This unit (HLTPOP014) describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse behaviour that impacts health and ways in which to reinforce or change them to promote health. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and limited responsibility within defined guidelines.

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: - developed, implemented and reviewed a behaviour change plan for at least 2 individuals, including: consulting and collaborating with each individual, team members and other stakeholders to determine, agree and implement strategies and to monitor and review progress.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and organisation requirements relating to developing and implementing behaviour change plans, including: national, State/Territory and local health policies, goals, targets and priorities; organisation standards, policies and procedures, including scope of own role and responsibilities; stakeholders or organisations for collaborative partnerships to support facilitating individual behaviour change, and; points of contact to assist with the implementation of strategies which are outside own area of responsibility; - equity issues in population health; - evidence-based practice; - social determinants of health; - environmental factors that restrain change; - behavioural health determinants; - the relationship between attitudes, knowledge and lifestyle factors and behaviour; - the relationship between individual behaviour and health outcomes; - behaviour change models and support strategies; - assessment techniques, and; - collaborative behaviour change planning processes.

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