Course Title: Communicate and work in health or community services

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5387 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Communicate and work in health or community services

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 30

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EMPL7091C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2019,
Term1 2020

EMPL7091C

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2022

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EMPL7091C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (All)

EMPL7091C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2020 (All)

EMPL7091C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2021 (DT1),

VE 2021 (All)

EMPL7091C

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2022 (DT1)

Course Contact: Matt Clayton

Course Contact Phone: +61 435 933 052

Course Contact Email: matthew.clayton@rmit.edu.au



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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

Elements:

1. Communicate effectively with people

2. Collaborate with colleagues

3. Address constraints to communication

4. Report problems to supervisor

5. Complete workplace correspondence and documentation

6. Contribute to continuous improvement


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with people 
  1. Collaborate with colleagues        
  1. Address constraints to communication        
  1. Report problems to supervisor 
  1. Complete workplace correspondence and documentation 
  1. Contribute to continuous improvement


Overview of Assessment

You must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that you have:

  • demonstrated effective communication skills in 3 different work situations
  • clarified workplace instructions and negotiated timeframes with 2 colleagues
  • responded appropriately to 3 different situations where communication constraints were present
  • completed 2 written or electronic workplace documents to organisation standards

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.