Course Title: Plan and conduct group activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EMPL5720C

Course Title: Plan and conduct group activities

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development

Course Contact : Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254914

Course Contact Email:mandy.morrison@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Community Services Manager -Contact: Anthony Graham 
Contact Phone: +61 3 99254411 
Contact Email: anthony.graham@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 50

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to participate in, establish and lead a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings.

This unit may be applied to group work in a range of community service settings.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

Element:

1.Address resourcing issues for group activities

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plan group activities, including consideration of:
- the purposes, defined according to the identified needs of the client group
- the human, financial and physical resources required
1.2 Where required resources are not immediately and readily available, make appropriate submissions to potential sources of assistance and resources
1.3 Ensure formal submissions meet requirements of funding guidelines and organisation principles and practice
 

Element:

2.Coordinate a group planning process

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Actively seek opportunities for collaborative planning and promotion of group activities with clients and solicit, analyse and prioritise information about group’s needs and expectations
2.2 Negotiate the purpose of group activities with the group in a manner that gives sufficient time and space for individuals to articulate their ideas and wishes and create opportunity for input to ownership of group processes
2.3 Translate purpose of proposed group activity into a set of aims and objectives
2.4 Analyse potential impact on group operation of the values and beliefs of both worker and client and clarify with those involved in planning and implementing group activities
2.5 Deal with contributions and suggestions to group planning processes so as to promote continued participation
2.6 Design group strategies that promote effective group operation and take into account specific characteristics of clients who will participate in the activity or program
 

Element:

3.Manage group processes including responding to conflict

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Promote opportunities for open dialogue and active listening between group members
3.2 Encourage and model sensitivity to participants, regardless of their gender, culture, ethnicity, subculture, sexuality and ability
3.3 When conflict threatens or arises:
- implement strategies to prevent it within own role, power and capacity
- identify and reinforce the outcomes of positive conflict
- clarify and confirm relevant principles and practices of conflict resolution and seek agreement to implement them
- encourage acknowledgment of respective rights and responsibilities and perceptions of all participants within the conflict situation
3.4 Offer opportunity to all participants for debriefing, support, mediation, consultation and facilitation throughout conflict resolution processes
 

Element:

4.Evaluate group activities

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Ensure aims and objectives of the group activity provide the basis for evaluation and feedback
4.2 Seek feedback from all group participants on leadership style, group process, achievement of objectives, other achievements and areas for development
4.3 Document evaluation data according to organisation procedures and distribute to relevant people
 


Learning Outcomes


See elements


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study plan and conduct group activities concepts in the workshop sessions and online (Blackboard discussion) engagement, prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments.


Teaching Schedule

Workshops will be offered on a monthly basis during the academic year. Workshops are linked to units of competency. An initial upfront assessment will occur with the student that will take into account recognition of current competency and prior learning. The individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience will be considered. Based on this process the student will then have an individual learning plan developed that will highlight the students workshop attendance.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning resources such as unit reading, unit references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be through a mix of in-class tasks, workplace based projects and a workplace assessment. A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken once per year with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.


Assessment Tasks

A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this particular competency and assessment tasks are based on the requirements of the essential aspects of evidence as outlined in the unit of competency: CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence: Based on the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience: an individual learning plan will be negotiated and developed.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including responses to task questions, in class activities, case studies, and the development of project work in consultation with the Course Coordinator ( assessor) and the student’s workplace.
Student will also be asked to complete an evidence portfolio documenting workplace practise as linked to the unit of competency. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their Course Coordinator to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
 


Assessment Matrix

A combination of assessment activities based on each individual student’s learning plans may be developed as required.
Assessments will be based on the level of the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience as ascertained at a workplace meeting where workplace evidence is discussed and presented.
At completion of the course an evidence portfolio will validate competence with the assessment task activities’ completed for any competency gaps.
 

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activitiesTask questionsCase studyWorkplace project workIn class activitiesDevelopment of an evidence portfolio based on workplace practise 
Element 1  X  XX
Element 2  X  XX
Element 3  X  XX
Element 4  X  XX
      

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