Work with Elders in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

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 HLTAHW014, 'Work with Elders in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work with Elders in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Promote healthy lifestyle practices for Elders

1.1 Identify strategies that support Elders to adopt healthy lifestyle practices

1.2 Promote social, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of Elders in the community

1.3 Respect, recognise and accommodate Elders’ interests and life activities when delivering services

1.4 Assist Elders to maintain social, cultural and spiritual connectedness with their community

2. Provide information to Elders on changes associated with ageing

2.1 Identify common problems associated with ageing and in particular for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background

2.2 Provide information on physical changes associated with ageing

2.3 Assist Elders to recognise impact that changes associated with ageing may have on daily activities

2.4 Communicate situations of risk or potential risk associated with ageing

3. Support the rights and interests of Elders

3.1 Encourage and support the Elder and/or their advocate(s) to be aware of their rights and responsibilities

3.2 Conduct work in a way that demonstrates a commitment to access and equity principles

3.3 Adopt strategies to empower the Elder and/or their advocate(s) in regard to their service requirements

3.4 Provide information to the Elder and/or their advocate(s) to facilitate choice in their decision-making

3.5 Recognise and report to appropriate person when an Elder’s rights are not being upheld

3.6 Provide information to the Elder and/or their advocate(s) regarding mechanisms for lodging complaints

3.7 Identify indicators of Elder abuse and respond appropriately in line with organisation policies and procedures

4. Support Elders who are experiencing loss and grief

4.1 Recognise signs that the Elder is experiencing grief and report to appropriate person

4.2 Use culturally appropriate and safe communication strategies when an Elder is expressing their fears and other emotions associated with loss and grief

4.3 Provide the Elder and/or their support network with information regarding relevant support services as required

4.4 Provide ongoing support and follow-up for the Elder

4.5 Recognise and seek appropriate assistance when debriefing services are required