Course Title: Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4365 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Title: Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4598

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Provision of community based services and supports are central to the disability and community services sectors.  In this unit you will focus on the knowledge and skills required to organise, support and monitor inclusive activities and opportunities developed with the individual. Your role in will be critical in ensuring their access to their local and broader communities to support client aspirations, needs and rights and interests.

This unit is taught with:

CHCDIS007 Facilitate empowerment of people with disability

CHCDIS005  Develop and provide person-centred services  

CHCDIS010  Provide services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people 

This unit is assessed with:

CHCDIS005  Develop and provide person-centred services 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


1. Support person to identify and engage in social networks within the broad community

2. Assist person and relevant others to develop and implement a community support plan as part of the individualised plan

3. Develop strategies to minimise isolation for person with disability

4. Determine risks associated with supporting community participation and inclusion

Learning Outcomes


  • class exercises to review discussions and workshops
  • seminars/workshops/presentations
  • practical demonstration and use of workplace equipment and tasks
  • guest presentations
  • group discussions
  • research in and out of class time
  • independent workplace case study
  • group activities/projects

Overview of Assessment



Assessment Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessment one

In-class: 3 scenarios and response.  Person centred inclusion – barriers and strategies. 

300 words per response

Assessment two

Case Study Part 1– based on a person whom you support

Use of RMIT or  organisational formats

Assessment three

Performance evidence: workplace professional discussion and sighting of evidence of work roles, responsibilities and training, Third Party report from workplace supervisor

Documents to be sighted by Assessor within the agency guidelines for privacy and confidentiality.  

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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