Course Title: Support youth programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: HWSS5754C

Course Title: Support youth programs

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5244 - Diploma of Youth Work

Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anne Fitzpatrick

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

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:

 CHCCOM403C Utilise specialist communication skills to build relationships
 CHCCS404A Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
 CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
 CHCYTH401A Engage respectfully with young people
 CHCYTH402A Work effectively with young people within the youth work context
 HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers
 HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes


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.

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCYTH505E Support youth programs


1. Identify the activity / program required

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Assess need for a particular program from relevant evidence collected

1.2 Identify and review a range of possible programs to meet the defined needs

1.3 Select a program type based on client needs, organisation's criteria and availability of resources


2. Prepare activity / program plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Undertake appropriate strategic planning activities to ensure client needs are met

2.2 Plan activities in consultation with key clients and stakeholders

2.3 Determine operational arrangements for conducting the program and assess their feasibility

2.4 Include appropriate implementation and evaluation strategies in the activity/program plan

2.5 Ensure planning activities reflect accepted good practice in working with young people


3. Deliver activity / program

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Implement program in accordance with program plan, organisation guidelines and legal / statutory requirements

3.2 Provide participants with access to a range of activities suited to their needs and interests

3.3 Develop flexible implementation plans to suit a variety of contexts and to cope with contingencies

3.4 Adapt program to changing needs of participants as required

3.5 Ensure problems in program delivery are addressed promptly


4. Evaluate activity program

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Define criteria to judge effectiveness of program in consultation with clients and stakeholders

4.2 Routinely use appropriate evaluation strategies during and after program and for revision and development

4.3 Collect, organise and report evaluation information in a format which is accessible and meaningful to clients and stakeholders

4.4 Prepare and present reports as required

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course you will achieve and demonstrate competence in the following elements;

Prepare activity/program plan.
Deliver activity/program.
Evaluate activity/program.
Identify the activity/program required.

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities for this course includes:

  • Group work
  • Group discussion
  • Simulations
  • Analysis of reading materials

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered in the April workshop.  It is delivered at the same time as the course CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

These will be provided in class as required.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course enables you to gain skills and knowledge that are directly applicable to their workplace while being encouraged to share current work practices. Assessment tasks involve team and individual projects and written assessment including questions and case studies. Based on your individual learning plan, you will be offered a number of learning strategies including workshop attendance, project work development and workplace support to your assessment needs for this program.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks for this course are as follows:

• PROJECT USING A PROJECT PRO-FORMA (Project Brief) -To research, implement and report on procedures and practices that will enable the establishment of a project. It involves working with colleagues in groups and teams focusing on the development of a project as a means of building capacity within a defined workplace environment. 

• FINAL PROJECT REPORT - To report and/or present on the research, implementation, procedures and practices of the project undertaken

Assessment Matrix

This program in delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment. The grades are as follows:

  • 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 the 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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