Course Title: Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: HUSO5177C

Course Title: Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development

Course Contact : Anne Fitzpatrick

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4510

Course Contact Email:anne.fitzpatrick@rmit.edu.au


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
Ph:99254065
 

Nominal Hours: 100

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

There are no pre-requisite courses required.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the application of knowledge of the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry. This unit will prepare workers to better understand their client groups and issues that impact on the lives of their clients and hence on their delivery of services.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCLD514A Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

Element:

  

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify social and cultural issues impacting on Australian society

1.1 Identify major social and cultural institutions in Australian society and their functions in society
1.2 Describe ways major institutions in Australian society can impact communities, families and individuals
1.3 Examine aspects of inequality in society and identify possible effects and consequences of conditions and experiences of inequality on communities, families and individuals
1.4 Identify impacts of long term unemployment and associated issues on families and individuals
1.5 Identify factors associated with age in Australian society and their impact on communities, families and individuals
1.6 Identify factors associated with social, cultural and economic background and their impact on communities, families and individuals
 

2. Analyse impacts of social and cultural factors

2.1 Use available information to identify social and cultural factors impacting on individual clients, groups or communities
2.2 Analyse current effects related to social and cultural factors impacting on individual clients, groups or communities
2.3 Take a problem solving approach to clarify current health and well being and associated needs for individual clients, groups or communities
2.4 Make informed decisions in relation to specific work to be undertaken and/or services to be provided
 

3. Monitor impact of social and cultural factors on community work and services

3.1 Monitor impact of work undertaken and/or services provided in line with scope of own work role and organisation policies and procedures
3.2 Review effectiveness of work undertaken and/or services provided in relation to identified social and cultural factors impacting on clients, groups or communities
3.3 If required, revise aspects work undertaken and/or services provided to better address social and cultural issues and enhance outcomes clients, groups or communities
 


Learning Outcomes


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

  1. Identify social and cultural issues impacting on Australian society
  2. Analyse impacts of social and cultural factors
  3. Monitor impact of social and cultural factors on community work and services


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study  social and cultural issues impacting on Australian society as well as analyse the impacts of social and cultural factors,monitor impact of social and cultural factors on community work and services 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 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.


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: CHCLD514A Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services.
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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