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Careerforce is reviewing six unit standards that are currently listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS). They are in the Health and Disability Principles in Practice and Disability Support Assessment, Planning, and Coordination domains.

We invite stakeholders and programme providers to provide feedback on the revised unit standards. Tracked change and clean versions of the standards are published in the table below.

If your organisation wishes to comment on the revised standards, please reply to james.dearnley@careerforce.org.nz before the close of business on Friday 26 March 2021. 

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 number US title

Level

Credits

US document US document with tracked changes
28522 Describe selected aspects of human development theory in a health or wellbeing setting

3

6

28522

28522

26854 Recognise and respond to changes to the health and wellbeing of a person in an aged care, health, or disability context

4

8

26854

26854

27885 Describe relationships between practitioners and group processes in a health and wellbeing setting

4

4

27885

27885

26851 Describe and implement health and wellbeing strategies for a person in an aged care, health, or disability context

5

10

26851

26851

26853 Describe concepts of quality and develop, implement, and report on quality objectives in a health or wellbeing setting

5

10

26853

26853

24661 Demonstrate knowledge of disability and aging in local and international contexts

6

10

24661

24661

 

Careerforce wishes to expire the four standards listed below on 31 December 2022. They were used in expired/expiring national certificate and diploma programmes, and usage has fallen in the 2016-20 period.  In two cases (5013 / 22841) there was no usage in 2020.

US number US title Level Credits 2020 usage Comments
5013 Support a consumer who is terminally ill

 

4 3 0  
19409 Establish working relationships with users of social services

 

4 12 3 Assessed by one provider in 2020 – who have indicated they will not assess against the standard in the future.
22841 Explain and apply knowledge of human development and health issues in mental health support work 6 12 0  
27886 Describe the sociological concepts of wellness in a New Zealand context 4 5 1 Assessed by one provider in 2020 – who have indicated they will not assess against the standard in the future.