Course Title: Implement community development strategies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: HWSS5449C

Course Title: Implement community development strategies

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development

Course Contact : Sonia Le Fevre

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254914

Course Contact Email:sonialefevre@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: 70

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 work with individuals, groups and the community to identify issues and develop cooperative processes to facilitate change.

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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD514A Implement community development strategies

Element:

1.Work with individuals and groups to identify issues

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use appropriate interpersonal skills with individuals and groups to ensure that their story is heard and understood and to test that there is common understanding
1.2 Respond to individual and group concerns in a manner which shows respect and a commitment to assist in their resolution
1.3 Provide appropriate referrals to assist in the resolution of issues
1.4 Identify and address barriers to moving private concerns into public action 

 

Element:

2.Work with groups to establish cooperative processes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify relevant models of work that may address group issues and needs
2.2 Identify and establish mechanisms and actions to address group issues and needs
2.3 Organise a range of opportunities to facilitate community participation
2.4 Establish common goals and coordinate strategies for a cooperative group process
2.5 Engage key stakeholders in planning, implementing and evaluating strategies for community empowerment and action
2.6 Address organisation’s reporting requirements
 

Element:

3.Support group processes and skills development

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and access available resources to facilitate successful group and community work strategies and activities
3.2 Assist in facilitation of effective group meetings and enhance outcomes
3.3 Support and maintain group processes to facilitate achievement of identified outcomes by the group
3.4 Monitor effectiveness of group processes and provide information to the group to enable improvement and change as required
 

Element:

4.Reflect on practice

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Reflect on own practice
4.2 Regularly participate in a review mechanism as a commitment to upgrading skills and knowledge
4.3 Work with group to regularly undertake review mechanisms
4.4 Work with group to reflect on group practice and processes
 


Learning Outcomes


See elements


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study community development concepts and strategies 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: CHCCD514A Implement community development strategies.
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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