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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5360 Diploma of Financial Counselling

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

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 85

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6073C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Jo Wallwork

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3983

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



Course Description

This 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. You will develop an 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 be able identify services and outreach programs available for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 

This course is clustered with three (3) other courses:

  • CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Elements:

E1. Address issues associated with people who are experiencing homelessness or risk of becoming homeless

E2. Support and advocate for people who are experiencing homelessness or at 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. 


Overview of Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through:

  • demonstrations of skills and knowledge using case studies  
  • assignments/questions requiring written responses.