Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

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 HLTHSS003, 'Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting'.
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 specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to clean safely

1.1 Use personal protective equipment in accordance with workplace requirements

1.2 Check and set up cleaning equipment in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and organisation procedures

1.3 Select suitable cleaning agents and measure and prepare in accordance with manufacturer safety guidelines and organisation procedures

1.4 Barricade work site and install appropriate signs to isolate area being cleaned

2. Clean and maintain surfaces in clinical areas

2.1 Identify surface type and texture and select suitable cleaning equipment, agent and method/s

2.2 Remove dirt, soil, stains and spillages from surfaces and clean and dry in accordance with organisation procedures

3. Ensure maintenance of cleaning standards

3.1 Maintain wet areas in an odour, soil and hazard free condition

3.2 Clean unit or location to achieve a low bacteria condition as required by organisation

3.3 Ensure surfaces and areas are regularly cleaned in accordance with the organisation established cleaning schedules and routines

3.4 Follow all infection control procedures to minimise cross-contamination

4. Manage waste

4.1 Assess all waste for health and safety risks and handle in accordance with relevant organisation and workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements

4.2 Remove waste promptly according to established procedures to maintain a clean and tidy area and avoid build-up of unpleasant odours

4.3 Spot clean waste receptacles and surrounds and replace soiled liners to minimise build-up of odour and to maintain a soiled-free appearance

5. Store equipment and cleaning agents safely

5.1 Clean and dry equipment before storage

5.2 Store cleaning agents in accordance with manufacturer instructions and organisation policy