Unit of competency details

CHCPROM401B - Share health information (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to CHCHPROM1A - Share health informationEquivalent outcome 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHCPROM401C - Share health informationUnit updated in V4. ISC upgrade changes to remove references to old OHS legislation and replace with references to new WHS legislation. No change to competency outcome. 06/May/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
HLT32307 - Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental HealthCertificate III in Indigenous Environmental HealthSuperseded
HLT20907 - Certificate II in Population HealthCertificate II in Population HealthSuperseded
HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)Superseded1-2 
HLT21012 - Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental HealthCertificate II in Indigenous Environmental HealthSuperseded
HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population HealthCertificate IV in Population HealthSuperseded
HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental HealthCertificate IV in Indigenous Environmental HealthSuperseded
HLT51012 - Diploma of Population HealthDiploma of Population HealthDeleted
HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental HealthDiploma of Indigenous Environmental HealthSuperseded
CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental HealthCertificate IV in Mental HealthSuperseded
HLT51112 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental HealthDiploma of Indigenous Environmental HealthDeleted
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061307 Health Promotion  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061307 Health Promotion  02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor


This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to share health information in a community health context

Application of the Unit


This unit may apply in a range of community service contexts

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains Employability Skills

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements define the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

The Performance Criteria specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Terms in italics are elaborated in the Range Statement.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify health information  requirements

1.1 Obtain information from key people  about community health needs

1.2 Hold discussions with key people

1.3 Assess and document  levels of health information in the community according to organisation guidelines

1.4 Identify and list gaps in available information

1.5 Determine and prioritise community health information needs

2. Develop health information in an appropriate context

2.1 Negotiate with key people to determine location, time and place for sharing health information

2.2 Prepare and assemble resources  in consultation with key people

2.3 Develop information using techniques appropriate to the target audience

3. Implement sharing of health information

3.1 Deliver health information in a clear and concise manner

3.2 Deliver health information in a place that is negotiated with the target audience

3.3 Obtain feedback  from the audience to determine whether information is correctly received

4. Evaluate presentation of health information

4.1 Review progress and/or outcome against community needs, in consultation with key people

4.2 Provide key people with suggestions to improve the methodology of sharing health information

4.3 Implement changes to methodology in consultation with key people as required

Required Skills and Knowledge


This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Essential knowledge :

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include knowledge of:

  • Local community health plans
  • Organisation policies and guidelines
  • Community/sector networks
  • Collection and interpretation of health data
  • Processes related to health promotion
  • Factors underlying community development processes
  • Evaluation models

Essential skills :

The candidate must be able to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include the ability to:

  • Undertake community research
  • Record health data
  • Demonstrate application of skills including:
  • cross cultural communication skills
  • interpersonal communication skills
  • interpreting data
  • decision-making
  • using community profiles
  • effective use of relevant information technology in line with occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines

Evidence Guide


The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate this unit of competency :

  • The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills
  • This unit will be most appropriately assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of workplace conditions

Access and equity considerations :

  • All workers in community services should be aware of access, equity and human rights issues in relation to their own area of work
  • All workers should develop their ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • In recognition of particular issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, workers should be aware of cultural, historical and current issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Assessors and trainers must take into account relevant access and equity issues, in particular relating to factors impacting on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

Context of and specific resources for assessment :

  • This unit can be assessed independently, however holistic assessment practice with other community services units of competency is encouraged
  • Resources required for assessment of this unit include access to:
  • an appropriate workplace where assessment can take place or practice laboratory
  • relevant organisation policy, protocols and procedures
  • emergency response procedures and employee support arrangements

Method of assessment :

  • In cases where the learner does not have the opportunity to cover all relevant aspects in the work environment, the remainder should be assessed through realistic simulations, projects, previous relevant experience or oral questioning on 'What if?' scenarios
  • Assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on Essential knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes
  • Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a 'period of time' and/or in a 'number of locations', any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

Range Statement


The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Organisations may include :

  • Local/regional organisations:
  • community health centres
  • local hospital
  • other community service organisations
  • local council
  • National organisations:
  • Australian bureau of statistics
  • health and welfare institute
  • other state/territory and federal government organisations
  • International organisations:
  • World Health Organisation
  • Health professional representative bodies:
  • Division of General Practitioners
  • Aboriginal Health Workers Associations

Health information maybe available from :

  • Organisations providing services and information:
  • local hospitals
  • public health units
  • epidemiology unit
  • Community members
  • Community health workers
  • Representatives from funding bodies
  • Community health centres:
  • screening programs
  • recall systems
  • work diaries
  • documents, records and statistics

Key people may include :

  • Community members
  • Community leaders
  • Council members
  • Family
  • Community workers

Types of information may include :

  • Organisation data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Research data
  • Personal communications and opinions
  • Other relevant documents regarding community health issues
  • Relevant records, correspondence and reports

Appropriate systems and formats for compiling information may include :

  • Incident reporting and documentation
  • Questionnaires
  • Specified formats for preparing reports
  • Accessing databases
  • Noting information on records systems
  • Advising appropriate people of the information gathered
  • Pictorial:
  • graphs
  • posters
  • photographs

Document information and feedback may be :

  • Verbal (English and/or first language)
  • Written
  • Pictorial
  • Videos
  • Computer files

Resources may include :

  • Other health workers
  • Brochures
  • Displays
  • Community health stories
  • Videos
  • Audio tapes
  • CDs
  • Computerised information:
  • databases
  • websites
  • Library

Obtain feedback may include :

  • Written:
  • report
  • computer
  • Pictorial display of information:
  • poster
  • Verbal:
  • discussion
  • personal interviews

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable