Undertake basic health assessments

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 HLTAHW304B, 'Undertake basic health assessments'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake basic health assessments' 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



1. Obtain client information

1.1 Seek to establish a relationship of trust with the client, through active promotion of and strict adherence to confidentiality

1.2 Obtain an accurate history from the client, using available information from verbal, written and non-verbal sources

1.3 Seek health related information from the client, their family and/or carer(s) and relevant community members

1.4 Consult relevant allied professionals and available documentation in relation to the health of the client

1.5 Identify self-management issues and assess and record these for clients with chronic conditions

2. Undertake basic physical examination

2.1 Obtain permission from the client to conduct physical examination

2.2 Consider and respect Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community values, beliefs and gender roles when undertaking physical examination

2.3 Measure vital signs and identify significant variation from normal

2.4 Undertake physical examinations in line with organisation procedures and protocols

2.5 Conduct physical examinations in accordance with standard infection control and occupational health and safety requirements

2.6 Identify non-clinical factors potentially responsible for any significant variation from normal and make repeat assessments, if required

2.7 Use, maintain and regularly clean medical equipment in accordance with generic OH&S and Infection Control guidelines and organisation policies

2.8 Provide clients with information about each examination/test to be undertaken and the rationale for its use

3. Summarise and present findings

3.1 Accurately document client history and examination findings in the client's file in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3.2 Present client history and findings of physical examination as determined by organisation policies and procedures

3.3 Identify common uncomplicated health conditions based on history, physical examination and available information about presenting problem

3.4 Promptly refer to senior health staff for advice about serious or potentially serious health problems as determined in organisation protocols

3.5 Provide client with information about findings of physical examination in line with organisation policies and procedures

3.6 Provide client with information relevant to promoting and maintaining health in a way they understand readily

3.7 Check client understanding of information through appropriate questioning

3.8 Provide health information to the client in appropriate language, supported by visual and other aids as required

3.9 Support clients to take a self-care approach to health in line with individual needs and organisation and community requirements

3.10 Identify issues requiring mandatory notification and report to supervisor and/or an appropriate authority

3.11 Report notifiable diseases identified to supervisor and/or an appropriate authority in line with jurisdictional requirements

3.12 Identify key barriers to management or self-management of chronic diseases as clarified with client, family and carer

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTAHW304B appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT33207 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care