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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: HUSO5205C

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

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development

Course Contact : Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254065

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None required

Course Description

You will explore the application of knowledge of the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry.
It will prepare you to understand your client groups and issues that impact on their lives and hence on respectful and thoughtful service delivery.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCLD514B Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients community work and services

Element:

1. Identify social and cultural issues impacting on Australian society

Performance Criteria:

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
 

Element:

2. Analyse impacts of social and cultural factors

Performance Criteria:

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
 

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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


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

You will be involved in learning activities in 1 day long workshop which will include group discussions and group work activities based on workshop content. You will also be required to undertake independent studies. Reflection on your own work context is a significant aspect of this course and you will be given opportunities to discuss and think about your own practice.


Teaching Schedule

 


There are 18 full day workshops + 1 evening class scheduled for this program. This course will be covered in Workshop 7 & 8
WorkshopDates Workshop contentTitleCourse
 7 & 8 April 9th/14th

 

You will explore the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry and the potential barriers individuals confront within the sector

The social and cultural context of community development workCHCLD514B Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients community work and services E1,2,3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None Required


References


Other Resources

Preparatory reading material and/or youtube recordings will be made available prior to workshops (where relevant). Where the teacher has used a powerpoint presentation during the workshop, these resources and other learning activities and handouts will be made available to enroled students post the workshop via electronic methods


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is based on written responses to questions about the social and cultural issues impacting on Australian society, and an evaluation of the issues impacting on a local community including their access to responsive community services.


Assessment Tasks

For this course you will be required to complete two assessment tasks:

Assessment task 1- Social and cultural issues impacting on Australian society: for this task you will be required to provide written responses to a DVD scenario and fact sheets about the social and cultural issues impacting on Australian society.

Assessment task 2 – Social and cultural issues impacting on the community and their access to community services: for this task you will be required to respond to written questions about the social and cultural issues impacting on local community members including their access to responsive services.
 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant course. These are available from the Program Coordinator.

This program is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3

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