Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

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 CHCPWK003, 'Apply lived experience in mental health peer work'.
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. Clarify organisation context for using lived experience

1.1 Confirm organisation’s expectations of the use of lived experience in the course of peer work

1.2 Apply organisation policy and guidelines in relation to using lived experience in peer work, especially in relation to safe disclosure and public disclosure

1.3 Determine the extent and the types of stories to be shared from own lived experience

2. Determine boundaries of sharing lived experience and prepare aspects of consumer/carer’s story

2.1 Establish appropriate personal boundaries and guidelines

2.2 Apply varied levels of sharing in relation to lived experience

2.3 Evaluate and select options in framing stories for different purposes

2.4 Consider privacy in developing parameters of stories to be told or written

2.5 Obtain clear and consent from others before including them in any story

2.6 Review impact of sharing lived experience and make determination to proceed or vary level of disclosure

2.7 Seek input from experienced peers about ways to effectively use lived experience in peer work

3. Use lived experience to establish role in peer work

3.1 Ensure sharing is positive, purposeful and within the philosophical framework of peer ethics, values, role definition and organisation requirements

3.2 Recognise and address the potential impacts and implications of sharing aspects of own personal story on consumers, carers, other staff and upon the organisation

3.3 Recognise sharing of own personal story is one component of job role

4. Maintain a safe working relationship in relation to lived experience in peer work

4.1 Engage in debriefing and peer supervision according to identified needs

4.2 Recognise and take action to attend to own vulnerabilities associated with use of lived experience in peer work

4.3 Recognise and take action to attend to own vulnerabilities associated with vicarious trauma

5. Utilise responsible self-care strategies

5.1 Apply strategies to address personal physical and emotional needs

5.2 Maintain a positive work life balance and personal wellness plan

5.3 Negotiate reasonable adjustments in the workplace to meet own self-care requirements