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OCCP5219: OT in School and Work Environments

Semester 2, 2023 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

This unit is divided into material related to work and school environments. The work unit introduces students to the paid and unpaid work environments including the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components in which clients perform occupations. Students will learn to assess the impact of these environments on clients` occupations and recommend appropriate adaptions and modifications. In addition, students will learn about their own environments of practice and the politics of health and work settings. The school unit introduces students to the occupation of children and students in school settings, reviewing the physical, psychosocial and sociocultural components in which they perform occupations. Students will learn to assess the needs of children and students in schools and to consider the intervention approaches necessary to facilitate learning in schools. Students will become familiar with assessments that are conducted in these environments and recommend appropriate adaptions and modifications. In addition, students will learn about their own environments of practice as they impact on their work. These include teamwork practice and the culture of school settings.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites
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OCCP5217
Corequisites
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None
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Jo Lewis, jo.lewis@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Carole James, carole.james@sydney.edu.au
Jo Lewis, jo.lewis@sydney.edu.au
Ryan Chen, ryan.chen@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Child intervention planning report
Written assessment
30% Formal exam period
Due date: 19 Nov 2023 at 23:59
1200 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Small continuous assessment Review quizzes - School module
Online quizzes
20% Multiple weeks 20 minutes for each quiz
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Small continuous assessment Weekly online short answer
Online quizzes
20% Multiple weeks 300 words each
Outcomes assessed: LO6 LO8 LO7
Assignment group assignment Workplace assessment report
Written assessment
30% Week 07
Due date: 15 Sep 2023 at 23:59
3000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO7 LO8
Small continuous assessment Online child protection module
Online assessment
0% Week 12
Due date: 29 Oct 2023 at 23:59
1 hour
Outcomes assessed: LO3
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

  • Work Module weekly online short answer: From Week 1-5, there will be short answer questions that need to be answered and submitted following lectures/readings. Two (2) will be randomly marked.
  • Workplace assessment report: Students will conduct a workplace assessment and write up a summary of the findings in pairs.
  • Online review quiz: From Week 8, there will be fortnightly online review quizzes that need to be completed. All will be marked.
  • Online child protection module: Students are asked to complete an online child protection training module and upload their completion certificate. Submission is via Canvas.
  • Child intervention planning report: Students will develop an intervention plan relevant to the tasks that an occupational therapist working in schools would need to complete. 

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 1. Work In Society; 2. General Legislation Lecture (2 hr) LO7
Models of Practice Tutorial (2 hr) LO6 LO7 LO8
Week 02 1. Workers Compensation; 2. Workplace Rehabilitation Lecture (2 hr) LO6 LO7 LO8
Assessment of Person Tutorial (2 hr) LO6 LO7
Week 03 1. Workplace Assessment; 2. Task Analysis Lecture (2 hr) LO6 LO7
Assessment of Occupation Tutorial (2 hr) LO6 LO7
Week 04 1. Workplace Assessment Risk Factors: Psychosocial; 2. Workplace Assessment Risk Factors: Physical Lecture (2 hr) LO6 LO7
Assessment of Environment Tutorial (2 hr) LO6 LO7
Week 05 1. Workplace interventions: Psychosocial; 2. Workplace interventions: Physical Lecture (2 hr) LO7 LO8
Interventions: Occupation and Environment Focused Tutorial (2 hr) LO7 LO8
Week 06 Problem Identification and Report Writing Lecture (2 hr) LO6 LO7 LO8
Interventions: Person Focused Tutorial (2 hr) LO7 LO8
Week 08 OT roles and process in school contexts; Child development Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Observing child development and performance Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 09 Theoretical frameworks and principles of assessment Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Hand skills and handwriting assessment Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 10 Service delivery and understanding the impact of living and school contexts Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO4
The influence of health conditions on school participation Tutorial (2 hr) LO3 LO4
Week 11 Therapeutic use of self and parent coaching Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5
Exploring the contextual factors influencing school participation Tutorial (2 hr) LO3 LO4
Week 12 intervention planning (1) Lecture (2 hr) LO5
Case study (1) Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 13 Intervention planning (2) Lecture (2 hr) LO5
Case study (2) Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials. Attendance will be recorded. Absences in excess of two weeks, without medical documentation, may incur academic penalty.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

For the work module, a Handbook will be produced and access provided online. The Handbook will contain weekly readings for both lectures and tutorials.    Advice will be given each week regarding the sections of the Handbook required for each weekly class. Additional resources will be provided on Canvas, together with lecture and tutorial notes.

There are no prescribed textbooks for this subject. However, some key references for this unit are listed below:

  • Braveman, B. & Page, J. (Eds.).(2012). Work: Promoting Participation & Productivity Through Occupational Therapy. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
  • Jacobs, K. (Ed.). (2008). Ergonomics for therapists (3rd ed.). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • King, P. and Olsen, D. (2014). Work. In B. Boyt Schell, G. Gillen and M. Scaffa (Eds.). Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (pp 678 – 696)
  • O’Hallaran, D. And Innes, E. (2005). Understanding work in society.In G. Whiteford and V.Wright St.Clair (eds.). Occupation and practice in context (pp. 299 – 316). Sydney: Elsevier
  • James, C. (2011).Occupation analysis and occupational rehabilitation.In L. Mackenzie and G. O’Toole (eds.). Occupational Analysis in Practice (1st ed.). (pp 232 - 245).

Key Websites include:

All State and Territory government websites have good work, health and safety, as well as workplace rehabilitation information, that are specific to that State or Territory.

For the school module, all prescribed readings will be posted and accessed via Canvas. Please refer to the canvas site regularly for pre-readings and text to support learning. 

 

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify the biomechanical, sensory motor, cognitive, and psychosocial dimensions that influence student’s occupational performance within school environments
  • LO2. select and apply appropriate assessment strategies to identify occupational performance needs of students within the school environment
  • LO3. analyse the range of factors that affect performance in school environments including legislation, educational policies, implicit and explicit curriculum content, school ethos, the influence of diverse stakeholders, the built environment, and educational resources
  • LO4. analyse the occupational roles, routines, and tasks required of students in preschool, primary school, and high school education systems as they relate to the changing educational expectations over time
  • LO5. identify, prioritise, and justify interventions that address client needs, and consider individuals, school personnel, and school context
  • LO6. Select and apply assessment strategies appropriate to productivity occupations and the environments in which they occur.
  • LO7. Identify and analyse the impact of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive dysfunction on performance in productivity occupations.
  • LO8. Select and apply intervention strategies appropriate to promote occupational performance in productivity occupations, this includes developing therapeutic plans to facilitate occupational performance in productivity considering lifespan development, within a multicultural environment.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
2.10. Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.2. Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making
2.9. Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
4.1. Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
LO2
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
1.10. Practises within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise
1.17. Recognises and manages any inherent power imbalance in relationships with clients.
1.3. Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships
1.4. Recognises and manages conflicts of interest in all client and professional relationships
1.5. Practises in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner, with particular respect to culturally diverse client groups
1.9. Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.10. Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.9. Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.2. Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment when identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals
3.3. Collaborates with the client and relevant others to determine the priorities and occupational therapy goals
4.1. Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
4.2. Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context
4.7. Obtains informed consent for practice and information-sharing from the client or legal guardian
4.8. Maintains collaborative professional relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others
4.9. Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others
LO3
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
1.1. Complies with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia’s standards, guidelines and Code of conduct
1.17. Recognises and manages any inherent power imbalance in relationships with clients.
1.2. Adheres to legislation relevant to practice
1.3. Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships
1.4. Recognises and manages conflicts of interest in all client and professional relationships
1.5. Practises in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner, with particular respect to culturally diverse client groups
1.9. Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.9. Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.8. Identifies and uses practice guidelines and protocols suitable to the practice setting or work environment
LO4
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
1.10. Practises within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise
1.3. Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships
1.9. Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.1. Applies current and evidence-informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice
2.10. Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.2. Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.2. Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment when identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals
3.3. Collaborates with the client and relevant others to determine the priorities and occupational therapy goals
4.1. Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
4.11. Identifies and articulates the rationale for practice to clients and relevant others.
4.2. Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context
4.7. Obtains informed consent for practice and information-sharing from the client or legal guardian
4.8. Maintains collaborative professional relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others
4.9. Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others
LO5
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
1.10. Practises within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise
1.11. Maintains professional competence and adapts to change in practice contexts
1.5. Practises in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner, with particular respect to culturally diverse client groups
1.7. Collaborates and consults ethically and responsibly for effective client-centred and interprofessional practice
1.9. Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.1. Applies current and evidence-informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice
2.10. Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.2. Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making
2.8. Reflects on practice to inform current and future reasoning and decision-making and the integration of theory and evidence into practice
2.9. Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.2. Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment when identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals
3.3. Collaborates with the client and relevant others to determine the priorities and occupational therapy goals
3.7. Reflects on practice to inform and communicate professional reasoning and decision-making
4.1. Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
4.11. Identifies and articulates the rationale for practice to clients and relevant others.
4.2. Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context
4.4. Uses culturally responsive, safe and relevant communication tools and strategies
4.7. Obtains informed consent for practice and information-sharing from the client or legal guardian
4.8. Maintains collaborative professional relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others
4.9. Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others
LO6
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
1.10. Practises within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise
1.17. Recognises and manages any inherent power imbalance in relationships with clients.
1.2. Adheres to legislation relevant to practice
1.3. Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships
1.4. Recognises and manages conflicts of interest in all client and professional relationships
1.8. Adheres to all work health and safety, and quality requirements for practice
1.9. Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.1. Applies current and evidence-informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice
2.10. Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.2. Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making
2.3. Identifies and applies best available evidence in professional practice and decision-making
2.6. Maintains and improves currency of knowledge, skills and new evidence for practice by adhering to the requirements for continuing professional development
2.8. Reflects on practice to inform current and future reasoning and decision-making and the integration of theory and evidence into practice
2.9. Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.2. Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment when identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals
3.8. Identifies and uses practice guidelines and protocols suitable to the practice setting or work environment
4.1. Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
4.2. Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context
4.4. Uses culturally responsive, safe and relevant communication tools and strategies
4.5. Complies with legal and procedural requirements for the responsible and accurate documentation, sharing and storage of professional information and records of practice
4.7. Obtains informed consent for practice and information-sharing from the client or legal guardian
4.8. Maintains collaborative professional relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others
4.9. Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others
LO7
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
1.10. Practises within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise
1.11. Maintains professional competence and adapts to change in practice contexts
1.14. Recognises and manages her/his own physical and mental health for safe, professional practice
1.17. Recognises and manages any inherent power imbalance in relationships with clients.
1.2. Adheres to legislation relevant to practice
1.3. Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships
1.4. Recognises and manages conflicts of interest in all client and professional relationships
1.5. Practises in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner, with particular respect to culturally diverse client groups
1.7. Collaborates and consults ethically and responsibly for effective client-centred and interprofessional practice
1.8. Adheres to all work health and safety, and quality requirements for practice
1.9. Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.1. Applies current and evidence-informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice
2.10. Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.2. Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making
2.3. Identifies and applies best available evidence in professional practice and decision-making
2.5. Maintains current knowledge for cultural responsiveness to all groups in the practice setting
2.6. Maintains and improves currency of knowledge, skills and new evidence for practice by adhering to the requirements for continuing professional development
2.8. Reflects on practice to inform current and future reasoning and decision-making and the integration of theory and evidence into practice
2.9. Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.12. Uses effective collaborative, multidisciplinary and interprofessional approaches for decision-making and planning
3.2. Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment when identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals
3.3. Collaborates with the client and relevant others to determine the priorities and occupational therapy goals
3.4. Develops a plan with the client and relevant others to meet identified occupational therapy goals
3.7. Reflects on practice to inform and communicate professional reasoning and decision-making
3.8. Identifies and uses practice guidelines and protocols suitable to the practice setting or work environment
4.1. Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
4.2. Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context
4.8. Maintains collaborative professional relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others
LO8
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 - OTBA
1.10. Practises within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise
1.11. Maintains professional competence and adapts to change in practice contexts
1.14. Recognises and manages her/his own physical and mental health for safe, professional practice
1.17. Recognises and manages any inherent power imbalance in relationships with clients.
1.2. Adheres to legislation relevant to practice
1.3. Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships
1.4. Recognises and manages conflicts of interest in all client and professional relationships
1.5. Practises in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner, with particular respect to culturally diverse client groups
1.7. Collaborates and consults ethically and responsibly for effective client-centred and interprofessional practice
1.8. Adheres to all work health and safety, and quality requirements for practice
1.9. Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.1. Applies current and evidence-informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice
2.10. Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.2. Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making
2.3. Identifies and applies best available evidence in professional practice and decision-making
2.5. Maintains current knowledge for cultural responsiveness to all groups in the practice setting
2.8. Reflects on practice to inform current and future reasoning and decision-making and the integration of theory and evidence into practice
2.9. Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1. Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.10. Reviews, evaluates and modifies plans, goals and interventions with the client and relevant others to enhance or achieve client outcomes
3.11. Evaluates client and service outcomes to inform future practice
3.12. Uses effective collaborative, multidisciplinary and interprofessional approaches for decision-making and planning
3.13. Uses appropriate assistive technology, devices and/or environmental modifications to achieve client occupational performance outcomes, and
3.2. Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment when identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals
3.3. Collaborates with the client and relevant others to determine the priorities and occupational therapy goals
3.4. Develops a plan with the client and relevant others to meet identified occupational therapy goals
3.5. Selects and implements culturally responsive and safe practice strategies to suit the occupational therapy goals and environment of the client
3.7. Reflects on practice to inform and communicate professional reasoning and decision-making
3.8. Identifies and uses practice guidelines and protocols suitable to the practice setting or work environment
4.1. Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
4.11. Identifies and articulates the rationale for practice to clients and relevant others.
4.2. Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context
4.4. Uses culturally responsive, safe and relevant communication tools and strategies
4.7. Obtains informed consent for practice and information-sharing from the client or legal guardian
4.8. Maintains collaborative professional relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others
4.9. Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others
Australian occupational therapy competency standards 2018 -
Competency code Taught, Practiced or Assessed Competency standard
1.1 A Complies with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia’s standards, guidelines and Code of conduct
1.10 A Practises within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise
1.11 A Maintains professional competence and adapts to change in practice contexts
1.13 A Manages resources, time and workload accountably and effectively
1.14 A Recognises and manages her/his own physical and mental health for safe, professional practice
1.15 A Addresses issues of occupational justice in practice
1.17 A Recognises and manages any inherent power imbalance in relationships with clients.
1.2 A Adheres to legislation relevant to practice
1.3 A Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships
1.4 A Recognises and manages conflicts of interest in all client and professional relationships
1.5 A Practises in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner, with particular respect to culturally diverse client groups
1.7 A Collaborates and consults ethically and responsibly for effective client-centred and interprofessional practice
1.8 A Adheres to all work health and safety, and quality requirements for practice
1.9 A Identifies and manages the influence of her/his values and culture on practice
2.1 A Applies current and evidence-informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice
2.10 A Maintains digital literacy for practice.
2.2 A Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making
2.3 A Identifies and applies best available evidence in professional practice and decision-making
2.5 A Maintains current knowledge for cultural responsiveness to all groups in the practice setting
2.8 A Reflects on practice to inform current and future reasoning and decision-making and the integration of theory and evidence into practice
2.9 A Maintains knowledge of relevant resources and technologies, and
3.1 A Addresses occupational performance and participation of clients, identifying the enablers and barriers to engagement
3.12 A Uses effective collaborative, multidisciplinary and interprofessional approaches for decision-making and planning
3.13 A Uses appropriate assistive technology, devices and/or environmental modifications to achieve client occupational performance outcomes, and
3.2 A Performs appropriate information gathering and assessment when identifying a client’s status and functioning, strengths, occupational performance and goals
3.3 A Collaborates with the client and relevant others to determine the priorities and occupational therapy goals
3.4 A Develops a plan with the client and relevant others to meet identified occupational therapy goals
3.5 A Selects and implements culturally responsive and safe practice strategies to suit the occupational therapy goals and environment of the client
3.7 A Reflects on practice to inform and communicate professional reasoning and decision-making
3.8 A Identifies and uses practice guidelines and protocols suitable to the practice setting or work environment
4.1 A Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively
4.11 A Identifies and articulates the rationale for practice to clients and relevant others.
4.2 A Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context
4.4 A Uses culturally responsive, safe and relevant communication tools and strategies
4.5 A Complies with legal and procedural requirements for the responsible and accurate documentation, sharing and storage of professional information and records of practice
4.7 A Obtains informed consent for practice and information-sharing from the client or legal guardian
4.8 A Maintains collaborative professional relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others
4.9 A Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others

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Site visits will be organized and conducted in a time agreeable to you and the workplace. Guidelines about the visit will be provided as part of the assessment and in tutorials.

Work, health and safety

This subject involves a field / site visit to a workplace of your choice as part of the assessment.  You will be provided with more specific information about WHS requirements during tutorials, before you do the assessment.

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