Prepare and maintain beds

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 HLTCSD203C, 'Prepare and maintain beds'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Prepare and maintain beds' 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



1. Prepare area for bed making

1.1 Use personal protective equipment according to organisation policy

1.2 Adjust the height of the bed when necessary

1.3 Clear the bed and surrounding areas of medical and other equipment before stripping the bed, where necessary

1.4 Check bed linen for displaced personal items, aids and equipment, and place aids and equipment in appropriate area/container

2. Make bed

2.1 Maintain the client's dignity and privacy

2.2 Strip bed linen, where necessary

2.3 Remove clinical waste and soiled linen and place in appropriate container

2.4 Clean the bed according to established procedures, where necessary

2.5 Place clean bed linen on bed in accordance with organisation procedures

2.6 Re-position existing bed linen

2.7 Ask the client whether they are comfortable, or if they have any specific bed needs

2.8 Handle reusable clean bed linen in accordance to with organisation procedures

2.9 Clean mattresses and pillows regularly and on discharge, in accordance with organisation procedures

3. Leave bed ready for occupancy or continued occupancy

3.1 Adjust bed height for occupancy and apply brakes according to bed type

3.2 Keep bed and equipment/aids accessible and leave the bed ready for occupancy

3.3 Report damaged and/or faulty beds, equipment, mattresses, pillows and linen to appropriate personnel

3.4 Clean (or dispose of appropriately) and return to storage area all cleaning implements

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTCSD203C appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC20108 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • HLT21207 - Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • HLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT43107 - Certificate IV in Defence Health Care