Course Title: Participate in the community

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1073

Course Title: Participate in the community

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 150.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies


Term1 2014

Course Contact: Liz Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to participate effectively in the local community by accessing a range of services and facilities to meet your particular needs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20445 Participate in the community


1. Locate community services in the local area

2. Identify the rights and responsibilities of the learner as a citizen

3. Identify legal rights and responsibilities of the learner

4. Identify the rights and responsibilities of the learner as a consumer

5. Investigate accommodation options to suit needs and budget

6. Identify services provided by a variety of organisations

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will have developed the following skills:

- communication skills to participate in the community and to outline the rights and responsibilities as a citizen and consumer

- problem solving skills to participate fully in the community

- self management skills to monitor and adjust plans and to identify personal needs

- planning and organisation skills to access services within the community

- teamwork skills to work with others to develop and review activities within the community

- numeracy skills to compare and calculate with whole numbers and money in personally relevant contexts

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is ongoing and will include the following:



self- assessment / reflection

written/oral questions