Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: HWSS6016C
Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5331 - Diploma of Youth Work
Course Contact: Dianne Mackey
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12 to 25 years) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.
This unit is taught and assessed with CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in youth work context
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
1. Communicate effectively with young people
1.1 Listen to the young person to gain understanding of their experiences
2. Reflect understanding of youth cultures and subcultures and young person’s own development
2.1 Consider youth culture and subcultures of the young person in all actions and decisions
3. Work with the young person as the focus
3.1 Apply youth-centred practices when working with young people
4. Reflect on own practice and values
4.1 Identify opportunities to reflect on own interactions and practices with young people
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
This course is delivered with the following course: CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people and must both be assessed in the workplace.
Activities that students will engage in while undertaking this course include
- work placements
- group activities
- case studies
- paired work
- reading of articles
- class discussions
Please refer to the class timetable in respect to the following schedule of activities:
What is youth work?
• Youth from a historical, economic, political and social context
• Youth development
• Youth centred practices
• Knowledge quiz due
• Communicating effectively with young people
• Case study due
Core values of youth work practice
• Reflect on own practice
Other classes for this course will be delivered as part of the WIL workshops to help students with their WIL assessment.
Additional resources will also be available in ‘Blackboard’. A set of readings will be made available to you including journals and texts that may support you in the program.
Overview of Assessment
Case study - written responses to questions and answers – Respond the case study about working with a young person in a youth work agency
- Research identifying three resources outlining a youth work theory or framework
- Written responses to questions on a youth work theory or framework
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
Observation in the workplace environment by the RMIT supervisor
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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca
There are three assessment tasks for this course
1. Knowledge quiz - based on the theory presented in class students will be required to complete the knowledge quiz.. Due date 18.02.2015.
2. Case study - Students will be given a case study which is relevant to the course. They will be required to answer two extended questions. Due date 25.03.2015.
3. Work placement assignment - You are required to complete a Work Placement Assignment while you are on Work Placement. The complete Work Placement Assignment is located in your Work Placement Logbook. The Assignment is in three parts with questions that focus on three different young people/groups of young people that you work with on Work Placement. Part A of the Work Placement Assignment focuses on this course . You must complete all three parts of the Assignment and all other Assessment tasks to gain competency in these courses.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant course. These are available from the Program Co-ordinator.
Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
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 the plagiarism implications.
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
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