Course Title: Assess co-existing needs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4363 Certificate IV in Community Services

Course Title: Assess co-existing needs

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Term2 2016,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs.

This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

This unit is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:

CHCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs


1. Prepare for assessment

3. Determine appropriate services

4. Complete reporting

5. Evaluate assessment and referral processes

2. Analyse the persons needs using a collaborative approach.

Learning Outcomes


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

Overview of Assessment

 This unit is assessed in conjunction with CHCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

There are four assessment tasks for this unit, 2 individual, 1 group and 1 quiz