Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services and health contexts.


Potential impacts at the individual, family and community level, of grief, bereavement and trauma.
Features and expressions of grief and how these may vary.
reactions that may indicate risk of suicide and required responses how loss, grief and bereavement can impact on social and emotional health and well being social, cultural, ethnic and spiritual differences in responses to loss, grief and bereavement Different contexts and circumstances that may be present prior to loss and their impact on grief and bereavement.
Strategies and communication techniques for formal and informal grief and bereavement support.
Grief and bereavement care services and information resources.
Stress vulnerability model and its application to loss and grief support.
Self care strategies and support services for workers.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.