Course Title: Develop community resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: HWSS5687C

Course Title: Develop community resources

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4313 - Certificate IV in Community Development

Course Contact : Julian Silverman

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4578

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Nominal Hours: 90

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

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to assess community resource requirements and to develop strategies to address these community resourcing issues.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD505E Develop community resources


Assess community resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify resource requirements through consultation with networks and key people and organisations
1.2 Research existing available community resources and assess their capacity to meet needs of the group
1.3 Develop strategies to address gaps in available resources


Develop and acquire resources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop strategies for the provision of resources to assist in meeting organisation objectives within funding considerations
2.2 Develop resources in consultation with key people
2.3 Follow all relevant processes and procedures to ensure endorsement and guarantee implementation


Facilitate community access to resources

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Publicise availability of resources to target group, key people and organisations to encourage participation in activities
3.2 Make resources available to all users as required in accordance with organisation procedures
3.3 Review resources regularly to ensure usefulness and currency

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

You will attend an all-day workshop in which you will participate in activities including discussions and presentations related to engaging communities in the community development process as part of specific initiatives. You will be presented with information relating to the central themes of the unit including theories and skills relating to assessing community resource requirements, then developing and facilitating community access to these resources.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Week 7Class ContentLearning Elements
Develop community resourcesThis workshop will focus on how students can work with their communities to determine availability and access resources essential for community projects and programs. This will include a working with communities and committees to develop effective budgets as part of project proposals and project plans.1. Assess community resource requirements
2. Develop and acquire resources
3. Facilitate community access to resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.


Other Resources

You will be issued a reading kit that includes links to relevant web resources upon commencement of this course. It will contain articles and instructional materials that relate to this workshop and it will be developed in consultation with industry experts in the community development sector.

Web links for this workshop:
Building Stronger Communities through Stronger Community Organisations –

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

- Community Development Case Study
- Self and Supervisor Assessment

Assessment Tasks

In order to demonstrate competence in this course you will need to satisfactorily complete the following assessment tasks:

Community Development Case Study
The community development case study will demonstrate how you have planned, implemented and monitored your project that you would undertake with a community group or organisation. In order to satisfy the requirements of this unit, your plan must demonstrate how you can effectively identify community resource needs, your approach to sourcing the required resources and how you have enabled individuals and groups access to them.

Self and Supervisor Assessment
You and your supervisor will be asked to evaluate your effectiveness in implementing your community development plan including developing the access of your community to resources as detailed in your case study against the performance criteria in critical aspects of evidence associated with this course. In particular you will be assessed on your ability to identify community resource requirements, provide access to the community resources to community groups and individuals, and how you have worked in partnership with relevant community services to develop community programs.

Assessment Matrix

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