Competency In Application and Interpretation Of Profession Specific Skills

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This category is not specific to an aged care environment. All Clinical Educators will use their Core Clinical Education Skills to develop a student’s competency in the application and interpretation of profession specific skills.

Please refer to the Core Clinical Education Skills section of this website for detailed information.

At all times, the clinical educator and student need to be mindful of the following best practice principles in aged care.

The Victorian Department of Health (2011) produced a document entitled ‘Innovative Workforce Responses to a Changing Aged Care Environment’. It states that contemporary best practice in Aged Care is associated with:

  • Person-centred interdisciplinary care that supports the residents psychosocial and clinical needs
  • Evidence based practice
  • Transformational leadership and staff development
  • Skill mix and staffing levels based on a range of considerations including resident dependency, staff experience and content



When discussing treatment options with your student, consider how these points can be incorporated – How can you guide your student to take a person-centred approach? Is the student working with the team? What is the evidence?

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