Unit of competency details

HLTAHW021 - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 06/Aug/2015
(View details for release 1) Replaced01/Jul/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLTAHW407B - Provide nutrition guidance for specific health careNew unit in HLT Health Training Package Release 1.0. Significant changes to elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment, including volume and environment requirements 30/Jun/2013


Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
HLT50213 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeDiploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice 1-5 
HLT50113 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health CareDiploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 1-5 
HLT40213 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeCertificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice 1-5 
HLT40113 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health CareCertificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 1-5 
HLT30113 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health CareCertificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 1-5 
HLT20113 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health CareCertificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 1-5 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061305 Indigenous Health  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061305 Indigenous Health  01/Nov/2013 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria.
New evidence requirements for assessment, including volume and environment requirements

Application

This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to promote healthy nutrition to address the requirements of a range of client groups and to improve community nutrition.

The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

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 specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Provide information on nutritional needs at different stages of life

1.1 Provide information on nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating women

1.2 Promote dietary guidelines for children and adolescents, including importance of breastfeeding and appropriate introduction of solid foods

1.3 Explain nutritional requirements for babies and toddlers to family and/or carers

1.4 Provide information on dietary guidelines for adults

1.5 Provide information for older people on nutrition requirements and food preparation issues

2. Inform clients of dietary requirements of specific conditions

2.1 Identify clients with specific conditions requiring counselling for healthy eating

2.2 Provide overweight clients with information on strategies to achieve long-term weight reduction

2.3 Identify common dietary restrictions for clients with specific health conditions and assist clients to obtain and follow specific dietary advice on appropriate nutrition

2.4 Refer clients to other health professionals and support agencies for nutritional advice as required

3. Work with community agencies to promote nutrition

3.1 Discuss the link between nutrition and health with communities, their agencies, stores and other representatives

3.2 Promote appropriate food storage, hygiene and preparation practices

3.3 Discuss policies that promote good health through nutrition with communities, their agencies, stores and relevant representatives

Foundation Skills

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

Numeracy

  • in order to interpret nutritional information as expressed in kj, calories, g, mg, mcg, percentages and decimals

Other foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria.
New evidence requirements for assessment, including volume and environment requirements

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:

  • provided accurate and relevant information on:

- healthy eating and diet

- exercise and activity

- nutritional requirements

- available supports and referral services

  • provided information at least once to the following types of people, either as individual clients or through community health promotion:

- pregnant and lactating women

- infants, toddler, children and adolescents

- adults and the elderly

- overweight and obese clients

  • used culturally appropriate and safe communication skills to ensure all information was understood when interacting with each of these clients and/or community groups.

Knowledge Evidence

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.

This includes knowledge of:

  • organisational policies and procedures and legislation or regulations relating to:

- client confidentiality

- referral, including various levels of urgency, and follow-up of client

- mandatory reporting

- notifiable communicable diseases

- limits of own ability and authority

- reporting procedures

- documentation

  • food and dietary guidelines in line with Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults , including:

- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural values and beliefs regarding food

- five food groups and their function with reference to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and publications such as A Guide to Promote Healthy Eating for Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander people

- food values in traditional Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander food

- healthy food preparation methods

- nutrition education models

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults
  • Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia
  • Dietary Guidelines for Older Australians
  • nutritional requirements at different life stages, including a focus on breastfeeding and the introduction of solids
  • nutritional needs of people with chronic conditions.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated working:

  • in a health service or centre
  • as part of a multidisciplinary primary health care team
  • with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

In addition, simulations and scenarios must be used where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe or is impractical.

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

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

Assessment must be undertaken by a workplace assessor who has expertise in this unit of competency and who is:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

or:

  • accompanied by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is a recognised member of the community with experience in primary health care.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

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