Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

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 HLTENN001, 'Practise nursing within the Australian health care system'.
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. Apply principles and knowledge of nursing practice to work in a health care system.

1.1 Apply principles of primary health care and the wellness principles to own work role.

1.2 Identify and access appropriate agencies to facilitate positive health outcomes.

1.3 Take into account socio-cultural and social influences and factors that impact health and illness.

1.4 Apply knowledge of political and economic impacts on health care delivery.

1.5 Apply knowledge of non-western approaches to health care, and their place in contemporary nursing practice.

1.6 Apply strategies within own work role to maintain standards of care within the contemporary health care system.

1.7 Maintain knowledge of current health issues impacting clinical practice and health policy development.

2. Identify and discuss funding sources for health care in Australia.

2.1 Access and interpret information to increase own awareness of appropriate sources of funding for health care services.

2.2 Discuss information on health care service funding sources and health-related insurances with the person, family or carer.

3. Identify and respond to factors and issues affecting health in Australia.

3.1 Identify factors that may affect health for a range of people and groups.

3.2 Recognise risk factors and social circumstances applying to the health of people, and refer the person to appropriate health professionals.

3.3 Identify existing health services that support current health issues facing people in Australia.

3.4 Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of available community health promotional strategies.

3.5 Promote understanding of the person’s emotional and social wellbeing.

4. Work in the context of professional nursing practice.

4.1 Describe the historical development and current perspectives of the nursing profession.

4.2 Maintain current knowledge of nursing theorists, and incorporate theoretical concepts related to nursing care into nursing practice.

4.3 Describe the role of relevant professional nursing bodies.

4.4 Work within the principles and parameters of nursing practice.

4.5 Follow organisation procedures that comply with audit and accreditation processes.

4.6 Apply jurisdictional requirements relating to Scope of Practice Framework.

4.7 Adapt to different requirements of the role of the enrolled nurse within health care environments.

5. Contribute to professional work team.

5.1 Establish collaborative relationships in the delivery of health care in accordance with the role of the enrolled nurse, working with the registered nurse and other health care professionals.

5.2 Examine and document reflective nursing practice.

5.3 Contribute to achieving effective team work and supportive group dynamics when working in interdisciplinary team.