Course Title: Support community leadership

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EMPL5726C

Course Title: Support community leadership

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 99254065

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anthony Graham
Program Manager
Community Services
School of Global Studies, Social Science & Planning
RMIT University
City Campus
Tel:+61 3 99254411

Mandy Morrison
Diploma Community Development
Community Services
RMIT University, City Campus

Nominal Hours: 90

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


Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to design, provide and promote a supporting structure and environment to enable effective and viable leadership to be provided within the community.

This unit is intended for application within a community work or community development work context.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD509C Support community leadership


1.Develop and maintain support mechanisms

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design a range of support mechanisms to enable the identification of the role, responsibilities, context and accountability of community leadership
1.2 Identify and address factors which might have an impact on the effectiveness of community leadership
1.3 Include resources required to support community leadership development in resource allocations


2.Promote community leadership

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Create and respond to opportunities to routinely promote the importance of community leadership
2.2 Ensure the development of structures, processes and practice reflects the defined role and importance of community leadership


3.Develop leadership skills

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design and provide learning programs aimed to develop leadership skills
3.2 Implement a range of activities to assist the development of community leadership
3.3 Provide individuals with structured and supported opportunities to experience leadership
3.4 Identify and acknowledge the expertise, skills and contributions of the community to leadership

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.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will study support community action context 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


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

This course requires you to demonstrate your knowledge and application of skills in relation to working with community members to develop leadership capacities that will enhance their ability to lead and work within groups to collaboratively undertake project activities. Assessment includes written responses to underpinning knowledge questions, 3rd party evidence and participation in a scenario based in the workshop. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

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: CHCCD509C Support Community Leadership.
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.

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