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, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Anne Fitzpatrick

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0329

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required for workers to deal with a range of issues associated with delivery of programs and services to individual and communities within the context of community sector work in communities in which they are personally involved.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS421B Undertake community sector work within own community


1. Address cultural issues and complexities when working in own community


2. Apply appropriate service frameworks and models



3. Work in a culturally safe manner


4. Apply strategies and policies relevant to service delivery

Learning Outcomes

Students gain the skills and knowledge to work effectively and ethically undertaking community development work in their own community.  Students develop work models that respect the community culture, support community empowerment and self-determination, and include the organsiations strategic directions and compley with the organsiations policies and procedures.  The unit develops skills and knowledge to identify and address cultural barriers to participating in community development projects, gain the support of relevant local organsiations and advocate for individual and community access to local services.

Overview of Assessment

Students answer four questions that address the learning outcomes of the unit (maximum 800 words) and produce workplace evidence documents that address how they work with the community in a culturally appropraite way, addressing individual and community barriers to accessing servcies, inluding advocacy and evidence of their compliance with their organisations policies and procedures.