This unit (CHCCCS014) describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services 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: - undertaken the brief intervention process for at least 2 people presenting with different issues at different stages of the change process; - used each of the following at least once to support the intervention process: active listening; non-judgmental language; supportive approach; facilitation and negotiation that assists the person's decision-making.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - brief intervention scope and process: features of brief interventions; role as public health strategy; reasons for using brief interventions; step by step process; record-keeping requirements; - stages of behaviour change model; - options and approaches to support behaviour change; - health and well-being considerations; - broader contexts for the person's current behaviour; - barriers and challenges for positive intervention outcomes and how to address these, and; - legal and ethical considerations for interventions.

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