Select and advise on aromatic therapies

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 HLTARO009, 'Select and advise on aromatic therapies'.
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. Determine treatment strategy

1.1 Determine the treatment strategy, prognosis and therapeutic expectations according to the health condition, client needs and stage of life

1.2 Evaluate the impact of disease phase or stage on treatment selection

1.3 Consider treatment and advice provided by other health care professionals

1.4 Identify and respond to the need for further research in developing the treatment strategy

1.5 Select aromatic preparations and administration method based on individual case presentation

1.6 Take into account factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment for each essential oil and aromatic extract

1.7 Take into account possible treatment reactions for each essential oil and aromatic extracts and prescription

1.8 Take into account contra-indications for essential oils, aromatic extracts and prescription

2. Provide advice and resources to the client

2.1 Clearly explain treatment rationale and expectations

2.2 Provide clear instructions for taking aromatic preparations, and negotiate according to client needs

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

2.4 Negotiate the management of selected aromatic preparations in relation to any other current medicines

2.5 Obtain client consent for treatment

2.6 Request client to monitor responses to the aromatic preparationsand to contact practitioner as required

2.7 Clarify and agree responsibilities of practitioner and client within the treatment plan

2.8 Explain and agree treatment evaluation strategies

3. Complete treatment documentation

3.1 Document accurate details of aromatic preparations to be provided

3.2 Record details of treatment recommendations in client file

3.3 Record arrangements for treatment review according to clinic guidelines

4. Monitor and evaluate treatment

4.1 Evaluate client progress against agreed evaluation strategies

4.2 Adjust treatment based on evaluation of client progress in consultation with client

4.3 Identify areas for further research to support client outcomes