Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

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 CHCPWK001, 'Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector'.
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. Identify the context of mental health peer work

1.1 Access, review and use contemporary and emergent literature on mental health peer work and practices

1.2 Apply awareness of the historical context of peer work

1.3 Consider changing social, political, cultural and economic context in all peer work

1.4 Define peer work role and structures in a range of mental health services

1.5 Identify a range of mental health consumer and carer networks relevant to peer work

1.6 Apply knowledge of the consumer and carer movements

2. Apply the values and central philosophies of mental health peer work

2.1 Identify own values and how these may influence/impact peer work

2.2 Identify the organisation’s peer work philosophies and how this impacts on own approach to peer work

2.3 Apply access and equity principles in peer work

2.4 Communicate with consumers and others in ways that support the values and philosophies of peer work

2.5 Maintain confidentiality of information and explain limits of confidentiality to others

3. Identify and use mental health service options

3.1 Access the range of support services provided by consumer peers and carer peers

3.2 Use information about mental health systems and the range of service options available to support the recovery process