Provide guidance and counsel

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 CSCOFM018, 'Provide guidance and counsel'.
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 describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Encourage awareness of behaviour

1.1 Provide relevant information designed to develop awareness and understanding.

1.2 Encourage the individual to identify the consequences to self and others

1.3 Constructively address unacceptable attitudes and behaviour and negotiate changes.

2. Encourage personal responsibility

2.1 Encourage the individual to determine realistic and achievable individual goals.

2.2 Identify barriers to behaviour and attitude change and support positive approach.

2.3 Assess levels of motivation and commitment and encourage positive elements.

2.4 Identify realistic options for change, assess them for contribution to achieving goals and select options in consultation with the individual.

2.5 Monitor progress against agreed objectives, timetable and achievements and give positive encouragement.

2.6 Assist individual to monitor own progress and response to setbacks and relapses.

3. Promote selfmanagement

3.1 Support individual in identifying the sources and effects of personal difficulties.

3.2 Help individual to identify patterns of behaviour that may be contributing to identified problems.

3.3 Provide the individual with support in identifying and implementing positive alternative behaviours.

3.4 Provide feedback to enable further awareness of the effects of behaviour.

3.5 Provide positive reinforcement of acceptable behaviour and acknowledge progress towards change when indicated.

3.6 Identify and assess resources required to provide support, for their effectiveness and suitability.

3.7 Identify personal development and training opportunities designed to promote behaviour change and encourage participation.

4. Manage conflict and negative responses

4.1 Give clear and accurate feedback regarding behaviour and its effects and implications.

4.2 Set clear and reasonable boundaries for behaviour and seek agreement on them.

4.3 Develop and use a range of strategies to manage effective interactions.