Field          Community and Social Services


Revision of Allied Health Assistance unit standard 27455





Health, Disability, and Aged Support

Allied Health Assistance



Careerforce, the Community Support Services ITO Limited, has completed the revision of the unit standard above.


Date new version published                                                             February 2012


Planned review date                                                                           December 2016




The unit standard was registered in June 2011.  In preparing resources for users of the standard, an ambiguity in a range statement, and the inclusion of an assessment tool in the listed nutrition screening tools that was not appropriate for the standard were noted.  The ambiguity meant that there was potential for inconsistent assessment; the inclusion of the assessment tool that was not appropriate may have led to people attempting to interpret results that would normally require a significantly more advanced level of training and experience.


In order to address the issues, the explanatory notes and one range statement were amended.


Main changes


·      The reference to Patient Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG SGA) was removed from the list of validated nutrition screening tools appropriate for this standard.

·      The range statement for outcome 2 was amended.


No candidates are currently waiting to be assessed against this standard.  Therefore, the last date for assessment of the superseded version of this unit standard (version 1) is 31 December 2012.  Results for version 1 will not be accepted where the assessment date is after 31 December 2012.