Provide Shiatsu therapy treatments

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 HLTSHU006, 'Provide Shiatsu therapy treatments'.
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. Prepare client for treatment

1.1 Interpret treatment plans and clearly outline how the treatment will be provided and managed

1.2 Explain factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment

1.3 Inform and advise client about possible physical or emotional reactions during and following a session

1.4 Follow established protocols to physically prepare the client for treatment

1.5 Confirm client consent for treatment

2. Build fundamental Shiatsu principles into treatment

2.1 Ensure sensitivity to ki palpation

2.2 Explore and recognise connection to hara

2.3 Explore and develop energetic relationship between therapist and client

2.4 Maintain client-focused attention throughout the treatment session

3. Use Shiatsu techniques

3.1 Regulate the circulation of ki

3.2 Apply manual perpendicular pressure directed from the hara to the body

3.3 Use appropriate levels of pressure

3.4 Maintain therapist postures that ensure a controlled distribution of body weight

4. Follow Shiatsu sequences

4.1 Determine treatment sequence, location and degree of pressure according to assessment indications

4.2 Select and adhere to specific Shiatsu sequences according to the Shiatsu style being used

5. Work with client during treatment

5.1 Use the condition and response of the client as a continual feedback to the initial assessment

5.2 Incorporate contact with all major body regions within a reasonable time frame

5.3 Position client to optimise their comfort and support while allowing for optimum application of techniques

5.4 Recognise reactions to treatment and respond promptly according to clients needs

6. Provide advice and resources to the client

6.1 Educate client in relevant and practical techniques that support the treatment plan

6.2 Answer client queries with clarity, using language the client understands

6.3 Use honesty and integrity when explaining treatment plans, schedules and recommendations to the client

6.4 Promote client independence and responsibility in treatment

6.5 Discuss and agree on evaluation strategies

6.6 Accurately document treatment provided and details of client communications