and assessed on your ability to case manage a fictitious client over the duration of the course

assessment and screening tool - in your small working group you will be required to develop an assessment tool which will provide you with the information required to develop an effective treatment-recovery plan for          your case study client 

self and supervisor assessments

class presentations

direct observation of actual and simulated class based activities