Plan a population health project

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 HLTPOP503C, 'Plan a population health project'.
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. Develop a process for overseeing plan development

1.1 Establish an advisory group representing stakeholders

1.2 Timetable advisory group feedback on each stage of the planning process

1.3 Incorporate feedback where appropriate

2. Confirm appropriateness of health issue that is being planned for

2.1 Identify burden of illness related to the health issue

2.2 Determine appropriateness of health issues being planned for on the basis of the way it fits with relevant policies and guidelines

2.3 Identify current related activities in relation to the issue

3. Select appropriate strategies to achieve goal(s)/objectives

3.1 Clearly identify program goal(s) and objectives

3.2 Identify strategies most likely to fulfil project goal(s) and objectives on the basis of available literature and suitability, effectiveness, reach and acceptability to stakeholders and target group

3.3 Ensure strategy activities are logically sequenced and are consistent with time frame and resources available

4. Plan evaluation

4.1 Select an evaluation design that is appropriate to the goal and objectives and resources available

4.2 Identify measures of project goal and objectives and develop protocols for their collection

4.3 Identify methods of monitoring and recording aspects of strategy implementation such as reach/exposure, acceptability/satisfaction and quality of materials

4.4 Outline proposed evaluation report purpose, format and content on the basis of consultation with stakeholders

5. Plan project budget

5.1 Identify costs of implementing strategy and evaluation and monitoring

5.2 Investigate and assess sources of project funding

5.3 Identify sources of personnel to meet the human resource requirements, taking into consideration their skills and knowledge base

5.4 Identify sources of non-human resources such as meeting rooms, information resources and training materials

6. Ensure resources required are prepared/ready for use

6.1 Develop or source resources for strategy implementation (e.g. protocols, training packages, written materials) and test to ensure acceptability and suitability to the needs of the target group

6.2 Brief staff or individuals involved in the project on the programme rationale, procedures and the role they will play and ensuring they develop the skills required for the fulfilment of that role

7. Develop a dissemination plan

7.1 Develop a plan for documenting and disseminating results to relevant stakeholders

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTPOP503C appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health