Assess client's physical well being

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 HLTAHW401B, 'Assess client's physical well being'.
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



1. Initiate health assessment

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

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

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

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

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

1.6 Initiate clinical tests in response to a range of triggers in line with organisation policies and in agreement with the client

1.7 Initiate health assessment in line with organisation policies and procedures

2. Undertake client observation and clinical tests

2.1 Consider range of factors that may impact on client health when undertaking clinical assessment

2.2 Undertake specified clinical assessments using structured methods supported by a depth of knowledge and experience

2.3 Ensure client observations and conduct of clinical tests are underpinned by standard protocols

2.4 Conduct clinical assessment in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and occupational health and safety requirements

2.5 Use medical equipment effectively and maintain in accordance with organisation policies and manufacturer's guidelines/ specification

2.6 Measure vital signs and identify significant variation from normal

2.7 Use correct procedures to collect and send specimens for pathology testing, in line with standard clinical protocols, organisation procedures and universal precautions

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

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

3. Assess client's physical health

3.1 Accurately identify a range of signs and symptoms of health conditions through health assessment methods in line with standard protocols

3.2 Identify non-clinical factors potentially responsible for significant variations from normal and make repeat assessments

3.3 Recognise signs/symptoms of potentially serious underlying conditions and refer to senior health staff for advice

4. Clarify health assessment findings

4.1 Clearly describe health assessment findings and interpret their significance in the context of the holistic health of the client

4.2 Consult other team members to check / confirm interpretation and to clarify implications and significance of findings

4.3 Identify any significant variations from normal on the basis of health assessment data

4.4 Seek assistance when findings are unclear or outside limits of own authority

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

5. Summarise and present findings

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

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

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

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

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

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

5.7 Check client understanding of information through appropriate questioning

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

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTAHW401B appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT43907 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)