Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 HLTPOP016, 'Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

The Performance Criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the Element.

1. Assess needs of clients who are nicotine dependent

1.1 Obtain client history to determine smoking habits in accordance with organisation policy and procedure

1.2 Assess nicotine dependence using a validated method

1.3 Determine smoking cessation treatment based on assessment of client’s level of nicotine dependence, stage of change, client history and personal circumstances and background

1.4 Maintain client records professionally and accurately

1.5 Maintain client confidentiality in all interactions

2. Implement interventions

2.1 Match intervention to client’s personal circumstances and preferences, including relevant health issues, level of dependence and behavioural triggers

2.2 Conduct brief intervention with client according to client needs

2.3 Use motivational interviewing techniques to increase client’s motivation to quit

2.4 Provide intensive counselling according to client’s individual needs, circumstances and background

2.5 Identify clients requiring referral to other health professional or agency and action

3. Assist clients in accessing pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation

3.1 Provide client with information about pharmacotherapies, their benefits and contraindications

3.2 Determine suitability of pharmacotherapies for client

3.3 Provide referral to a medical practitioner for pharmacotherapies

3.4 Determine options for optimal combination of smoking cessation therapies with client

4. Monitor client’s progress

4.1 Arrange and conduct client follow-up

4.2 Assess client’s progress against goals set and interventions conducted and then provide feedback

4.3 Assess risk of relapse

4.4 Provide behavioural interventions and/or pharmacological advice

4.5 Identify clients requiring referral to other health professional or agency and action

5. Ensure high standards of professionalism and continuing professional development

5.1 Maintain knowledge of smoking cessation therapies

5.2 Undertake assessment of work to identify opportunities for improvement and/or development

5.3 Research developments in smoking cessation practices and apply to improve own practice

5.4 Maintain ongoing personal professional development and training in smoking cessation