Course Title: Undertake community sector work within own community

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5247

Course Title: Undertake community sector work within own community

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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 Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Anne Fitzpatrick

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4510

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within community and government structures to enable community development processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisite courses required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS421A Undertake community sector work within own community



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Work within the structures and process of the organisation 
  2. Assess extent to which organisation supports community development work
  3. Utilise all levels of government for community development activities and projects
  4. Maintain the profile of community development work within the organisation
  5. Maintain management support for community development activities and projects

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will be through a mix of in-class tasks, workplace based projects and a workplace assessment. An upfront assessment to develop an individual learning plan will occur. An individual assessment appointment will be undertaken once per year with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.