Engage in community health research

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 HLTAHW061, 'Engage in community health research'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Engage in community health research' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com 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. Determine ownership of research material

1.1 Identify and record the purpose and scope of researching community health needs

1.2 Consult key people to clarify the purpose and outcome of the research

1.3 Obtain permission from the community to undertake the research

1.4 Review and note funding policy and/or organisational guidelines regarding ownership

1.5 Negotiate ownership of research data and documents as required

1.6 Acknowledge ownership on documents, as required by funding, policy and/or organisational guidelines

2. Determine research methodology using community processes

2.1 Identify and discuss with community representatives any requirements relating to research outcomes

2.2 Identify key people and processes for effective community consultation in line with participatory action research principles

2.3 Identify and develop required information-gathering tools

2.4 Incorporate evaluation processes throughout research/consultation processes

2.5 Ensure methodology maintains community and individual confidentiality

3. Conduct research

3.1 Develop and implement action plans in line with agreed research methodology

3.2 Communicate with community in culturally appropriate and safe ways to gather relevant information

3.3 Record information gathered in line with organisation and community guidelines

3.4 Analyse information in accordance with scope and purpose of research

3.5 Evaluate research methodology in consultation with key people

4. Finalise research

4.1 Identify recommendations for action in line with community and organisation requirements

4.2 Complete report and discuss findings with community representatives

4.3 Refer report to agencies and stakeholders impacted by recommendations

4.4 Liaise with agencies to facilitate understanding and action in relation to report findings