Course Title: Plan and conduct group activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

Course Code: HWSS6082C

Course Title: Plan and conduct group activities

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5331 - Diploma of Youth Work

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: 99254454

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 70

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to participate in and provide general support for a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings.




National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities


1. Plan group activities and resources


2. Coordinate group planning processes


3. Manage group processes and conflict


4. Evaluate group activities

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.

Details of Learning Activities

In-class (campus-based and online classroom) activities: 

  • teacher directed group activities/projects 
  • peer teaching 
  • group discussion 
  • class activities to review discussions/lectures 
  • role play activities 

Out-of-class activities: 

  • independent project-based work online and other research 
  • independent study 


Teaching Schedule







Group work Frameworks

  • Introduction to Unit
  • Learning intentions - Overview of Skills and Knowledge required
  • Workplace and work role context
  • Assessment overview
  • Task 1: Questions about group work activities
  • Task 2: Evidence of planning and conducting 3x group work activities with 5x partisipants
  • Defining and exploring group work models and principles



Plan community and group work projects

  • Review available information and identify the needs of the group
  • Generate ideas for activities that respond to identified needs
  • Identify, calculate and document the resources required for group activities
  • Identify and follow up on the need to make submissions for potential sources of assistance and resources within scope of own job role
  • Organise resources according to organisation procedures


 Task -1

Discuss complete task 1 in class



Coordinate community and group work projects

  • Seek opportunities actively for collaborative planning and shared ownership with clients
  • Solicit, analyse and prioritise information about group's needs and expectations
  • Negotiate the purpose of group activities with the group allowing time and opportunity for individuals to articulate their ideas and wishes
  • Translate purpose of proposed group activity into a set of documented aims and objectives based on input
  • Analyse potential impact on group operation of the values and beliefs of both worker and client
  • Design group strategies that promote effective group operation and take into account specific characteristics of participating clients


Task 2

  • Discuss and prepare for task -2 in class
  • Work in groups



Managing group work processes

  • Promote opportunities for open dialogue and active listening between group members
  • Encourage and model sensitivity to diverse participants
  • Use strategies to prevent conflict within own role, power and capacity
  • Identify and reinforce the outcomes of positive conflict
  • Clarify and confirm principles and practices of conflict resolution in a group and seek agreement to implement them
  • Encourage acknowledgement of rights and responsibilities and perceptions of all participants in the conflict situation
  • Offer opportunity to all participants for debriefing, support, mediation, consultation and facilitation



Evaluating group work processes

  • Ensure aims and objectives of the group activity provide the basis for evaluation and feedback
  • Seek feedback from group participants on leaderships style, group process, achievement of objectives, other achievements and areas for development
  • Document evaluation information according to organisation procedures and distribute to relevant people
  • Complete task 3


Task 4

  • Discuss And prepare for task 4
  • Work in groups


Task 4

  • Complete task 4 in class



Assessment and review

  • Review of unit
  • Reflection of knowledge gained
  • Finalise completion of assessment tasks for this unit

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:
The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

This unit consists of four assessment tasks including knowledge questions,a  research task, a presentation and  a role play.

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved NYC: Not Yet Competent DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment   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 Equitable Learning 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.   Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: 


Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency.  To be assessed competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Assessment tasks need to be completed for this unit are:


Assessment Task 1:  

Knowledge assessment

Assessment Task 2:

Research task

Assessment Task 3:


Assessment Task 4:

Role play

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix (Rubric) is in canvas at the end of each assessment task.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about the support available for students in  a range of  matters:

Equitable Learning Services provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability.

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