CHCPAL003 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach

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Unit code: CHCPAL003 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide care for people with life-limiting illness and those within the normal ageing process using a palliative approach, as well as end-of-life care.
This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct, indirect or remote 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 units 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:

  • support, report and document issues and needs of three people receiving palliative care, including:
  • supporting the person’s needs and preferences in relation to their care
  • responding to changing needs and circumstances in the person’s care
  • providing emotional support to the person, their family or carer as required
  • completing documentation in a timely, accurate and objective manner according to organisational policies and procedures
  • at least one of the above people must be receiving end-of-life care
  • reflect on own emotional responses to death and dying and discuss with supervisor on at least one occasion.

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

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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