Assist clients to develop parenting arrangements

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 CHCFAM007, 'Assist clients to develop parenting arrangements'.
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 current parenting practices

1.1 Analyse client information and identify areas for parents to address in the development of parenting arrangements

1.2 Conduct risk assessment for the protection and safety of all parties according to organisation procedures

1.3 Recognise areas of significant distress or disorder and make referrals according to individual needs

1.4 Integrate family of origin issues and kinship dynamics into assessment

1.5 Use communication skills to manage overt conflict and open hostility between parties to support successful negotiation

1.6 Analyse the broader needs of the family to ensure expectations of parenting arrangements are realistic and achievable

1.7 Proactively engage in self-reflection and take steps to ensure own values do not impact on decision-making

2. Assist clients to agree on outcomes for parenting arrangements

2.1 Clearly explain the requirements and processes under the Family Law Act for the preparation of parenting arrangements

2.2 Inform clients of their rights and responsibilities in relation to establishing parenting arrangements

2.3 Encourage parents to consider the expressed needs of the child and/or young personwhen developing parenting arrangements

2.4 Establish and implement systems that will monitor and review parenting arrangements

2.5 Prepare parenting arrangements within the framework of child focused practice

3. Monitor parenting arrangements

3.1 Set review timeframes for established parenting arrangements in collaboration with all parties

3.2 Assist clients to review arrangements regularly and to negotiate modifications or new arrangements based on experience and effectiveness of current arrangements

3.3 Identify and manage any issues that may arise as a result of revised parenting arrangements

3.4 Reflect on and use learning from individual client situations to inform practice improvements