This unit (CHCCCS004) describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

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: - assessed and appropriately responded to the requirements of at least 3 people presenting with co-existing needs, and; - used analytical and critical thinking skills in each case: applying a strengths-based approach to assessment; analysing information about co-existing issues; making evidence-based judgements about the person's needs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - different types of assessment and their use in different contexts; - assessment process; - nature and impact of diverse and multi-faceted needs and issues affecting client groups, and potential interrelationships between them; - common service requirements and basic features of those services; - networks and specialist services available, and; - legal and ethical considerations relating to assessment processes.

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