Respond to critical situations

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 CHCYTH004, 'Respond to critical situations'.
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 specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Implement risk-minimisation strategies

1.1 Establish framework for dealing with potential crisis situations

1.2 Undertake timely risk assessment of potential crisis situation, with due consideration for the safety of young people and others

1.3 Identify, assess and implement a variety of possible strategies to minimise risk in accordance with organisational procedures

1.4 Recognise the possible causes of incidents and assess these for relevance to the safety and welfare of young people and the service environment

1.5 Seek and provide information on potential responses to the appropriate team members for action and support

1.6 Request assistance clearly and promptly

2. Maintain a safe environment for young people

2.1 Identify and routinely implement organisation’s policies, procedures and practices designed to maximise physical and emotional safety of young person

2.2 Maintain healthy and safe environment to minimise potential for harm

2.3 Ensure all legislative and ethical requirements are met by self and those who supervise

3. Prevent escalation of violent behaviour

3.1 Routinely monitor person’s behaviour pattern to ensure aggressive or abusive behaviour is minimised

3.2 Develop plan of care outlining ways to prevent, and respond to clients’ expressions of violence against self or others, communicate it to relevant personnel and implement the plan

3.3 Anticipate potential causes of conflict and harmful behaviour and respond in a manner that promotes calm and reassurance, to prevent escalation

3.4 Use procedure to protect clients from endangering themselves or others that are consistent with legal, ethical and organisation requirements, and safety considerations

3.5 Make appropriate judgements relating to physical restraint, based on balance of risk and safety of all

3.6 Provide assistance as necessary and appropriate to the situation

3.7 Complete relevant documentation, as required

4. Secure the safety of clients

4.1 Use calm, confident and assertive communication to establish positive personal interaction and exchange information

4.2 Provide information designed to promote positive decision-making based on the relationship between actions and consequences

4.3 Present information to all relevant individuals in a clear, accurate and comprehensive manner

4.4 Select response and action designed to minimise risk, prevent escalation and to preserve the safety and security of all involved

4.5 In responses and emergency action, give priority to the protection of individuals from severe harm

4.6 Ensure use of force for maintenance of safety complies with procedures and is applied with minimum force to establish control

4.7 Complete all necessary documentation in an accurate and timely manner