This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make visits to clients to assess needs and/or deliver services in their place of residence.  This unit applies to workers who are required to deliver services to people in their home or in any temporary or permanent community residence. Work may be directed under regular (direct, indirect or remote) supervision.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - prepared and undertaken visits to 5 different people in their place of residence, and; - accurately documented all aspects of the visit and referred appropriately.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - issues relevant to visiting a client residence; - different types of residence; - organisation policies and procedures; - basic home fire safety and applicable state and/or territory smoke alarm legislation; - legal and ethical requirements and how these are applied in an organisation and individual practice, and; - work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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