Course Title: Provide advocacy and representation services

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 Diploma of Youth Work

Course Title: Provide advocacy and representation services

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Term2 2017

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit students gain the  skills and knowledge required to formally represent the interests of young people who use their service. Representation will include the development of community representative roles, and participation in industry forums and meetings to influence policy processes and decision-making.

This unit applies to youth workers who are responsible for providing formal representation services to young people. 

This unit is delivered and assessed with:

CHCYTH011 Work effectively with young people and their families

CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs

CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services


1. Establish the representative role and process

2. Represent the interests of client or client group

3. Negotiate outcomes and liaise with key people

4. Evaluate effectiveness of 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 assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessments via a rubric in Blackboard. (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).

Assessments will include:


Assessment one

Write case notes for case management recommendations for five young people presented in case studies. (500 - 800 words)

Assessment two

Develop a case management plan including activities undertaken in the community for three clients from the case studies provided. (500 - 800 words)

Assessment three

Advocacy activity - chose two clients with different advocacy needs and develop an advocacy action plan that include two approaches to advocacy. (500 - 800 words)

Assessment four

Short answers to questions on the units of competency to demonstrate knowledge. (150 - 300 words)


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