CHCDIS011 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

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Unit code: CHCDIS011 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individualised plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.
This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services and health contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & 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:

  • contribute to ongoing skills development, using a strengths-based approach, for at least three people with disability according to their individualised plan, two in simulation and one in the workplace, including:
  • identifying existing skills, preferences and goals of the person and strategies and resources to employ to meet their goals
  • using positive approaches and strategies that upholds the dignity and respects the rights of the person
  • supporting the involvement of the person’s carer or family
  • providing feedback to the person
  • monitoring strategies and adapting support to meet changing needs of the person, in consultation with the person and others
  • completing reports and documentation according to organisational policies and procedures.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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