Course Title: Communicate effectively within a community development context

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5247

Course Title: Communicate effectively within a community development context

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254065

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore  the knowledge and skills required to apply higher level communication skills that underpin effective operations within the community development environment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD515B Communicate effectively within a community development context


1. Contribute to the development of effective communication strategies

2. Represent the organisation to a range of groups

3. Facilitate group discussions

4. Support group participants to produce quality written materials

5. Support group participants to engage the media

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks will assess your ability to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills and knowledge to support your group/ organisation members to communicate effectively both internally and externally, to disseminate information in order to achieve the groups aims and build  individual and group capacity. You will be required to produce examples of oral and written tasks including media materials & presentations relevant to the context of community development activities and demonstrate skills required to effectively  facilitate group discussions.