Provide therapeutic aromatherapy treatments

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 HLTARO004, 'Provide therapeutic aromatherapy treatments'.
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. Prepare client for treatment

1.1 Interpret treatment plan and clearly outline how the treatment will be provided and managed

1.2 Explain factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment

1.3 Inform the client of possible physical or emotional reactions during and following a session and the appropriate course of action to take

1.4 Follow established protocols to physically prepare the client for treatment

1.5 Confirm client consent for treatment

2. Prepare treatment oils and equipment

2.1 Select oils and ingredients based on assessment indications and treatment plan

2.2 Blend and prepare oils to suit the treatment and its mode of administration

2.3 Select and safely set up equipment according to treatment requirements

3. Administer aromatherapy treatments

3.1 Follow established aromatherapy treatment sequences and techniques using prepared oils and products

3.2 Use the condition and response of the client as a continual feedback to the initial assessment

3.3 Position client to optimise their comfort while allowing for optimum application of techniques

3.4 Maintain client dignity through use of draping where required

3.5 Maintain postures that ensure a controlled distribution of body weight

3.6 Maintain client-focused attention throughout the treatment session

3.7 Recognise reactions to treatment and respond promptly if necessary

4. Provide advice and resources to the client

4.1 Provide clear information on therapeutic techniques being used, their therapeutic benefits and the underpinning philosophy

4.2 Educate client in relevant and practical techniques that support the treatment plan

4.3 Answer client queries with clarity, using appropriate language

4.4 Use honesty and integrity when explaining treatment plans, schedules and recommendations to the client

4.5 Promote client independence and responsibility in treatment when appropriate

4.6 Accurately document treatment provided and recommendations made to client