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Throughout your training we are committed to your learning by providing a training and assessment framework that ensures the knowledge gained through training is translated into practical on the job improvements.
You are going to be assessed for:
Your skills and knowledge using written and observation activities that apply to your workplace.
Your ability to apply your learning. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
Your ability to recognise common principles and actively use these on the job.
All of your assessment and training is provided as a positive learning tool. Your assessor will guide your learning and provide feedback on your responses to the assessment materials until you have been deemed competent in this unit. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
The process we follow is known as competency-based assessment. This means that evidence of your current skills and knowledge will be measured against national standards of best practice, not against the learning you have undertaken either recently or in the past. Some of the assessment will be concerned with how you apply your skills and knowledge in your workplace, and some in the training room as required by each unit. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
The assessment tasks have been designed to enable you to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge and produce the critical evidence to successfully demonstrate competency at the required standard.
Your assessor will ensure that you are ready for assessment and will explain the assessment process. Your assessment tasks will outline the evidence to be collected and how it will be collected, for example; a written activity, case study, or demonstration and observation. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
The assessor will also have determined if you have any special needs to be considered during assessment. Changes can be made to the way assessment is undertaken to account for special needs and this is called making Reasonable Adjustment.
What happens if your result is ‘Not Yet Competent’ for one or more assessment tasks?
Our assessment process is designed to answer the question “has the desired learning outcome been achieved yet?” If the answer is “Not yet”, then we work with you to see how we can get there.
In the case that one or more of your assessments has been marked ‘NYC’, your trainer will provide you with the necessary feedback and guidance, in order for you to resubmit your responses. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
What if you disagree on the assessment outcome?
You can appeal against a decision made in regards to your assessment. An appeal should only be made if you have been assessed as ‘Not Yet Competent’ against a specific unit and you feel you have sufficient grounds to believe that you are entitled to be assessed as competent. You must be able to adequately demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to be able to meet the requirements of units you are appealing the assessment of.
Your trainer will outline the appeals process, which is available to the student. You can request a form to make an appeal and submit it to your trainer, the course coordinator, or the administration officer. The RTO will examine the appeal and you will be advised of the outcome within 14 days. Any additional information you wish to provide may be attached to the appeal form. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
What if I believe I am already competent before training?
If you believe you already have the knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate competence in this unit, speak with your trainer, as you may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Assessors need to be aware of their responsibilities and carry them out appropriately. To do this they need to:
Ensure that participants are assessed fairly based on the outcome of the language, literacy and numeracy review completed at enrolment. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
Ensure that all documentation is signed by the student, trainer, workplace supervisor and assessor when units and certificates are complete, to ensure that there is no follow-up required from an administration perspective.
Ensure that their own qualifications are current. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
When required, request the manager or supervisor to determine that the student is ‘satisfactorily’ demonstrating the requirements for each unit. ‘Satisfactorily’ means consistently meeting the standard expected from an experienced operator.
When required, ensure supervisors and students sign off on third party assessment forms or third party report.
Follow the recommendations from moderation and validation meetings.
How should I format my assessments?
Your assessments should be typed in a 11 or 12 size font for ease of reading. You must include a footer on each page with the student name, unit code and date. Your assessment needs to be submitted as a hardcopy or electronic copy as requested by your trainer. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
How long should my answers be?
The length of your answers will be guided by the description in each assessment, for example:
|Type of Answer||Answer Guidelines|
|Short Answer||4 typed lines = 50 words, or
5 lines of handwritten text
|Long Answer||8 typed lines = 100 words, or
10 lines of handwritten text = of a foolscap page
|Brief Report||500 words = 1 page typed report, or
50 lines of handwritten text = 1foolscap handwritten pages
|Mid Report||1,000 words = 2 page typed report
100 lines of handwritten text = 3 foolscap handwritten pages
|Long Report||2,000 words = 4 page typed report
200 lines of handwritten text = 6 foolscap handwritten pages
How should I reference the sources of information I use in my assessments?
Include a reference list at the end of your work on a separate page. You should reference the sources you have used in your assessments in the Harvard Style. For example:
Website Name – Page or Document Name, Retrieved insert the date. Webpage link. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
For a book: Author surname, author initial Year of publication, Title of book, Publisher, City, State
The following table shows you how to achieve a satisfactory result against the criteria for each type of assessment task.
|Assessment Method||Satisfactory Result||Non-Satisfactory Result|
|You will receive an overall result of Competent or Not Yet Competent for the unit. The assessment process is made up of a number of assessment methods. You are required to achieve a satisfactory result in each of these to be deemed competent overall. Your assessment may include the following assessment types.|
|Questions||All questions answered correctly||Incorrect answers for one or more questions|
|Answers address the question in full; referring to appropriate sources from your workbook and/or workplace||Answers do not address the question in full. Does not refer to appropriate or correct sources.|
|Third Party Report||Supervisor or manager observes work performance and confirms that you consistently meet the standards expected from an experienced operator||Could not demonstrate consistency. Could not demonstrate the ability to achieve the required standard|
|Written Activity||The assessor will mark the activity against the detailed guidelines/instructions||Does not follow guidelines/instructions|
|Attachments if requested are attached||Requested supplementary items are not attached|
|All requirements of the written activity are addressed/covered.||Response does not address the requirements in full; is missing a response for one or more areas.|
|Responses must refer to appropriate sources from your workbook and/or workplace||One or more of the requirements are answered incorrectly.
Does not refer to or utilise appropriate or correct sources of information
|Observation||All elements, criteria, knowledge and performance evidence and critical aspects of evidence, are demonstrated at the appropriate AQF level||Could not demonstrate elements, criteria, knowledge and performance evidence and/or critical aspects of evidence, at the appropriate AQF level|
|Case Study||All comprehension questions answered correctly; demonstrating an application of knowledge of the topic case study.||Lack of demonstrated comprehension of the underpinning knowledge (remove) required to complete the case study questions correctly. One or more questions are answered incorrectly.|
|Answers address the question in full; referring to appropriate sources from your workbook and/or workplace||Answers do not address the question in full; do not refer to appropriate sources.|
|Assessment Cover Sheet|
|Is the Student ready for assessment?||Yes||No|
|Has the assessment process been explained?||Yes||No|
|Does the Student understand which evidence is to be collected and how?||Yes||No|
|Have the Student’s rights and the appeal system been fully explained?||Yes||No|
|Have you discussed any special needs to be considered during assessment?||Yes||No|
|The following documents must be completed and attached|
|Written Activity Checklist
The student will complete the written activity provided to them by the assessor.
The Written Activity Checklist will be completed by the assessor.
|Observation / Demonstration
The student will demonstrate a range of skills and the assessor will observe where appropriate to the unit.
The Observation Checklist will be completed by the assessor.
The student will answer a range of questions either verbally or written.
The Questioning Checklist will be completed by the assessor.
|I agree to undertake assessment in the knowledge that information gathered will only be used for professional development purposes and can only be accessed by the RTO:|
|Overall Outcome Competent Not yet Competent|
For this assessment, you will need to perform the following tasks. These tasks will need to be completed and submitted in a professional, word processed, format. Each question must be 100 words minimum in length.
1. Discuss the basic human needs that we all have. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
|These are the basic human needs that every human being have:
1. Physical: Physical needs
3. Spiritual: Ceremonial observances
Formal and informal religious observance
Need for privacy
Need for an appropriate environment to reflect and / or participate in spiritual activities
Culturally appropriate spiritual support assists care recipients to express their unique spirituality in an open and non-judgemental environment by helping them to maintain important practices, beliefs and networks SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
4. Cultural: RECOGNISE AND RESPECT THE PERSON’S SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL DIFFERENCES:
In all cases when working in a community service or health environment you will need to consider and respect a person’s social, cultural and spiritual differences if you are going to work with them effectively
Ceremonial and festive observances
Dress and dietary observance
Need for continued interaction with cultural community It is then the care workers role to ensure that dignity is respected by giving them the privacy they require.
It is important that you ensure your work practices accommodate a client’s modesty and privacy according to cultural requirements.
Accept cultural and religious ceremonies and link in to them SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
Celebrate different cultures by sharing food from that culture or having cultural days
Get guest speakers to talk about different cultures
Learn a language (even a few words) to make people feel more welcome
5. Sexual: From the discussion above, it is clear that you should avoid imposing your own values and attitudes regarding sexuality on others, including your clients. Your own values may not be consistent with those of your client, and if you impose these conflicting values on your client this can cause them problems – including psychological harm. RECOGNISE, RESPECT AND ACCOMMODATE THE PERSON’S EXPRESSIONS OF IDENTITY AND SEXUALITY AS APPROPRIATE IN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR AGE OR STAGE OF LIFEA client’s circumstances may have a significant impact on their expression of identity and sexuality. Expression of identity and sexuality may include: SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
Access to assistive / protective devices
Love and affection
Need for privacy and discretion
2. Discuss the concept of self-actualisation.
|Maslow’s hierarchy reflects a linear pattern of growth depicted in a direct pyramidal order of ascension. Moreover, he states that self-actualizing individuals are able to resolve dichotomies such as that reflected in the ultimate contrary of free-will and determinism. He also contends that self-actualizers are highly creative, psychologically robust individuals. It is argued herein that a dialectical transcendence of ascension toward self-actualization better describes this type of self-actualization, and even the mentally ill, whose psychopathology correlates with creativity, have the capacity to self-actualize.SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
Maslow’s hierarchy is described as follows:
1. Physiological needs, such as needs for food, sleep and air.
2. Safety, or the needs for security and protection, especially those that emerge from social or political instability.
3. Belonging and love including, the needs of deficiency and selfish taking instead of giving, and unselfish love that is based upon growth rather than deficiency.
4. Needs for self-esteem, self-respect, and healthy, positive feelings derived from admiration.
5. And “being” needs concerning creative self-growth, engendered from fulfillment of potential and meaning in life.
3. Outline human development across the lifespan.
|Which stage of life is the most important? Some might claim that infancy is the key stage, when a baby’s brain is wide open to new experiences that will influence all the rest of its later life. Others might argue that it’s adolescence or young adulthood, when physical health is at its peak. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT Many cultures around the world value late adulthood more than any other, arguing that it is at this stage that the human being has finally acquired the wisdom necessary to guide others. Who is right? The truth of the matter is that every stage of life is equally significant and necessary for the welfare of humanity. In my book The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life, I’ve written that each stage of life has its own unique “gift” to contribute to the world. We need to value each one of these gifts if we are to truly support the deepest needs of human life. Here are what I call the twelve gifts of the human life cycle:
1. Prebirth: Potential – The child who has not yet been born could become anything – a Michaelangelo, a Shakespeare, a Martin Luther King – and thus holds for all of humanity the principle of what we all may yet become in our lives. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
2. Birth: Hope – When a child is born, it instills in its parents and other caregivers a sense of optimism; a sense that this new life may bring something new and special into the world. Hence, the newborn represents the sense of hope that we all nourish inside of ourselves to make the world a better place.
3. Infancy (Ages 0-3): Vitality – The infant is a vibrant and seemingly unlimited source of energy. Babies thus represent the inner dynamo of humanity, ever fueling the fires of the human life cycle with new channels of psychic power.
4. Early Childhood (Ages 3-6): Playfulness – When young children play, they recreate the world anew. They take what is and combine it with the what is possible to fashion events that have never been seen before in the history of the world. As such, they embody the principle of innovation and transformation that underlies every single creative act that has occurred in the course of civilization.
5. Middle Childhood (Ages 6-8): Imagination – In middle childhoood, the sense of an inner subjective self develops for the first time, and this self is alive with images taken in from the outer world, and brought up from the depths of the unconscious. This imagination serves as a source of creative inspiration in later life for artists, writers, scientists, and anyone else who finds their days and nights enriched for having nurtured a deep inner life. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
6. Late Childhood (Ages 9-11): Ingenuity – Older children have acquired a wide range of social and technical skills that enable them to come up with marvelous strategies and inventive solutions for dealing with the increasing pressures that society places on them. This principle of ingenuity lives on in that part of ourselves that ever seeks new ways to solve practical problems and cope with everyday responsibilities.
7. Adolescence (Ages 12-20): Passion – The biological event of puberty unleashes a powerful set of changes in the adolescent body that reflect themselves in a teenager’s sexual, emotional, cultural, and/or spiritual passion. Adolescence passion thus represents a significant touchstone for anyone who is seeking to reconnect with their deepest inner zeal for life.
8. Early Adulthood (Ages 20-35): Enterprise – It takes enterprise for young adults to accomplish their many responsibilities, including finding a home and mate, establishing a family or circle of friends, and/or getting a good job. This principle of enterprise thus serves us at any stage of life when we need to go out into the world and make our mark.SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
9. Midlife (Ages 35-50): Contemplation – After many years in young adulthood of following society’s scripts for creating a life, people in midlife often take a break from worldly responsibilities to reflect upon the deeper meaning of their lives, the better to forge ahead with new understanding. This element of contemplation represents an important resource that we can all draw upon to deepen and enrich our lives at any age.
10. Mature Adulthood (Ages 50-80): Benevolence – Those in mature adulthood have raised families, established themselves in their work life, and become contributors to the betterment of society through volunteerism, mentorships, and other forms of philanthropy. All of humanity benefits from their benevolence. Moreover, we all can learn from their example to give more of ourselves to others.
11. Late Adulthood (Age 80+): Wisdom – Those with long lives have acquired a rich repository of experiences that they can use to help guide others. Elders thus represent the source of wisdom that exists in each of us, helping us to avoid the mistakes of the past while reaping the benefits of life’s lessons.
12. Death & Dying: Life – Those in our lives who are dying, or who have died, teach us about the value of living. They remind us not to take our lives for granted, but to live each moment of life to its fullest, and to remember that our own small lives form of a part of a greater whole. 5 SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
4. Define each of the following:
a. Spiritual Wellbeing
b. Cultural Wellbeing
c. Financial Wellbeing
d. Career/occupation Well being SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
|a. An important part of respecting cultural and spiritual preferences is to provide your clients with information on the cultural and spiritual networks available to them. Networks may include:
Clergy / pastoral care providers
Veteran’s / war widow organisations
To be able to provide information to your clients on the cultural and spiritual networks available to them, it is important that you are aware of the cultural and spiritual networks available in your local community (including both existing and new, as they occur). As noted above, networking – that is, engaging – with other professionals in the community services and in related fields is important in this respect, as these networks will be able to provide you with valuable information on events and services which might be suitable for your clients. Also, as discussed, you may research suitable opportunities online and in local newspapers / magazines, etc. SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
b. Cultural issues may also be affecting your client’s ability to socialise and therefore may be impacting on their well-being. People in care often have limited ability to socialise due to illness or incapacitation but in some cases, there may be language barriers that can affect people. English may not be their first language and it is possible that they are isolated because of this. Of course, these two issues are not the only ones that can impact of mental and physical well-being. You should consider all aspects of the person if you notice a deterioration in SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT
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