INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT OF COMPLEX NEEDS

SWP1ANV

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will acquire the beginning skills and knowledge to assess the multi-faceted needs of people from across the lifespan. Students will determine both internal and external services required to meet those diverse needs. Students will develop and practice a wide range of beginning level assessment skills required across community and social services and detail aspects and variations of human development and functioning. Students are to demonstrate knowledge of organizational requirements including standards, policies and procedures (including mandatory reporting), and appropriate service response/s to multiple and/or complex needs. Students will identify potential biopsychosocial factors as they undertake assessments and identify appropriate referral and the level and provision of care by the placement agency. Evidence will also include student application of strengths-based approach across the client assessment process and the ability to analysis critical information regarding the influence/ impact of co-existing issues.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Community Services

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Assessment and Report Writing in the Human Services

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHelen Cleak

Year2009

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PublisherCengage Learning, South Melbourne

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Looking forward through the life span - developmental Psychology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPeterson, Candice

Year2014

Edition/Volume6th ed

PublisherSydney: Pearson Australia.

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Human Development: People within their environments in Connolly & Harms (eds.) Social work - contexts and practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLouise Harms

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford University Press, South Melbourne

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Understanding Human Development - a multidimensional Approach

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLouise Harms

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford University Press, South Melbourne

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify issues of case urgency, risk and eligibility for service
02. Identify appropriate services available for client care
03. Define service-reporting processes in alignment legislative requirements
04. Identify issues that limit the provision of client services
05. Identify potential risk factors associated with developmental issues.

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Bendigo (Kangan Institute), 2021, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Frankston (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton (GOTAFE), 2021, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Wodonga (Wodonga TAFE), 2021, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo (Kangan Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Frankston (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura (Suni TAFE), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton (GOTAFE), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Wodonga (Wodonga TAFE), 2021, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

'Service Type' group presentation (short oral) - 10mins (500 words equivalent/per student)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Developmental Case Study Report (simulation) (1000 word equivalent)Student to identify developmental issues and future needs of the child (case study). This task aims to develop knowledge of the variations of child & human development, research & referencing skills (searching, citations, quotations and referencing), and writing skills (organizing ideas, clarity and accuracy)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Developmental Case Study Analysis (workplace) assignment (1500 words equivalent)Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in normal developmental status and formulate appropriate service response and referral pathways to address the needs of the client and evident risks in context of the service (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Knowledge based test - open book multiple choice & short answer (1000 words equivalent) (1 hour)In class assessment-multiple choice (x4 components of development) - physical, cognitive, social and psychological- short answers assess issues of risk and response to needs of case study provided (x3 short answer)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5