Course Title: Support young people to take collective action

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 Diploma of Youth Work

Course Title: Support young people to take collective action

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 55

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,
Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Dianne Mackey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to enable young people to participate in the decision-making that affects their lives and applies to youth work where the primary concern is to support groups of young people in taking action to meet their needs or responding to community issues.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH008 Support young people to take collective action


1. Encourage and support young people to develop and use networks

2. Support young people to come together to plan collective action

3. Support young people to identify and form alliances with key stakeholders

4. Support young people to implement their strategies or action plans

5. Assist young people to monitor and evaluate strategies

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


To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).

Assessments will include:



Assessment Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessment one

Develop a consultation plan for engaging with young people 


Assessment two

Funding application to allow young people to take action 

This assessment will be graded for academic skills



Assessment three

Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for the project  developed with the young people


Assessment four

Work Integrated Learning, work placement and work place assessments

240 hours WIl, 1200 word written report, work place assessment, third party report 


-       assessment requirements aligned to WIL activities.

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.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


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