Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4262

Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2011

Course Contact: Spiros Soulis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4230

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a community development framework.  A community development framework may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisite courses.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD412A Work within a community development framework



Learning Outcomes

By completing this unit you will achieve and demonstrate competence in the following elements:

  1. Operate within a community development framework
  2. Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work
  3. Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes
  4. Work effectively with diversity in the community

Overview of Assessment

This unit will be assessed using a combination of in-class tasks, individual assignments and practical work placement. In addition to class work, students are required to demonstrate competency in this unit as part of their placement requirement. They will also demonstrate this by completing a community-based project.