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Careerforce is in the process of reviewing a number of Level 2 and Level 3 Health & Wellbeing Unit Standards.

It is important that all our stakeholders are aware of the review process and how they can keep informed.

Starting in mid August 2021, the unit standard review will be carried out through targeted consultation and online meetings; followed by broader consultation via this website to ensure that as much of the sector as possible has had a chance to contribute.

The initial targeted consultation round will be completed by early September, and all updates from the review process will be available here on the Careerforce website.

Progress and updated documents will be available on: https://www.careerforce.org.nz/unit-standards-review/

The unit standards being reviewed are as follows:

US No. Title Level Credits
23451 Describe the role of a support worker in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5
23686 Describe a person’s rights in a health or wellbeing setting 2 3
28517 Recognise and report risks and changes for a person in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5
28518 Interact with people to provide support in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5
28529 Identify the impact of culture on support in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5

 

US No. Title Level Credits
16870 Describe intellectual disability and the support needs of a person with an intellectual disability 3 4
20826 Describe infection control requirements in a health or wellbeing setting 2 3
23386 Support a person to meet personal care needs in a health or wellbeing setting 3 5
23452 Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or wellbeing setting 2 3
26979 Describe the immediate response to the death of a person in a health or wellbeing setting 2 2
28519 Maintain a safe and secure environment for people and support workers in a health or wellbeing setting 2 6

 

US No. Title Level Credits
23685 Describe pre-packaged medication and the process for its use in a health or wellbeing setting 2 2
26978 Support a person to eat and drink in a health or wellbeing setting 2 4
26982 Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged care, health, or disability context 2 4
28545 Apply personal plan requirements to meet the needs of people in a health or wellbeing setting 2 5
28546 Describe incontinence and interventions to assist a person in a health or wellbeing setting 3 5
28548 Support a person’s wellbeing and quality of life in a health or wellbeing setting 2 3

 

Careerforce is listening

We have already heard that these unit standards are generally fit for purpose, but some parts of the sector would like to change some language to allow different ways of assessment, trying to get away from lots of written theory assessments.

If you would like to participate in the review, please direct queries about this review to qualreview@careerforce.org.nz.