Undertake pastoral care work

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 CHCPAS401A, 'Undertake pastoral care work'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake pastoral care work' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify the issue

1.1 Seek information to determine the range of issues that may be affecting the client within organisation policies and procedures regarding privacy and confidentiality

1.2 Assess well being and needs of the client

1.3 Analyse circumstances and clarify and clearly define the issue/s

1.4 Provide information on the availability of pastoral care services

1.5 Determine manner of pastoral care to be provided, develop an appropriate program and discuss with client

2. Provide pastoral care

2.1 Use communication skills to assist the client to identify areas of concern

2.2 Define boundaries and use communication skills that will establish a trusting and respectful relationship

2.3 Provide opportunity for client to disclose personal impressions and experiences

2.4 Determine own capacity to meet client needs and refer to appropriate personnel or agencies if appropriate

2.5 Provide pastoral care within an agreed timeframe, confidentiality requirements, and in accordance with ethical and moral guidelines

2.6 Support significant others including family members where relevant and appropriate

2.7 Organise the involvement of community based religious and spiritual care providers where appropriate

2.8 Assist other practitioners/team members to understand the role of pastoral care workers

3. Review pastoral care

3.1 Evaluate provision of pastoral care with the client

3.2 Review previous support

3.3 Evaluate need for ongoing and/or additional support and discuss with supervisor

3.4 Negotiate changes to pastoral care plan with the client

3.5 Reflect on own performance and seek to improve practice

4. Maintain records

4.1 Document pastoral care in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

4.2 Maintain records in accordance with organisations policies and procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCPAS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40208 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
  • CHC41108 - Certificate IV in Pastoral Care