Source and prepare aromatherapy products

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 HLTARO002, 'Source and prepare aromatherapy products'.
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



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Recognise factors that affect chemistry and quality of aromatherapy products

1.1 Evaluate the chemistry and chemical processes that affect the properties and quality of aromatherapy products

1.2 Evaluate the impact of different production processes on the chemistry and quality of aromatic plant oils

2. Source product suppliers

2.1 Establish options for the supply of natural and manufactured aromatherapy products

2.2 Evaluate the quality of suppliers and their products based on standards used to indicate aromatic plant oil quality

2.3 Obtain products from authorised and reputable sources

3. Handle and store products

3.1 Determine storage requirements for different types of aromatherapy ingredients and products

3.2 Maintain ingredient and product integrity through correct handling and storage

3.3 Maintain stock levels according to clinic requirements

4. Prepare oil formulations for use in products

4.1 Establish form and quantity of products from order or treatment plan

4.2 Select and assemble ingredients according to order or client requirements

4.3 Select, check and prepare equipment for operational readiness

4.4 Follow procedures to prevent contamination of or by the product

4.5 Make accurate calculations for quantities and ratios

4.6 Blend ingredients according to aromatherapy methodology

5. Finalise product processes

5.1 Package and label correct quantities into suitable containers with clear and accurate labelling as per legal requirements

5.2 Provide accurate instructions for administration and care of products as required

5.3 Complete accurate documentation according to clinic guidelines and legal and workplace requirements