HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body Systems

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Assessment Task 2: Portfolio

Information for students

This task requires you to complete your portfolio document. During your placement experiences, you will collect evidence that shows you have worked with information about the human body and promoted healthy body functioning.

You can complete your portfolio document during class time, reporting on three different situations you have encountered and participated in while on your work placement.

You will be able to use your time on placement to complete the requirements of this task (as indicated by the prompts in your portfolio) with real clients and colleagues, and gather appropriate pieces of evidence. You can use your time in the classroom to write about your experiences and prepare your portfolio documents.

You will need access to:

  • your learning resources and other information for reference
  • a work placement, which must include access to your supervisor, workplace policies and procedures, client health information, and appropriate workplace facilities, equipment and resources
  • Portfolio.

Ensure that you:

  • review the advice to students regarding responding to written tasks in the Community Services Works Student User Guide
  • comply with the due date for assessment which your assessor will provide
  • adhere with your RTO’s submission guidelines
  • answer all questions completely and correctly
  • submit work which is original and, where necessary, properly referenced
  • submit a completed cover sheet with your work
  • avoid sharing your answers with other students.

Assessment information

Information about how you should complete this assessment can be found in Appendix A of the Community Services Works Student User Guide. Refer to the appendix for information on:

·           where this task should be completed

·           the maximum time allowed for completing this assessment task

·           whether or not this task is open-book.

Note: You must complete and submit an assessment cover sheet with your work. A template is provided in Appendix C of the Student User Guide. However, if your RTO has provided you with an assessment cover sheet, please ensure that you use that.

Complete the following activities:

  1. Carefully read the following.

This assessment task requires you to show that you are able to work with information about the human body, using it to promote ways to support healthy body functioning.

You will need to show that you have done this in at least three different situations, preferably working with clients each time.

The situations you encounter will vary depending on the people you are working with and their health needs.

If you encounter a situation that you realise may address the needs of this assessment, make sure you take notes! You can use these notes later to fill out your portfolio.

Remember, it is important to keep the privacy and confidentiality of the individuals you work with as high priority; therefore, you should only use first names in your notes and your portfolio when recording information.

If you are having trouble identifying situations that are suitable to this task, speak to your assessor and supervisor as soon as you can.

  1. Complete your portfolio.

Use the portfolio document to collect evidence for this assessment during your work placement.

There are three sections of your portfolio that need to be completed

·           About the situations: you will need to describe the situations in which you used and interpreted health terminology, what you saw or learned about that indicated the client’s body functioning was healthy or otherwise, and how different parts of the body would be impacted or working together in this situation.

·           Sharing and using information: you will need to describe one time you promoted/shared information about healthy body functioning and one time you used it, as well as the benefits of this/how this enhanced work activities.

·           Supervisor Report: your supervisor will complete this final section after you have filled out your portfolio. They will confirm that your evidence and the information you have added to your portfolio is an accurate description of your experiences.

Remember, although it sounds complicated, you are working with and discussing basic health information, just like what you learned about. This isn’t about diagnosing health problems of your clients, but understanding basic aspects of their health and understanding how these are impacting their body functioning.

Important note: If you have permission to make copies of the following documents, include these as part of your evidence by attaching them at the end of the portfolio:

·           Client health information

·           Information you provided to others to promote healthy body functioning.

If there are any other documents you feel might support your work and performance, you can add these to your portfolio.

If you are not allowed to remove any workplace documentation, then your assessor will be required to look at these documents when they visit you in the workplace (their visit will not relate to this unit as no observation will be required, therefore they may request to look at these documents at a later time).

If you are unsure – ask your supervisor!

You must make sure you receive permission to include any documents from your workplace and all private information must be redacted (blacked out). Your supervisor will also sign off that the documentation you have attached to your portfolio is from the workplace and relates to the work you have done.

  1. Submit your portfolio

Once you have completed all of your portfolio entries, gathered the necessary documentation (or had it viewed by your assessor on site), and had your supervisor fill out the relevant sections, you can submit your work to your assessor.

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