Course Title: Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5759C

Course Title: Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Stephen Jones

Nominal Hours: 60

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

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and implement group activities to meet individual client outcomes. Allied Health Assistants will operate within the scope of their defined roles and responsibilities and under supervision of an Allied Health Professional.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH409C Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes


Assist with the development of group sessions

Performance Criteria:

Plan group activities that are consistent with client needs and recognise physical abilities and limitations of each client

Plan group activities that are consistent with the interests, preferences and beliefs of the clients

Plan group activities with consideration of the clients' pace and timing requirements

Plan group activities according to the size and composition of the group

Plan group session to maximize the involvement of all group members

Establish a balance between tasks to be accomplished and the group process

Identify possible risk to successful group activities and adjust plan to minimise risk

Confirm group session plan with allied health professional

Gather and/or prepare materials and equipment required for the group session and check for safety and suitability


Clean and store equipment and materials

Performance Criteria:

Clean equipment and materials according to manufacturers requirements

Store equipment and materials according to manufacturers requirements and organisation protocols

Report equipment faults to appropriate person


Conduct group activity

Performance Criteria:

Arrange the environment to encourage full participation by all group members

Seek agreement on the purpose, process and intended outcomes of the group activity with the group

Discuss the group activity with the group to encourage as much participation as possible

If appropriate, work with the group to establish ground rules

Provide each group member with the necessary information, materials and support to participate in the group activity

Ensure that the manner, level and pace of communication is appropriate for each group member

Communicate with clients in a manner most likely to promote co-operation, dignity and self-esteem and encourage participation

Use group skills to ensure the involvement of all group members

Identify potential conflict within the group and manage to ensure ongoing involvement of individuals in group activities

Monitor individual client progress and provide constructive feedback to individual group member

Follow process and directions to evaluate outcomes of the group session



Document client information

Performance Criteria:

Use accepted protocols to document information relating to the program in line with organisation requirements

Provide regular feedback to the each client's care team

Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems related to group activities


Plan for group sessions

Performance Criteria:

Obtain information about the purpose group sessions from an allied health professional

Obtain information about the desired individual client outcomes

Identify requirements outside scope of role and responsibilities as defined by the organisation and discuss with allied health professional

Identify and confirm impact of the program's contribution to the clients' overall care plan

Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

Determine client appropriateness according to client profile

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Face to face teaching
• Case studies
• Class room activities and practical work
• Reflections and discussions
• Accessing information online

Visit to ILC

The details of the class schedule on weekly basis is available on the time table that has been provided to students and is also available on RMIT Learning hub.

Teaching Schedule

There will be face to face teaching and practical activities for this course and the details of the class date and time will be in the timetable provided to the students.

Timetable can also be accessed online in the learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course as comprehensive course material will be provided by the teacher through RMIT Learning Hub.


Online learning materials can be accessed using the RMIT Online Learning Hub.
The online learning materials listed include: Subject outlines
Lecture notes
Case studies
Assessment details
Practical work details

Other Resources

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Independant Living centre

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written examination, assignments and practical assessment in the simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency

Assessment Tasks

Unit: - HLTAH409C( OHTH 5759C) Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

The above unit is assessed on its own. You must achieve competency in the two assessment tasks in order to pass the unit.

Assessment Task Date of Assessment
1. Plan and deliver a group Ice Breaker Activity
- Prepare and conduct an Ice Breaker activity with a group of 4-6 people. Submit a plan of session.
- Details of the assessment will be provided in class session
2. Plan and develop a series of groups
- Plan and develop a series of three consecutive groups based on a case study. Submit above plan using template provided.
- Conduct a shortened version of one of your group sessions with a group of 4-6 people.
- Details of the assessment will be provided in class session

After successful completion of these assessments, you will be allocated clinical placement for one week. You need to be deemed competent in clinical placement to pass this course.

NOTE- The student needs to be deemed competent in all assessments to pass the course. The students will be allocated to attend placements on successful completion of their classroom assessments. The students need to pass both classroom based assessments and clinical assessments to be deemed competent for the course.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The student needs to have completed all pre requisite and core competencies successfully to study this course.

This competency is delivered  in cluster with the following competencies and clinical placement will be completed also be clustered with them

OHTH 5756C

OHTH 5758C

OHTH 5859C

However, it is assessed separately in class room settings.

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