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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Elements define the essential outcomes
  2. Communicate with clients and co-workers
  3. Address communication needs
  4. Facilitate meetings

Performance Evidence

The candidate 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 demonstrated evidence that the candidate has:

obtained feedback from 3 clients or colleagues on effectiveness of communication and responded appropriately

prepared 3 types of written correspondence in accordance with organisation communication protocols

facilitated resolution of 1 difficult situation with a client, colleague or service provider

facilitated 1 meeting around a workplace issue

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

organisation communication policies and protocols

different communication styles and techniques, and how they impact on interpersonal communication, including:

strategies for effective interpersonal communication

person centred and rights based approaches

cross-cultural communication protocols

non-verbal communication cues

group processes and dynamics

motivational interviewing versus coercive approach

collaboration versus confrontation

communication strategies to:

build and maintain relationships and trust

facilitate workplace meetings

negotiate for optimal outcomes

deliver business presentations

address barriers

solve problems and resolve conflict

types of interpretation and translation services specific to the client group, and how to access them

factors that commonly contribute to the development of communication barriers including high emotions, mistrust or misunderstandings

professional relationship boundaries

digital media and use in community services and health sector, including:



social media

podcast and videos

tablets and applications

newsletters and broadcasts


written correspondence protocols and style guides, including letters, emails, minutes, case notes, reports