Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 CHCCS417A, 'Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement'.
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. Recognise the impact of the aftermath of suicide

1.1 Outline and recognise shared features of all loss

1.2 Outline and recognise distinctive features of suicide loss and trauma

1.3 Outline and recognise the additional features of suicide bereavement after a mental illness

1.4 Recognise the elevated risk of suicide and other harm behaviours that may be associated with suicide loss

1.5 Recognise the increased risk of developing adverse impacts on health and well being after suicide loss

2. Identify and understand needs of and provide support for those bereaved by suicide

2.1 Demonstrate an understanding of suicidal ideation and other risk taking behaviours

2.2 Recognise the importance of proactive measures that facilitate early access to suicide bereavement support as required by the bereaved

2.3 Identify essential immediate and ongoing resources and processes for support of persons bereaved by suicide

2.4 Apply understanding of the difference and boundaries among education, support and therapeutic approaches

2.5 Apply understanding of the principles of working with persons bereaved by suicide (including bereavement support and suicide prevention)

2.6 Address the needs of the individual, family and community in a plan for dealing with the aftermath of suicide, including the identification of external support agencies

2.7 Recognise the impact of lifespan and developmental issues on suicide bereavement

2.8 Recognise the impact of cultural, social, ethnic and spiritual issues impacting on people bereaved by suicide

2.9 Identify the role and value of diverse mourning practices and rituals

2.10 Recognise the use and power of language and communication

3. Identify suicide prevention strategies in the aftermath of suicide

3.1 Identify the main areas to be considered in the aftermath of a suicide

3.2 Apply knowledge of suicide prevention and post-vention skills

3.3 Identify and apply intervention responses to address elevated suicide risk and increase safety

4. Identify appropriate self care resources

4.1 Monitor own stress level in relation to working in the area of suicide bereavement

4.2 Use appropriate self care strategies to develop and maintain physical and emotional well being

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCS417A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC40108 - Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • CHC40208 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
  • CHC40308 - Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC41408 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care)
  • CHC41608 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support)
  • CHC42208 - Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling Skills
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC41508 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection)
  • CHC50208 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs)
  • CHC51708 - Diploma of Counselling
  • CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC50308 - Diploma of Community Services (Mental health)