Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

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 CHCDIS001, 'Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach'.
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 outcome


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

1. Contribute to skills assessment

1.1 Observe the person’s skills and competencies in a manner that respects the rights of the person

1.2 Support the engagement of family and/or carers and/or relevant other in the skills assessment

1.3 Record all observations accurately and objectively in consultation with supervisor and using terms that can be clearly understood

1.4 Provide feedback to supervisor about any changes in the person’s demonstration of skills in different environments and any changes in the person’s status likely to impact on skills development

2. Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan

2.1 Encourage the person with disability to engage as actively as possible in all activities and provide them with information, skills and support to do so

2.2 Interpret and follow skills development strategies identified in the individual plan

2.3 Encourage and assist the person to identify personal strengths and personal goals for ongoing skill development

2.4 Provide support for the person to identify resources to complement strengths

2.5 Provide positive support to mobilise strengths and to encourage ongoing development and application of skills for personal development

2.6 Provide constructive feedback to the person in an appropriate and respectful way

2.7 Discuss any difficulties experienced in implementing skills development activities with the person or relevant others

2.8 Monitor strategies to determine effectiveness and level of engagement in activities in consultation with supervisor

3. Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development

3.1 Provide encouragement in real-life situations that can act as potential informal or incidental learning opportunities

3.2 Use positive approaches and strategies to promote enjoyment and maximise engagement

3.3 Withdraw support to an appropriate level to encourage experiential learning in consultation with supervisor

4.Complete documentation

4.1 Comply with the organisation's reporting requirements

4.2 Maintain documentation according to organisation’s requirements