CHCCCS033 - Identify and report abuse

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Unit code: CHCCCS033 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify signs of abuse, including suspected abuse or allegations of abuse, take appropriate action according to role and responsibilities and minimise the risk of abuse to a person.This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts. Work may be carried out under 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:

  • recognise and respond to three different scenarios of abuse in accordance with legal requirements and organisational policies and procedures, including:
  • identifying signs and indicators of abuse
  • providing support to the person
  • completing documentation and reporting requirements
  • identify three indicators of physiological impacts on self of supporting a person who has experienced abuse, neglect or exploitation and identify options for accessing support services.

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.

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