This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to apply taping and bracing techniques including knee joints, Achilles, shoulders and elbows to assist athletes in relation to ongoing injury prevention and post-injury support.

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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: - consult with athletes to establish the presence of contraindications; - refer areas beyond own responsibility to appropriate medical personnel; - convey information to athletes about taping and or bracing objectives and techniques; - select and apply appropriate taping techniques for relevant area; - determine situations requiring attention from a medical support team or health professional, and; - self-management skills to review effectiveness of taping in achieving initial aims and objectives of taping.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legislation and organisational policies and procedures to enable the safe conduct of all activities; - principles of biomechanics as they relate to taping and or bracing to enable understanding of human movement and the impact of injury; - anatomy and physiology of elbow, knee, Achilles and Acromioclavicular (AC) joint and their relationship to other body systems to enable understanding of human performance in a sport or physical activity; - contraindications and precautions for taping or bracing to ensure effective prevention or management of injury; - types and qualities of tapes and their uses for different joints to enable joints to be taped effectively, and; - principles of taping and bracing techniques to enable treatment to be carried out safely and effectively.

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