Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 HLTAHA021, 'Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets'.
Google Links
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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. Assist with basic nutrition risk screening

1.1 Confirm the client group for screening with a dietitian

1.2 Use the organisation’s established screening documentation to gather client information

1.3 Consult with other appropriate staff before conducting the screening

1.4 Explain the screening purpose and process to the client and seek feedback to determine their understanding

1.5 Conduct the screening using language appropriate to the client’s needs

1.6 Seek appropriate assistance if client participation issues arise

2. Use screening results to determine nutritional risk according to organisation protocol

2.1 Use screening results to determine level of risk for clients

2.2 Inform dietitian of at risk clients in a timely manner and according to organisation protocols

2.3 Implement re-screening

2.4 Complete screening forms and organise screening information

3. Provide nutrition support services for at risk clients under supervision of a dietitian and organisation protocol

3.1 Select appropriate nutrition support item or services

3.2 Implement nutrition intervention and communicate with food services

3.3 Prepare nutrition support item

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

4.1 Provide all assistance according to the instruction of dietitian and the individualised plan

4.2 Provide feedback to the dietitian regarding client progress

4.3 Seek client feedback about the tolerance of the nutrition support intervention and feedback to dietitian

4.4 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority or competence

4.5 Report client difficulties and concerns to the dietitian

4.6 Implement variations to the individualised plan under the direction of the dietitian

5. Clean and store materials and equipment

5.1 Use and clean any equipment according to manufacturer’s requirements

5.2 Store materials and equipment according to manufacturer’s requirements and organisation protocols

5.3 Report equipment problems or faults to appropriate person

6. Document client information

6.1 Use accepted protocols to report information in line with organisation requirements

6.2 Use appropriate terminology to document client response to screening

6.3 Maintain client records, according to organisation requirements