Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

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 HLTCOM406C, 'Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate'.
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. Formulate a referral plan for client requiring further treatment

1.1 Determine need for referral to other health care professionals services

1.2 Communicate need for referral to the client

1.3 Consider the financial aspects of complementary health care

1.4 Ensure referral occurs with permission/consent of client and within confidentiality/privacy standards

2. Interact with other health care professionals

2.1 Identify a range of complementary health care professionals and services

2.2 Consult Complementary health care professionals and support services to determine the most appropriate source for referral

2.3 Relate effectively and knowledgeably with other health care professionals

3. Arrange a referral to an appropriate source for clients with specific needs

3.1 Contact the health care professional and/or service to whom clients are to be referred

3.2 Arrange transfer of copies ofclient records to the appropriate referral source

3.3 Include the client in referral communications and provided with written referrals

3.4 Brief the appropriate health professional/service is on reason for referral

3.5 Answer queries regarding the referral

3.6 Provide assistance to other health care professionals/services as required

3.7 Record referrals in case notes

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTCOM406C appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT60107 - Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
  • HLT60707 - Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda
  • HLT40307 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
  • HLT42807 - Certificate IV in Kinesiology
  • HLT60607 - Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy
  • HLT50207 - Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • HLT51707 - Diploma of Reflexology
  • HLT41207 - Certificate IV in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation
  • HLT61007 - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine
  • HLT60507 - Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • HLT43107 - Certificate IV in Defence Health Care
  • HLT42707 - Certificate IV in Aromatherapy
  • HLT50107 - Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na)