Course Title: Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5334 Diploma of Community Services (Financial counselling)

Course Title: Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Course Contact: Jo Wallwork

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3983

Course Contact Email: mary-josephine.wallwork@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, including women and children experiencing family violence.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Elements:

E1. Develop knowledge of causes and impacts of homelessness

E2. Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies and legal requirements of working with people who are experiencing homelessness or risk of becoming homeless


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. By applying these skills and this knowledge, you will be have a good understanding of the housing issues that face your clients, including how the system of housing has developed in Australia, the legal and ethical implications of homelessness, and services and outreach programs available for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 


Overview of Assessment

 

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through:

  • Group work and presentation
  • The application of practical skills and knowledge in a case study scenario
  • Researching service provision in housing sector