Course Title: Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: POLI5033C

Course Title: Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development

Course Contact : Anthony Graham

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254411

Course Contact Email:anthony.graham@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mandy Morrison
Diploma Community Development
Community Services
RMIT University, City Campus
Ph:99254065
 

Nominal Hours: 95

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

Not Applicable

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within community and government structures to enable community development processes.

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:

CHCCD516A Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes

Element:

1. Work within the structures and process of the organisation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and work within the management structure, philosophy and purpose of own organisation
1.2 Identify governance structures within the organisation and roles and responsibilities within those governance structures
1.3 Identify the structures within the organisation that provide the authority for community development activity to occur
1.4 Work within lines of decision-making and accountability in contributing to planning processes in relation to organisation’s community development activities
1.5 Ensure decisions and processes are documented accessible to all involved
 

Element:

2. Assess extent to which organisation supports community development work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine aspects of the management structure, philosophy and purpose, governance structures, policies and procedures which are supportive of community development work
2.2 Identify aspects of the management structure, philosophy and purpose, governance structures, policies and procedures which may create barriers to community development work
 

Element:

3 Utilise all levels of government for community development activities and projects

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify levels of government and responsibilities for community funding
3.2 Identify current and possible future funding sources for community resources and programs
3.3 Identify government policy barriers and with community members identify strategies to support change
3.4 Develop strategic alliances between organisation, community members and relevant government agencies to support community development activities
3.5 Seek opportunities to influence government decision and policy making in line with community issues and needs
3.6 Ensure community development activities and projects adhere to relevant commonwealth, state and local government legal requirements
3.7 Regularly update information about current legal requirements and if appropriate, develop proposals to modify organisation policy and procedures in relation to community development activities
 

Element:

4. Maintain the profile of community development work within the organisation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use formal and informal networks to communicate the organisation’s community development activities and achievements
4.2 Use a range of communication media and activities to convey information about community development activities and achievements of the organisation to encourage support and interest
4.3 Seek and utilise opportunities to promote the organisation and its community development work and activities
4.4 Display confidentiality and sensitivity in details, content and extent of public comment on organisation’s activities
 

Element:

5. Maintain management support for community development activities and projects

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify and advise management of political, social, cultural and economic trends that may impact on community development activities and projects
5.2 Ensure community development activities and project work is within the policies and procedures of the organisation
5.3 Promptly address problems in implementing defined procedures to ensure resolution
5.4 Identify and seek to resolve conflict between organisation policies and community or public issues
5.5 Prepare reports on community development activities and projects in a comprehensive and accurate manner and present to relevant stakeholders and management, as required
5.6 When required, ensure information about community development activities and projects is provided within the management structures to facilitate effective and informed deliberations and decision-making
 


Learning Outcomes


By completing this unit the student will achieve and demonstrate competency in the following skills:

1. Work within the structures and process of the organisation
2. Assess extent to which organisation supports community development work
3 Utilise all levels of government for community development activities and projects
4. Maintain the profile of community development work within the organisation
5. Maintain management support for community development activities and projects


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes 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 in this unit will be through a mix of in-class tasks, case studies, workplace based projects, responses to a range of underpinning knowledge questions and the development of an evidence portfolio linked to the unit elements and workplace practice.
An initial upfront assessment will occur with the student that will take into account recognition of current competency and prior learning. Based on this process the student will then have an individual learning plan developed that will highlight the students learning requirements, workshop attendance and assessment tasks to be completed.


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: CHCCD516A Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes.
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.
 

CHCCD516A Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomesTask questionsCase studyWorkplace project workIn class activitiesDevelopment of an evidence portfolio based on workplace practise 
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