Course Title: Enhance own skills and self confidence

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: SOSK5796

Course Title: Enhance own skills and self confidence

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1073 - Certificate I in Transition Education

Course Contact : Liz Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 150

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will develop strategies to enhance the skills and confidence to participate effectively in the community. It focuses on helping  you to identify personal skills, develop self-confidence, demonstrate socially responsible behaviour, and develop interpersonal, independent living and problem-solving skills.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20489 Enhance own skills and self confidence


1. Develop strategies to promote self awareness

Performance Criteria:

1.1 List a range of own personal characteristics and areas in which success can be achieved

1.2 Describe the effect of emotions on the behaviour of  self and others

1.3 Describe strategies to cope with different feelings and events


2. Develop strategies to promote self confidence

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Outline the components of self-esteem and how they affect personal life and employment

2.2 Describe the impact of the actions of others on self confidence

2.3 Outline possible barriers to the development of self confidence


3. Identify a range of services and facilities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Describe the rights and responsibilities involved in personal relationships

3.2 Recognise and respond appropriately to the feelings of others

3.3 Communicate appropriate socially responsible behaviours

3.4 Specify protective behaviours

3.5 Select appropriate form of communication to meet the purpose required


4. Develop strategies to promote independent living skills

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Describe areas of personal responsibility

4.2 List barriers to achieving personal independence

4.3 Outline ways of dealing with barriers to independence


5. Develop strategies to promote problem solving

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Outline good and bad aspects of routine situations

5.2 Identify alternatives in decision making processes

5.3 Describe situations in which advice may be required 

5.4 Review the outcomes of decisions and make appropriate changes

5.5 Name resources for resolving problems


6. Develop strategies to promote respectful relationships

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Identify importance of respectful & disrespectful relationships

6.2 Describe aspects of respectful & disrespectful relationships

6.3 Outline ways to create respectful relationships

6.4 Outline strategies to act on disrespectful relationships

6.5 Research personnel and programs which may assist with relationships issues


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied  the following skills and knowledge:

- communication skills to participate in discussion about personal, self confidence, respectful relationships and protective behaviours

- problem solving skills to identify self confidence/self esteem issues and strategies to deal with/resolve situations concerning emotional and physical safety

- self management skills

- planning and organisation skills to promote self confidence

- teamwork skills to work with others respectfully and responsibly and strategies to seek assistance for self or others

- an understanding of the agencies/ support persons to go to for assistance when required

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in learning activities which will be timetabled for a particular time each week for the duration of the year. 

Learning activities will take place in the classroom, with  workshops in the computer laboratory.  There will be time-tabled fieldwork activities.

Learning activities for this course will include:

  • Group work
  • Class discussions
  • Project work
  • Excursions
  • Role play and observation

Teaching Schedule

 You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop schedule at your first class in February that will highlight the different days of the week and the classes that are scheduled for this course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. You will also have access to the resources in the library.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is ongoing and contains the following:

Simple written questions

Short answer questions

Case Study

Assessment Tasks

There are 3 assessment task you will need to complete for this course. 

Assessment Task 1 - Written questions

Assessment Task 2 - Short answer questions

Assessment Task 3 - Case study

You will have teacher-support for all assessment activities.

For the assessment activities, you will have the opportunity to present your work to the teacher in parts, for appraisal, before final submission.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and do the task orally if needed.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.  These are available from the Program Coordinator or the subject teacher.

This program is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.  Grades include -

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC:Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n



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