This unit (HLTWHS006) describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

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: - developed, implemented and reviewed 1 personal stress management plan that includes identified sources, triggers and responses to stress, and; - used strategies from personal stress management plan to manage 2 stressful situations in the workplace involving colleagues and/or clients.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of stress and how they manifest in health and/or community services work environment; - work planning and prioritisation techniques e.g. time management strategies; - legal rights relating to the Fair Work Act; - services available for referral, both within the organisation and in the community e.g. informal/formal debriefing sessions and/or workplace counselling, and; - self-care techniques.

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