Course Title: Work within a community development framework
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: HWSS5685C
Course Title: Work within a community development framework
School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115
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Nominal Hours: 65
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will develop 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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework
1. Operate within a community development framework
1.1 Reflect a current working knowledge and understanding of community development vision and mission in work undertaken
2. Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work
2.1 Employ appropriate interpersonal skills to hear individual stories and distinguish between private and public issues
3. Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes
3.1 Contribute to analysis of community needs
4. Work effectively with diversity in the community
4.1 Ensure all work reflects a commitment to the principles of access and equity
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities for this course will include the following:
- class discussion
- media clips
- group work
- case study analysis.
The Teaching Schedule for the course is as follows:
Week 1: Community Development practice and youth work
- Community Development practice and youth work
- Examples of organisations and projects
- Principles of community development
- Youth work principles
- YACVIC code of practice
- Community participation
- Social and personal development
- Having a voice and a place in society
- Youth work and community development
- Group work
- Establishing group goals
- Barriers to community development in youth work
Week 2: Community development work models
- Local development work – examples and community development principles
- Community education – examples and community development principles
- Community networks to support local development work and community education
Week 3: Community development work models
Advocacy – examples and community development principles
- Peer mentoring – examples and community development principles
- Self help groups – examples and community development principles
- Community networks to support advocacy, peer mentoring, self help groups
Week 4: Social Issues impacting on young people. When do personal issues become public issues?
- The interrelationship of the needs and rights of the young person, the family, the community and society
- Working with young people in a community setting
- Listening to young people’s stories
- Duty of care
- Confidentiality and privacy
- Referrals to community based organisations to deal with personal and social issues to meet duty of care requirements
- Accessing community based youth services in Victoria - the social, economic and political factors impacting on the provision of youth services across the state
Week 5: Planning, developing, and evaluating a community development project with young people to address their interests and needs
- Providing information so the young people are fully informed about relevant issues and opportunities
- Working effectively with diversity in the community
Week 6: Skills for the youth worker to engage young people when delivering services
- Consult young people about their needs and interests
- Evaluate the programs and services provided and
- Making changes so that programs and services meet young people’s needs and interests
- Including diverse groups
Additional resources will also be available ‘Blackboard’. A set of readings will be made available to you including journals and texts that may support you in the program.
Overview of Assessment
Students will be required to submit a report about a simulated community development project or an existing community development which includes:
- Details and description of the CD project, including the organisation involved &
- Operating within a community development framework and reflection on the relevance of community development work for youth work practice
You will complete the following assessment tasks for this course:
1. Written response to a case study about community development practice and principles
2. Participate in a group work activity to plan, develop, and evaluate a community development project with young people to address their interests and needs
3. Participate in a group work activity to develop strategies for the youth worker to develop an empowerment approach to delivering services to so they can participate in:
Identifying their needs and interests
Evaluating the programs and services provided to enable the youth worker to make changes to their approach so that programs and services meet young people’s needs and interests
The worker will also identify approaches that Include diverse groups of young people in services and programs. this will be written up into a report that is submitted.
4. The strategies identified in assessment task three, to enable the youth worker to develop an empowerment approach to delivering services to young people through consultation, evaluation, and cultural inclusion will be applied to students work placement in the WIL workshop.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant course. These are available from the Program Co-ordinator.
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.
Attendance: 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.
Feedback: 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;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:
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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
- A Police Check and a Working With Children Check are required to do this course and must be shown to staff before placement can commence and be counted towards your hours.
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