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Unit of competency details

CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion (Release 1)

Summary

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Mapping:
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Supersedes CHCDIS322A - Support community participation and inclusionThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Significant change to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant changes to knowledge evidence. 05/Aug/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 06/Aug/2015


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090599 Human Welfare Studies And Services, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090599 Human Welfare Studies And Services, N.e.c.  02/Nov/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant change to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant changes to knowledge evidence.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian / New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify opportunities for community participation and social inclusion

1.1 Assist in identifying interests, abilities, preferences and requirements of the person with disability to engage with a social network

1.2 Provide information on community participation options, networks and services to meet the needs, wants and preferences of the person with disability

1. 3 Identify and access appropriate community participation resources, programs, agencies, transport services, aids and equipment according to the person’s preferences and needs

1.4 Recognise and accommodate the cultural and religious needs of the person with disability

2. Implement strategies for community participation and inclusion according to the individualised plan

2.1 Assist the person to identify and access community options that will meet needs identified in their individualised plan

2.2 Support the person to access opportunities to establish connections through shared interests

2.3 Seek feedback from the person with disability, family and/or carers and/or relevant others and/or colleagues and/or supervisor to ensure that the support continues to meet the current and changing needs and preferences of the person

2.4 Ensure strategies for community participation and social inclusion are regularly reviewed with the person and supervisor to enable positive outcomes

2.5 Monitor level of engagement in consultation with supervisor

3. Identify, address and monitor barriers to community participation and social inclusion

3.1 Recognise physical, skill and other barriers to community participation and social inclusion

3.2 Collaborate with the person with disability to identify solutions to overcome barriers, in consultation with supervisor

3.3 Support the person to implement strategies to address barriers to community participation according to their individualised plan

3.4 Monitor the success of strategies to address barriers in consultation with the person and supervisor

3.5 Recognise own limitations in addressing issues and seek advice when necessary

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (such as language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant change to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant changes to knowledge evidence.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • supported at least 1 person with disability, by working with them to identify skills and interests and find matching options within the broader community

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • rights and responsibilities of people with disability
  • principles of:
  • strengths-based practice
  • person-centred practice
  • community inclusion and best practice examples
  • strategies for strengthening options, networks and services for people with disability
  • local agencies and services, and resources to obtain community information about sporting, cultural and specific-interest groups
  • active citizenship and what this means for people with a disability
  • role of carers and/or families and/or relevant others

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources:
  • individualised plans and any relevant equipment outlined in the plan
  • access to details of appropriate and local resources, programs, agencies, transport services, aids and equipment

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53