Work within a structured counselling framework

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 CHCCSL501A, 'Work within a structured counselling framework'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Work within a structured counselling framework' 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

1. Use a structured approach to counselling

1.1 Use initial session to gather information as a foundation for counselling process

1.2 Follow a structured approach to counselling work based on client needs and expectations

1.3 Explain counselling process to clarify client's understanding and expectation

2. Establish the nature of the helping relationship

2.1 Enable clients to understand the nature of the counselling service on offer

2.2 Clarify, confirm or modify clients' expectations of the counselling service

2.3 Identify any anxieties about the counselling process and explore with clients

2.4 Acknowledge and respect clients' immediate concerns

2.5 Clarify both expectations and commitment to the counselling relationship and confirm with clients

2.6 Identify indicators of client issues requiring referral and report or refer appropriately, in line with organisation requirements

2.7 Develop a plan for counselling and contract with client as required to address disclosure and organisation/service requirements

3. Confirm the appropriateness of the helping relationship

3.1 Ensure own level of skill and knowledge of counselling methods and resources are appropriate to meet client needs

3.2 Explore alternatives to the proposed relationship with clients where appropriate

3.3 Affirm significance of what the client says

3.4 Promote clients' understanding of what they have a right to expect from the service


Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCSL501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC51908 - Diploma of Relationship Education
  • CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC52108 - Diploma of Community Services (Financial counselling)
  • CHC50208 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs)
  • CHC51708 - Diploma of Counselling
  • CHC51808 - Diploma of Family Intake and Support Work
  • CHC51108 - Diploma of Children's Contact Services Work
  • CHC41108 - Certificate IV in Pastoral Care
  • CHC50708 - Diploma of Community Development
  • CHC50108 - Diploma of Disability
  • CHC50308 - Diploma of Community Services (Mental health)
  • CHC42408 - Certificate IV in Relationship Education
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT61107 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)