Provide brief interventions

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 CHCCCS014, 'Provide brief interventions'.
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



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess the person’s needs

1.1 Discuss and determine issues of concern and the person’s stage in the decision to change

1.2 Identify resources required to support the brief intervention

1.3 Identify and plan appropriate brief intervention strategies to match the person’s needs

2. Use brief intervention strategies

2.1 Raise awareness of the health issue with a person who is not contemplating change

2.2 Conduct brief motivational interview with a person who is contemplating change and match approach to stage of change

2.3 Support the person who expresses motivation to change in exploring choices, setting goals and identifying relapse prevention strategies

2.4 Take opportunities to support and encourage a person who has made a change

2.5 Identify current needs and sources of assistance, and give support as appropriate for a person who has lapsed or relapsed into prior behaviour

3. Monitor brief intervention activities

3.1 Keep notes in the person’s file in accordance with organisation policies and procedures, recording the person’s stage of decision-making on each occasion

3.2 Maintain confidentiality and security of information

3.3 Regularly review the person’s progress or outcomes, adjust approaches or make referrals according to their needs

3.4 Discuss outcomes with the person in an appropriate manner