Manage persons in care or custody

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 POLGEN018, 'Manage persons in care or custody'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage persons in care or custody' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Determine assistance required by persons

1.1 Conduct initial assessment to determine whether a care or custody situation exists.

1.2 Assess care or custody situation to determine extent, type and nature of assistance required.

2. Manage persons in care

2.1 Assess persons in care to identify potential risks and requirements.

2.2 Develop care plan in accordance with identified risks and requirements.

2.3 Provide assistance to persons according to care plans.

2.4 Monitor situation to adjust care plan as required.

2.5 Assess risk continually to ensure the security of persons in care.

2.6 Review care plans to support duty of care obligations.

2.7 Communicate information to stakeholders while in care/custody and during handover.

3. Process persons in custody

3.1 Determine custody status of persons to initiate processing.

3.2 Assess special needs of persons in custody to inform processing.

3.3 Assess risk continually to support the security of persons in custody.

4. Provide services to persons in care or custody

4.1 Identify services and resources required to provide support to persons in care/custody in order to develop a care plan, taking into account constraints.

4.2 Identify handover requirements for planning and implementing purposes.

4.3 Document services provided to persons in care/custody for record keeping purposes.