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Careerforce is reviewing four level 4 unit standards that are currently listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS). They are in the Health and Disability Principles in Practice domain.

We invite stakeholders and programme providers to provide feedback on the revised unit standards. Tracked change and clean versions of the standards are published on the Careerforce website at ………

If your organisation wishes to comment on the revised standards, please reply to acsproject@careerforce.org.nz before the close of business on Thursday 24 September 2020. 

Points of note:

28987 – Contribute to personal plans for people with complex needs in a health or wellbeing setting:

  • Credits raised from 8 to 9 due to inclusion of a new outcome (4);
  • Iterative changes to Guidance Information (updated legislation, edits to some definitions, inclusion of an overarching statement on contributing to remove over-use of qualifiers in performance criteria);
  • Edits to language in outcomes and performance criteria;
  • A new Outcome (4) to ‘describe the role of the senior health professional in the development, implementation and review of personal plans’ based on SME feedback in September 2020.

 

28988 – Describe conditions when supporting a person with complex needs in a health or wellbeing setting:

  • Title change to ‘Describe and apply knowledge of conditions when supporting a person with complex needs in a health or wellbeing setting’;
  • Credits lowered from 7 to 5 due to removal of a Performance Criteria 1.2;
  • Iterative changes to Guidance Information (updated legislation, edits to some definitions);
  • Removal of Performance Criteria 1.2 (‘Medication and/or pain management relevant to a condition is described in accordance with organisational policies and procedures’) was made in response to feedback that not all people with complex needs require medication and/or pain management.
  • Based on consultation, it was suggested that the existing single outcome was split into two outcomes – the first a descriptive outcome, the second an application outcome.

 

28993 – Respond to changes and perform routine clinical tasks and/or observations in a health or wellbeing setting:

  • Title change to ‘Respond to changes and perform clinical tasks and/or observations in a health or wellbeing setting’;
  • Iterative changes to Guidance Information (updated legislation, edits to some definitions, inclusion of an overarching statement on contributing to remove over-use of qualifiers in performance criteria);
  • Routine’ removed from wording in the standard following consultation – in that the learner would need to observe and respond to both the routine and non-routine.
  • Range statements edited.

 

29523 – Apply a palliative care approach in a health or wellbeing setting:

  • Iterative changes to Guidance Information (legislation and New Zealand Standards added, references added, edits to some definitions);
  • Edits to language in outcomes and performance criteria;

The last date for assessment using the current versions of these standards will be 31 December 2022.

Please read the US documents below. You also have an option to read them with tracked changes.

US numberUS title

Level

Credits

US documentUS document with tracked changes
28987Contribute to personal plans for people with complex needs in a health or wellbeing setting

4

8

28987

28987

28988Describe conditions when supporting a person with complex needs in a health or wellbeing setting

4

7

28988

28988

28993

Respond to changes and perform routine clinical tasks and/or observations in a health or wellbeing setting

4

5

28993

28993

29523Apply a palliative care approach in a health or wellbeing setting

4

8

29523

29523