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Unit of competency details

CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHCPOL501A - Access evidence and apply in practiceThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment, including volume and frequency. Significant change to knowledge evidence. 05/Aug/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 08/Dec/2015
(View details for release 1) 06/Aug/2015


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Training packages that include this unit

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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120105 Learning Skills Programmes 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120105 Learning Skills Programmes 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.

Merged HLTCOM502/CHCPOL501A. Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment, including volume and frequency. Significant change to knowledge evidence.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.

This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.

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. Plan information gathering activities

1.1 Identify situations where research may be required to support and improve own work practice

1.2 Evaluate current trends in own area of practice

1.3 Establish and define research objectives

1.4 Identify and access credible sources of data and evidence

2. Gather information

2.1 Evaluate and select methods of gathering information

2.2 Gather information using a systematic approach

2.3 Establish relevance of information according to objectives and work requirements

2.4 Facilitate analysis by organising information in a way that supports its analysis and future use

3. Analyse information

3.1 Prioritise information based on the information need

3.2 Compare and contrast different sources of information

3.3 Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of the information in the context of own work

3.4 Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with the information

3.5 Make and document conclusions based on findings

4. Use information in practice

4.1 Assess ways in which different aspects of information may be used

4.2 Use information and learning from research to identify potential areas for change in current practice

4.3 Identify issues that require further research and evaluation

4.4 Develop actions to address outcomes of research

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (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 2

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0.

Amended modification history and mapping. Equivalent outcome.

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

  • completed research activities and developed actions based on research outcomes for at least 2 different issues within own field of practice

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:

  • different reasons for undertaking research:
  • comparison
  • hypothesis testing
  • trend identification
  • own knowledge extension
  • strengthen quality of own practice
  • sources of information, including established information sources and current research within own area of practice
  • principles and models of evidence-based practice, including:
  • rules of evidence
  • duty of care requirements associated with evidence-based practice
  • differences between evidence-based practice, continuous quality improvement and research
  • ways to evaluate the validity of information sources
  • research processes and how to use them
  • cultural and ethical considerations for research
  • processes that support analysis of information and how to use them, including:
  • comparing
  • contrasting
  • challenging
  • reflecting
  • distinguishing relevant from irrelevant
  • drawing interdisciplinary connections

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, including current research, evidence-based studies and industry intelligence

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