Provide systems advocacy services

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 CHCADV005, 'Provide systems advocacy services'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Provide systems advocacy services' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria specify the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Obtain, analyse and document information

1.1 Research information about particular issues relating to client rights and interests and document accordingly

1.2 Conduct consultations with colleagues, clients, carers and other stakeholders to identify and define issues of concern

1.3 Collate information into appropriate format for communicating with, and distributing to, relevant agencies and stakeholders

2. Work with stakeholders to develop strategies to address identified needs

2.1 Develop and maintain close working relationships and networks with relevant stakeholders

2.2 Organise formal meetings, working groups and other activities to develop policy statements, action plans, strategies, projects and programs to address identified needs

2.3 Document appropriate, relevant and agreed plans to address needs identified with stakeholder organisations

3. Advocate for and facilitate the implementation of strategies developed to address the rights and interests of clients

3.1 Prepare submissions for resources to implement identified strategies, projects and action plans

3.2 Where appropriate, contribute to relevant government policy development

3.3 Work with consumers and other stakeholders to implement relevant projects and action plans

3.4 Pursue opportunities and provide comments on policy documents, legislation, project plans and other relevant documents relating to client rights and interests

4. Contribute to service improvements

4.1 Gather feedback from key stakeholders on access, effectiveness of services, satisfaction, service gaps and areas for improvement

4.2 Consult with stakeholders to identify culturally appropriate systems and services, and compare to current practices

4.3 Respond appropriately to breaches of rights in service delivery in line with organisation and legal complaints processes

4.4 Provide information about identified needs, possible improvements and recommendations for change to organisation and other relevant parties

4.5 Provide progress and other reports and feedback to key people according to organisation requirements

5. Advocate to improve coordination between services

5.1 Develop working relationships with other services and community groups to promote and advocate improved linkages and service coordination

5.2 Identify and develop appropriate strategic alliances and partnerships

5.3 Proactively participate in decision making forums, committees, working groups and other strategic opportunities to advocate for improved service provision

5.4 Collaboratively develop strategies that incorporate priorities of each organisation and address any barriers or areas of conflict

5.5 Collaboratively work to develop, implement and evaluate a framework for change

6. Evaluate outcomes

6.1 Review advocacy outcome in line with organisation and stakeholder objectives

6.2 Identify lessons learned and areas requiring change

6.3 Identify opportunities for continued improvement and additional strategies