18678 10-Mar-10 1 of 5 PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

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18678
17-Feb-16
1 of 5
PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL
SKILLS FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT
Demonstrate knowledge of disability
issues and their implications for people
with disabilities
level:
5
credit:
6
planned review date:
December 2003
sub-field:
Human Services
purpose:
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
demonstrate knowledge of disability as it applies to issues of
access to basic rights and services; demonstrate knowledge
of disability in terms of the support services available; and
evaluate a service or an issue in terms of access and
recommend strategies to improve access.
entry information:
Open.
accreditation option:
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA, industry and
teaching professional in the same field from another
provider.
moderation option:
A centrally established and directed external moderation
system has been set up by Community Support Services
Industry Training Organisation.
special notes:
1
The privacy of people with disabilities will be respected
at all times. The decision for contact to occur will
always be made in consultation with the person with the
disability.
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
18678
17-Feb-16
2 of 5
PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL
SKILLS FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT
Demonstrate knowledge of disability
issues and their implications for people
with disabilities
2
People awarded credit for this unit standard are able to
demonstrate knowledge of the meaning of the articles
of the Treaty of Waitangi for human service purposes,
and are able to apply this knowledge to the context of
assessment for this unit standard.
3
The following apply to the performance of all elements
of this unit standard:
a
All activities must comply with any policies,
procedures, ethical codes and standards and
requirements of the organisations involved.
b
All activities must comply with any relevant
cultural, legislative and/or regulatory requirements
including the rights and responsibilities of the
disabled as outlined in the Code of Health and
Disability Services Consumers’ Rights 1996, and
the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992,
Human Rights Act 1993, Privacy Act 1993, and
any subsequent amendments.
c
The rights of the person with a disability are
paramount.
4
Definitions:
Social Construction views disability as a problem
located (or constructed) in the minds of non-disabled
people and manifest in hostile social attitudes or
ideological underpinnings of discriminatory practices.
Social Creation occurs in institutionalised practices and
the physical and social environment designed for and
by non-disabled people.
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
18678
17-Feb-16
3 of 5
PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL
SKILLS FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT
Demonstrate knowledge of disability
issues and their implications for people
with disabilities
5
All references should be formatted in accordance with
the conventions of the American Psychological
Association (APA). For details on APA conventions
refer to the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (5th edition).
6
All performances must meet the standards as set out in
NZS 8134:2001 Health and Disability Sector Standards
and any subsequent amendments.
7
Range:
specialist services, education, housing, employment,
leisure, funding, information, relationships.
Elements and Performance Criteria
element 1
Demonstrate knowledge of disability as it applies to issues of access to basic rights and
services.
performance criteria
1.1
Societal attitudes to issues of access are analysed in terms of their impact on
the lives of people with disabilities.
Range:
social construction, social creation.
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
18678
17-Feb-16
4 of 5
PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL
SKILLS FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT
Demonstrate knowledge of disability
issues and their implications for people
with disabilities
element 2
Demonstrate knowledge of disability in terms of the support services available.
performance criteria
2.1
Access issues are analysed in terms of the support available to people with
disabilities.
Range:
2.2
advocacy, Human Rights Act 1993 and subsequent amendments,
Code of Health and Disability Services.
Access issues are analysed in terms of a particular community.
Range:
services available, support
environmental issues.
available,
community attitudes,
element 3
Evaluate a service or an issue in terms of access and recommend strategies to improve
access.
performance criteria
3.1
The service or issue is defined in terms of how it limits or facilitates access to
the community for the person with the disability.
3.2
Three strategies are identified in relation to the evaluation that may increase or
enhance community access.
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
18678
17-Feb-16
5 of 5
PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL
SKILLS FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT
Demonstrate knowledge of disability
issues and their implications for people
with disabilities
Comments to:
Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation
Unit Standard Revision
PO Box 160
WELLINGTON
by December 2003.
Please Note:
Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority
before they can offer programmes of education and training
assessed against unit standards.
Accredited providers assessing against unit standards must
engage with the moderation system that applies to those unit
standards. [Please refer to relevant Plan ref: 0024]
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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