Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCAC417A, 'Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for an assessment of the risk of falls

1.1 Confirm assessment requirements with supervisor or relevant health professional

1.2 Identify assessment requirements outside scope of roles and responsibilities and report to supervisor or relevant health professional

1.3 Work with the older person and their carer to establish their involvement in the assessment and further actions

1.4 Provide information to clarify own role, responsibilities and accountability

1.5 Provide information to clarify the assessment process, information that will be obtained and stored

1.6 Provide information to clarify relevant others who might see the assessment results

1.7 Communicate in a supportive and encouraging manner that is respectful of the older person and their carer's level of understanding and cultural background

1.8 Obtain the older person's informed consent to the assessment process

2. Conduct an assessment of the risk of falls

2.1 Conduct assessment in a manner respectful of the older person's privacy, dignity, wishes and beliefs

2.2 Determine the older person's concerns about falling

2.3 Determine how the older person has coped with any previous fall/s

2.4 Identify and explore factors in the older person's lifestyle that might affect their level of risk

2.5 Determine the older person's physical indicators of risk of falls using appropriate tools and methodologies

2.6 Conduct the assessment in a manner that minimises unnecessary discomfort to the older person

2.7 Conduct the assessment in a manner that maximises the participation of the older person

2.8 In collaboration with supervisor and/or or relevant health professional, determine any condition/s that the older person has that might affect their level of risk

2.9 Where appropriate, use the support of carers during the assessment process

2.10 In collaboration with supervisor and/or or relevant health professional, determine the older person's risk factors based on measurements and findings

2.11 Identify the older person's needs, issues and concerns outside scope of practice and refer to appropriate supervisor and health professional

3. Implement fall minimisation strategies

3.1 Identify and explain options to minimise the risk of falls

3.2 Work with the older person and their carers to identify strategies that are consistent with their safety needs, priorities and specific requirements

3.3 Implement strategies in a safe and effective manner

3.4 Implement strategies in a manner that minimises the older person's discomfort

3.5 Where appropriate, provide support to the carer to contribute to the strategy

4. Monitor fall minimisation strategies

4.1 Monitor the effects of the strategies on the older person

4.2 Identify indicators of increased risk

4.3 Identify when strategies are not having the desired result and identify possible reasons for this

4.4 Reassess and identify more appropriate strategies

4.5 Work with the older person and their carers to assess the outcomes of falls minimisation strategies and discuss with supervisor and/or or relevant health professional

5. Complete documentation

5.1 Comply with the organisation's reporting requirements

5.2 Complete documentation according to organisation policy and protocols

5.3 Maintain documentation in a manner consistent with reporting requirements

5.4 File documentation organisation policy and protocols

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCAC417A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40108 - Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • CHC40208 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
  • CHC52008 - Diploma of Community Services (Case management)
  • CHC40308 - Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC50508 - Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • CHC52208 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC42508 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Information, advice and referral)
  • CHC30208 - Certificate III in Aged Care

And the skillsets: