Course Title: Maintain an effective community sector work environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5244

Course Title: Maintain an effective community sector work environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 45.0

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS5752C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Jennifer.Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email: jennifer.brooker@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required by those working at a management level to maintain an effective work environment in a community sector work context.  It includes monitoring, coordinating and promoting ethical, safe and effective work practices in line with established work requirements.
 


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To gain entry into CHC51408 Diploma of Youth Work candidates must:

Be recognised, as competent through a recognised training package or recognition process, against the following compulsory units of CHC41808 Certificate IV in Youth Work:

CHCCOM403A Utilise targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH402C Work effectively with young people in a youth work context
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

OR
Have suitable relevant youth sector experience and knowledge to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills
A wide range of tasks and skills in a variety of contexts, with a complexity in the range and choices of actions required
The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance.
 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS513C Maintain an effective community sector work environment

Elements:

Facilitate staff education relevant to the community sector

Monitor professional work standards

Promote ethical work practices

Support culture of effective communication

Take opportunities to develop own competence

Work effectively within the community services system


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Overview of Assessment

Students will be involved in a variety of assessment tasks throughout the course, including:
• Simulations
• A major project brief
• A final project report
• Underpinning knowledge questions and answers (one per month)
• A research essay
• An evidence portfolio
• Workshop participation.