Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit, students will develop the skills and knowledge required to work within a community development framework.

A community development framework, may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.

This unit is taught and assessed with

CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities and

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework


2. Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work

3. Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes

1. Operate within a community development framework

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Task 1

Write an email to demonstrate professional communication skills

Assessment Task 2

Create a poster to convey EITHER youth work clients rights OR the services responsibility for provide duty of care for young people

Assessment Task 3

Written response to five questions  on community development theories and models of practice 

Assessment Task 4

Working in groups plan and implement a public community development activity 

Answer  questions regarding the planning, developing, implementing and evaluating of your project


 Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

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