Course Title: Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 Diploma of Youth Work

Course Title: Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2015,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to better understand client groups and the issues that impact on their lives.  This understanding will enable you to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services. You will focus on the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services


1. Identify social and cultural issues impacting on clients in Australian society

2. Analyse impacts of social and cultural factors on clients

3. Monitor impact of social and cultural factors on community work and services provided to clients

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 one

 Written responses to research, reports and documentary viewed and discussed in class


Assessment two

 Written responses to case study scenarios


Assessment three

Work place assessment including 240 hours of WIL placement, role play, demonstration of skills in a simulated work environment, written response to questions, work placement report, WI workplace supervisor report, and assessment by the RMIT supervisor in the workplace


Assessment four

 Observation in a simulated and /or workplace environment


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