Provide diathermy treatments

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SIBBSKS503A, 'Provide diathermy 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




Confirm treatment plan.


Access client treatment plan.


Identify and note variations to the treatment plan.


Confirm treatment plan with client.


Obtain written consent from client.


Select treatment procedure according to agreed treatment plan.


Prepare client for diathermy service.


Prepare self, service area and client for diathermy service according to relevant legislation and codes, workplace policies and procedures and the treatment plan.


Select and prepare equipment according to treatment plan, relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.


Perform diathermy patch test.


Select an appropriate area of skin and conduct a patch test according to relevant legislation and workplace procedures.


Assess success of the patch test, amend treatment plan and confirm with client.


Rebook client for further service according to agreed treatment plan.


Perform diathermy service.


Prepare the skin treatment area according to treatment plan and workplace policies and procedures.


Prepare a sterile needle or probe within the client's view, according to relevant legislation.


Apply infection control and skin penetration procedures according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.


Perform the treatment procedure according to agreed treatment plan.


Dispose of treatment waste to minimise negative environmental impacts, and sterilise or dispose of other equipment in accordance with relevant legislation, workplace policies and procedures, and manufacturer instructions.


Review treatment and provide post-treatment advice.


Obtain client feedback and record relevant outcomes of treatment.


Recommend future treatment program according to client needs.


Provide home-care advice and make product recommendations according to client requirements.


Explain possible adverse effects to client.


Rebook client according to agreed treatment plan.


Advise the source of referral of treatment progress where applicable.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBSKS503A appears in the following qualifications: