C5397 - Diploma of Community Services
Plan: C5397 - Diploma of Community Services
Campus: City Campus
Learning outcomesStatement on competency-based training
Statement on competency-based training
This nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification delivers competency-based training and assessment, designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge (competency) needed to perform effectively in the work you are training for. Competency-based assessment allows you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to complete workplace activities, safely and consistently, at the standard required in your job, in a range of situations and environments. This could involve showing an assessor how you plan and carry out tasks while explaining what you know about the task and the relevant work environment. It could also involve completing a project and reporting on the both the process and outcomes.
If you are working, your work supervisor may provide the assessor with a report on the skills and knowledge you have demonstrated.
If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (e.g. through prior paid or voluntary work experience), you can be assessed and have these skills and knowledge formally recognised. This process is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). There is information on the RMIT website about how to apply for RPLTop of page
This program supports you in the development of a range of Foundation Skills that are fundamental to your effective participation in the workplace, in the community, and in education and training. These Foundation Skills are a combination of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills and employability skills, which are clustered under the headings:
- Navigate the world of work
- Interact with others
- Get the job done.
Foundation Skills are specific to each unit of competency and form part of the requirements for competency. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed the relevant Foundation Skills. Further information about the foundation skills you will develop in this program is available at http://companion_volumes.vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingPackage.aspx?pid=7
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