Reflect and improve upon counselling skills

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 CHCCSL509A, 'Reflect and improve upon counselling skills'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Reflect and improve upon counselling skills' 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. Reflect upon own counselling skills and practice

1.1 Undertake self-evaluation in conjunction with supervisors and/or peers

1.2 Give and receive open and evaluative feedback to and from co-workers

1.3 Actively seek feedback and accept it non defensively

2. Ensure continuing self-support and supervision

2.1 Seek specialist supervision and advice / further training where the need is identified

2.2 Observe agency guidelines in relation to professional development

2.3 Appraise current industry developments and apply to improve practice

2.4 Regularly participate in a review mechanism as evidence of commitment to upgrading skills and knowledge

2.5 Evaluate current and likely future needs and take action to keep abreast of evolving trends

2.6 Devise, implement and regularly review a self development plan that sets realistic goals and targets

2.7 Develop and maintain awareness of own needs and areas of vulnerability in counselling work and use appropriate means of self-protection

3. Operate within an agreed ethical code of practice/ethics

3.1 Assess own practice against identified objectives or code of ethics, using a range of valid evidence

3.2 Recognise and address the effect of values, beliefs and behaviour in work with clients

3.3 Establish realistic goals and targets for self development


Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCSL509A appears in the following qualifications:

  • 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
  • CHC50108 - Diploma of Disability
  • CHC50308 - Diploma of Community Services (Mental health)
  • 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)