Course Title: Engage with health professionals and the health system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: EMPL7095C

Course Title: Engage with health professionals and the health system

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Laura Yemonas

Nominal Hours: 40

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 for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within the health care system and engage effectively with other health professionals, including writing referral reports.

This unit applies to individuals working in health or community services who work autonomously with clients in the provision of service.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system


1. Use health care systems and services

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify health care systems and services with links to own practice 1.2 Research and maintain information about other health services to support own practice 1.3 Offer current and accurate information about other health care services 1.4 Provide clear and accurate information to clients about their financial and eligibility issues 1.5 Identify and use opportunities to maintain, extend and update knowledge


2. Interact with health professionals

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish effective relationships with workers from different sectors and levels of the industry according to work role 2.2 Use accepted industry language and terminology when sharing information 2.3 Work collaboratively to both seek and share information


3. Make referrals to health professionals

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine need for referral to other professional health services based on client needs and assessment indications 3.2 Clearly communicate the need for referral to the client and explain rationale 3.3 Ensure referral occurs with consent of client and within confidentiality standards 3.4 Write referral report, including clear and accurate information about results of own testing or assessment 3.5 Structure information logically, using language that will be understood by the report recipient 3.6 Make recommendations within scope of own practice and expertise

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

Details of Learning Activities

One 2 hour lecture per week. 

Teaching Schedule


 Work Engage with Health Professionals



Class & Activities


5th Mar

Health Professional - Intro


15th Mar

Introduction to
Multidisciplinary Care


22nd Mar

Health System 1&2


29th Mar

Health Networks and Funding


12th Apr

Overview of Australian Health Care system- Health care system lecture 2


19th Apr

Workforce challenges and trends


26th Apr

Trends and Challenges


3rd May

Reform/ Assignments due/ Quiz due to be completed



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks
The skills to be assessed within this unit replicate real work skills within the industry.
1. Group Presentations - Research report on Australian Health Care System
2. Case Study

3. Report 

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 - Quiz.  Engage with health professionals.  To be completed by 26th of April, 2018. 

Task 2 - Case Study. You will be allocated your presentation time.

Task 3 - Referral letter (Report). 26th of April, 2018

Assessment Matrix

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