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Careerforce is reviewing 17 unit standards in the Health, Disability, and Aged Support subfield, ahead of its Standard Setting responsibilities transferring to the Toitū te Waiora / Community Health Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council.

The main changes made to unit standard credits, outcomes, or performance criteria include the following:

  • The purpose statements were reformatted to include bullet points.
  • Guidance information was updated.
    – Assessment conditions – Evidence for the practical components of this unit standard must be gathered in a health or wellbeing setting.
    – Assessment notes – Evidence generated for assessment against this standard must be in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • The range statements were restructured to show the quantitative requirements first.
  • The words ‘organisational policies and procedures’ were removed from the performance criteria where applicable as this is now covered by the Guidance Information.
  • Some outcomes and performance criteria were changed from ‘Describe’ to ‘Demonstrate knowledge of’ or ‘Identify’ to allow for a broader range of assessment options and to aid in understanding.
  • The language used in the outcomes and performance criteria was aligned with current protocols.
  • The titles of unit standards 20826, 23451, 23452, 23685, 23686, 26979, 26982 and 28546 were changed to better reflect the purpose of the unit standards and to allow for more flexibility in the way learner competency can be assessed.
  • The title of unit standard 28545 was changed to make it more technically correct.
  • Based on industry feedback, the credit value of unit standard 23686 was increased to better reflect the training time required to complete the unit standard.

The last date for assessment for superseded versions of Category B unit standards is set as 31 December 2023.

If your organisation wishes to comment on the revised standards, please email your feedback to qualreview@careerforce.org.nz by the close of business on Wednesday 22 September 2021. 

All changes are in bold.

 

Key to review category
A Dates changed, but no other changes are made – the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number
B Changes made, but the overall outcome remains the same – the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number
C Major changes that necessitate the registration of a replacement standard with a new ID
D Standard will expire and not be replaced

 

Community and Social Services > Health, Disability, and Aged Support > Community Support Services

 

ID Title Level Credit Review Category US Document
23386 Support a person to meet personal care needs in a health or wellbeing setting 3 5 B 23386
23452 Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or wellbeing setting

Demonstrate knowledge of techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or wellbeing setting

2 3 B 23452
23685 Describe pre-packaged medication and the process for its use in a health or wellbeing setting

Demonstrate knowledge of pre-packaged medication and the process for use in a health or wellbeing setting

2 2 B 23685
26978 Support a person to eat and drink in a health or wellbeing setting 2 4 B 26978
26979 Describe the immediate response to the death of a person in a health or wellbeing setting

Identify the appropriate immediate response to the death of a person in a health or wellbeing setting

2 2 B 26979
28545 Apply personal plan requirements to meet the needs of people in a health or wellbeing setting

Apply personal plan requirements to meet the needs of a person in a health or wellbeing setting

2 5 B 28545
28548 Support a person’s wellbeing and quality of life in a health or wellbeing setting 2 3 B 28548

 

Community and Social Services > Health, Disability, and Aged Support > Health and Disability Principles in Practice

 

ID Title Level Credit Review Category US Document
20826 Describe infection control requirements in a health or wellbeing setting

Demonstrate knowledge of infection control requirements in a health or wellbeing setting

2 3 B 20826
23451 Describe the role of a support worker in a health or wellbeing setting

Demonstrate knowledge of the role of a support worker in a health or wellbeing setting

2 5 B 23451
23686 Describe a person’s rights in a health or wellbeing setting 2 1 B 23686
  Demonstrate knowledge of a person’s rights in a health or wellbeing setting   2    
28517 Recognise and report risks and changes for a person in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5 B 28517
28518 Interact with people to provide support in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5 B 28518
28519 Maintain a safe and secure environment for people and support workers in a health or wellbeing setting 2 6 B 28519
28529 Identify the impact of culture on support in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5 B 28529
28546 Describe incontinence and interventions to assist a person in a health or wellbeing setting

Demonstrate knowledge of incontinence and interventions to assist a person in a health or wellbeing setting

3 5 B 28546

 

Community and Social Services > Health, Disability, and Aged Support > Supporting People with Disabilities

 

ID Title Level Credit Review Category US Document
16870 Demonstrate knowledge of intellectual disability and the support needs of a person with an intellectual disability 3 4 B 16870
26982 Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged care, health or disability context.

Demonstrate knowledge of communication with a person with a communication disability in a health or wellbeing setting

2 4 B 26982