Support people dealing with grief and trauma

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 SIFXMGT004, 'Support people dealing with grief and trauma'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Support people dealing with grief and trauma' 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.

1. Implement strategies to provide a healing response to grief and trauma.

1.1 Identify and respect specific approaches and cultural considerations in relation to loss, grief and trauma.

1.2 Determine appropriate healing responses for individuals, family and communities in relation to experiences of loss, grief and trauma.

1.3 Identify culturally appropriate strategies for responding to loss, grief and trauma at the individual, family and community level.

1.4 Provide appropriate support and available resources to assist individuals, families and communities to deal with their loss, grief and trauma.

1.5 Maintain duty of care, confidentiality and cultural protocols.

2. Provide welfare support for staff.

2.1 Identify complex demands of the workplace within the context of the funeral services industry.

2.2 Recognise symptoms of stress in staff.

2.3 Implement appropriate support, safety and welfare measures for staff.

3. Manage own stress.

3.1 Identify personal stress triggers and develop strategies to deal with them.

3.2 Recognise and respond appropriately to physical, behavioural, interpersonal and attitudinal symptoms of personal grief responses.

3.3 Identify, access and incorporate into daily routine relevant resources or activities to relieve stress.