Provide brief intervention

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CHCCS403B, 'Provide brief intervention'.
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. Explain what brief intervention is and how it can be effectively used

1.1 Define features of brief interventions and give examples

1.2 Explain reasons for using brief interventions, who can use them and when they may be appropriate

1.3 Describe stages of behaviour change model, including elements of pre-contemplation, contemplation, action and maintenance

1.4 Describe step by step process for undertaking brief interventions

2. Assess a client's need for intervention and the type of brief intervention required

2.1 Assess client's need for intervention

2.2 Elicit issue/s of concern and determine client's stage in his/her decision to change

2.3 Identify resources required to support the brief intervention

2.4 Identify and plan appropriate brief intervention strategies to match client need

3. Practise and use brief intervention strategies which match a client's stage of change

3.1 Raise awareness of the health issue with a client who is not contemplating change

3.2 Conduct brief motivational interview with a client who is contemplating change

3.3 Support client who expresses motivation to change in exploring choices, setting goals and identifying relapse prevention strategies

3.4 Take opportunities to support and encourage a client who has made a change

3.5 For a client who has lapsed or relapsed into prior behaviour, identify current needs and sources of assistance, and give support as appropriate

4. Monitor brief intervention activities

4.1 Keep notes are kept in the client's file in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

4.2 Ensure client's file notes include the client's stage of decision-making on each occasion

4.3 Maintain confidentiality and security of information

4.4 Regularly review client's progress or outcomes

4.5 Discuss outcomes with the client in an appropriate manner

4.6 Discuss the use of brief intervention as a public health strategy with others in the organisation within the context of service evaluation procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCS403B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC51708 - Diploma of Counselling
  • CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health
  • HLT32307 - Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT32207 - Certificate III in Population Health
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)