CHCYTH016 - Respond to critical situations

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Unit code: CHCYTH016 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain safety through effective response to potential and actual critical situations.This unit applies to staff working in specialist services in residential work sites or in the community.


For Melbourne campuses

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:

  • establish a framework for dealing with one potential crisis situation which includes:
  • identifying and assessing risks to persons safety and welfare
  • recognising and anticipating possible causes of conflicts
  • identifying and implementing risk-minimisation strategies
  • providing information on possible responses to team members
  • stating when to request assistance of others
  • detailing types of assistance to various situations
  • identifying equipment available to support response to potential crisis situations
  • on at least one occasion:
  • maintain a safe and healthy environment to minimise the risk of crisis situations
  • role model positive behaviour when engaging with young people
  • identify colleagues, self or young person’s peers as potential triggers for change in young person’s mood
  • provide invitation for young person to engage in healthy activities and relationships
  • document actions taken 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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