This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and manage a myotherapy practice.  It includes business skills, legal compliance and interacting with the health care system/other health professionals.

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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: - research and analysis skills to identify: business vision; mission; objectives and goals; potential clients; legal and regulatory requirements; financial targets; management arrangements; record requirements, and; risks; - communication skills to: identify and consult with key stakeholders to set up and maintain a viable myotherapy practice, and; liaise effectively with relevant health care workers throughout the health system; - writing skills to develop a business plan; - select appropriate records management systems that incorporates suitable security and access requirements for a myotherapy practice; - implement a business plan that includes ensuring that skilled labour is available and that training is provided, where necessary; - establish quality control procedures to address the business needs and to ensure high quality outcomes; - apply sound financial management principles in setting up and running a viable myotherapy practice, including interpreting financial information and maintaining effective budget control; - research, maintain and promote compliance with the legal and ethical responsibilities of a myotherapy practice, and; - apply effective evaluation processes on an ongoing basis to maximise the business performance.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - processes for developing effective business plans; - key stakeholders in setting up and operating a myotherapy practice; - National Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Workers; - records systems required for a myotherapy practice including those for tax requirements, human resource management, financial control, stock control and client records; - strategies and procedures for continuous improvement, as well as for records access and security; - financial management processes and taxation requirements, including budgeting processes and auditing procedures; - structure, function and interrelationships of the Australian health system; - how health care professionals and allied health services interrelate and their relationship to a myotherapy practice; - health system funding and financial structures and their implications to the myotherapy practice and its' clients; - client referral procedures and accompanying evidence required; - legal and ethical requirements for a myotherapy practice and the implications of non-compliance, and; - evaluation processes to monitor business performance.

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