This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.
This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. 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.
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.
Skills must have been demonstrated in a relevant workplace that provides personal support services to people, with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe, impractical or threatens the dignity of the person. The following conditions must be met for the unit:
- use of suitable facilities and resources including:
- individualised plans specifying different personal support needs
- equipment outlined in individualised plans
- modelling of industry operating conditions including involvement of real people when simulating the provision of service and equipment use
Overall, assessment must involve some real interactions with people who require personal support.
Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.