Course Title: Develop and provide community projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: HWSS6074C

Course Title: Develop and provide community projects

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4363 - Certificate IV in Community Services

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4878

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work with the community to develop and provide community projects on relevant issues. 

This course applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

This course is clustered with:-

CHCCDE005 Develop and support relevant community resources

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCDE007 Develop and provide community projects


1. Develop a community project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Develop project plan through participation of key people and organisations that identifies priorities and desired outcomes to address issues of concern of target groups

1.2 Identify and secure appropriate human, financial and physical resources

1.3 Develop strategies and educational resources and materials appropriate to the context, issue and audience

1.4 Prepare promotional materials in line with organisation policy and disseminate to target audience and others as appropriate


2. Deliver the community project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Implement strategies and distribute educational resources and materials to ensure maximum effectiveness for delivery of the project

2.2 Implement strategies to encourage full participation in the project and the expression of views and feelings about its process or content

2.3 Make project adjustments as required to meet the needs of specific groups

2.4 Seek feedback on the community project or activity from participants


3. Review the community project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess the community project against the planned goals and objectives in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3.2 Discuss outcomes of project evaluations with key people and organisations to determine future directions

3.3 Document community project outcomes, and where necessary act on them in accordance with organisation procedures

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

This course involves classes where information is shared through talks and discussions, and workshops where exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time is spent during classes for students to work on developing plans, researching community sector issues and service providers, presenting resources and reports.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1

Introduction to community project management

·         Understanding the differences between community projects and

          community services programs

·         Community development principles

·         Project management for community projects

Week 2

Assessing needs and resource requirements

·         Conducting needs assessment

·         Identifying and consulting with stakeholders

·         Developing goals

Week 3

Preparing for projects

·         Developing SMART objectives

·         Determining activities and tasks to promote the project, develop

          community resources and review the project

Week 4

Developing project plans

·         Preparing schedules

·         Documenting goals, objectives, communication, monitoring and review                  methods

Week 5

Implementing plans

·         Organising resources

·         Monitoring progress

·         Maintaining stakeholder participation and engagement

Week 6

Developing community resources

·         Preparing and disseminating promotional materials 

·         Developing project deliverables

Week 7

Reviewing projects

·         Preparing review tools

·         Collecting feedback from project key stakeholders and participants

·         Preparing the project’s final report

Week 8

Project presentations and reflection

·         Presentation of projects

·         Reflection on project and own performance

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment task 1: Group assessment

Assessment task 2: Group assessment

Assessment task 3: Individual assessment

Assessment task 4: Online quiz

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: Prepare a plan for a workplace- or scenario-based project, demonstrating collaboration with stakeholders.

Assessment task 2: Develop and promote a community resource.

Assessment task 3: Prepare and present final project report.

Assessment task 4: Complete one online, self-paced quiz on the key issues and concepts relating to delivering projects and developing community resources.

Assessment Matrix

Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.

Other Information

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