Course Title: Develop and support relevant community resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: HWSS6148C

Course Title: Develop and support relevant community resources

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4363 - Certificate IV in Community Services

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079

Course Contact Email: bronwyn.tanti@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 120

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with the community to develop relevant and effective resources to engender community support for initiatives aimed at specific groups.

 

This unit 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 the following:-

HWSS6074C Develop and provide community projects


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCDE005 Develop and support relevant community resources

Element:

1. Assess community resource requirements 1.1 Document resource requirements through participation of networks and stakeholder needs 1.2 Research existing available community resources and assess their capacity to meet priorities of the group 1.3 Develop strategies to address gaps in available resources 1.4 Develop strategies for the provision of resources to assist in meeting organisation objectives within funding considerations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Document resource requirements through participation of networks and stakeholder needs

1.2 Research existing available community resources and assess their capacity to meet priorities of the group

1.3 Develop strategies to address gaps in available resources

1.4 Develop strategies for the provision of resources to assist in meeting organisation objectives within funding considerations

Element:

2. Develop an information base 2.1 Establish and maintain professional networks with key people and organisations 2.2 Create opportunities to develop supportive connections between key people, including arranging and conducting meetings 2.3 Identify and plan for obstacles to effective contact between people and develop appropriate strategies to overcome these 2.4 Maintain records and make available as required to facilitate community interaction

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish and maintain professional networks with key people and organisations

2.2 Create opportunities to develop supportive connections between key people, including arranging and conducting meetings

2.3 Identify and plan for obstacles to effective contact between people and develop appropriate strategies to overcome these

2.4 Maintain records and make available as required to facilitate community interaction

Element:

3. Develop community resources 3.1 Develop resources with participation of key people 3.2 Follow processes and procedures to facilitate endorsement and implementation 3.3 Undertake appropriate work to ensure that maintenance of community resources is carried out according to agreed procedures and budget allocations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop resources with participation of key people

3.2 Follow processes and procedures to facilitate endorsement and implementation

3.3 Undertake appropriate work to ensure that maintenance of community resources is carried out according to agreed procedures and budget allocations

Element:

4. Facilitate community access to resources 4.1 Publicise availability of resources to target group, key people and organisations to encourage participation in activities 4.2 Make resources available to all users as required in accordance with organisation procedures 4.3 Review resources regularly to ensure usefulness and currency

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Publicise availability of resources to target group, key people and organisations to encourage participation in activities

4.2 Make resources available to all users as required in accordance with organisation procedures

4.3 Review resources regularly to ensure usefulness and currency


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.


Details of Learning Activities

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

·         Projects versus programs

·         Community development principles

·         Project management for community projects

Week 2

Identifying community needs

·         Conducting needs assessment

·         Identifying and consulting with stakeholders

·         Developing goals

Week 3

Developing a project plan

·         Developing SMART objectives

·         Identifying activities and tasks to develop and present community resources

·         Identifying how to monitor and review the project

Week 4

Developing an information base

·         Identifying information requirements

·         Identifying sources of funding

Week 5

Working with stakeholders

·         Working effectively in collaboration with others, including own team

·         Facilitating community interaction

·         Communicating progress

Week 6

Conducting research

·         Gathering information

·         Reviewing information

Week 7

Preparing resources

·         Designing and developing content in collaboration with stakeholders

·         Checking resources meet requirements

Week 8

Project review

·         Preparing review tools

·         Collecting feedback from project key stakeholders and participants

·         Preparing the project’s final report

Week 9

Project expo

·         Students present their resources to RMIT community services students and

          staff

Week 10

Assessment workshop

·         Finalising their project reports

·         Students present their project reports

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Online quizzes

Assessment Task 2: In class activities

Assessment Task 3:  Group assignments


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: Prepare a project plan, demonstrating collaboration with team members.

Assessment task 2: Develop resources and present them at the project expo.

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

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrix’s are available through the program coordinator.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of implications of plagiarism.

Attendance It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Applying for an Extension

Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.

Applying for Special Consideration

If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.

If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity

The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion

Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

Examples of plagiarism include:

  • Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
  • Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
  • Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
  • Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
  • Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
  • Copying a whole or any part of another student's work; and
  • Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
  • Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy –  http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 (unresolved) – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations – http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=r7a7an6qug93

Plagiarism Software

The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com

Complaints Procedure:

RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.

Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.

Student Complaints Policy: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy

Student complaints Procedure: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22

Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf

Police Checks

Students must obtain their own police check by the due date and pay the associated costs. Students who do not obtain a required police clearance by the due date shall not be able to undertake a practical placement or work experience activity that requires a Police Check.

The University shall not be obligated to organise a placement for a student who does not wish to obtain a Police Check.

Where required by the workplace, students shall provide a copy of their police check on request.

If a student is rejected by a workplace on the basis of a Police Check, the following actions shall occur, as appropriate:

-               advise the student of the outcome; and

-               discuss placement options with the student; and/or

-               provide program and career counselling.

RMIT will not store Police Checks on student files.

Early Termination of Placement

Under section 6 of the WIL Procedure, a placement may be ended early by the host organisation or School due to the student’s conduct and/or performance during the placement.

Possible reasons for such decisions may include, but are not limited to-

  • failure to follow processes required for safety
  • breach of client or patient confidentiality
  • failure to comply with the instructions of supervisors
  • or other unprofessional behaviour

Where a placement ends early, a meeting will be convened to discuss the sequence of events that led to the termination. This meeting will precede any consideration of a student’s progress by the Progress Panel (if applicable) or Program Assessment Board.

 

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