Course Title: Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: HWSS5459C

Course Title: Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5318 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Course Contact : Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Iren Citler
9925 3925

Nominal Hours: 60

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 course describes the knowledge and skills required to develop and deliver a range of promotion and prevention strategies to the community.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies


1.Determine promotion and prevention strategies relevant to the specific community

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consult with relevant individuals and groups to determine the nature and priority of promotion and prevention strategies

1.2 Conduct research to determine established and available promotion and prevention resources

1.3 Identify promotion and prevention requirements that have no established and available resources

1.4 Determine resource requirements to develop, adapt and implement promotion and prevention strategies

1.5 Determine specific expertise and information required to develop , adapt and implement promotion and prevention strategies

1.7 Prioritise promotion and prevention strategies, where necessary, based on community need and available resources

1.8 Determine budget necessary to develop, adapt and implement promotion and prevention strategies

1.9 Develop a promotion and prevention plan, noting resources, contacts and timeframes


2.Prepare for promotion and prevention activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine desired outcomes of promotion and prevention activities

2.2 Confirm the desired outcomes with relevant stakeholders

2.3 Confirm nature and extent of promotion and prevention activities with relevant stakeholders

2.4 Confirm timeframes for promotion and prevention activities with stakeholders

2.5 Amend identified promotion and prevention needs, where necessary, to address stakeholder feedback

2.6 Adapt established and available promotion and prevention resources where necessary

2.7 Develop promotion and prevention resources that are not already available


3.Conduct promotion and prevention activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Conduct prevention activities according to the promotion and prevention plan

3.2 Gather feedback on the immediate impact of the activity

3.3 Amend activities based on feedback, where necessary


4.Report and document information

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Document information about activities according to the organisation's protocols

4.2 Observe privacy and confidentiality requirements when reporting feedback

4.3 Use appropriate terminology to document consumer response, outcomes and identified problems related to prevention strategies

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course you will achieve the learning outcomes as identified by the above mentioned elements.

You will be able to assess, prepare and deliver relevant community based strategies and document outcomes.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is made up of a mixture of:

  • workshops facilitated by leading industry experts,
  • small group assignments
  • work-based reflections and assessments which encourage experiential learning.

This range of learning and assessment methods is a deliberate attempt to harness and utilise your diverse skill base and current capacity to work in the sector. Guest facilitators and speakers will be brought in from a wide range of disciplines and service areas to enhance your learning. Areas to be covered will include: clinical and non-clinical assessment and management, culturally sensitive practice, counselling and support, forensic services and pharmacotherapy. There will also be opportunities for you to share your knowledge and expertise via small group work and larger group presentations. Trainers and facilitators will be required to draw on the wide-ranging skills and expertise of the leaner group – thus ensuring material is relevant and meaningful.

Teaching Schedule

The complete teaching schedule for this course and the program it sits within will be provided to you on the first day of classes. However there will be four workshops in Semester One devoted to Health promotion and community education. These workshops will support your ability to complete the assessment task, the designing of a health promotion campaign, which is assigned to this course. In addition to these four workshops you will also be required to present your campaign to the class for feedback from peers and Instructors.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Learning  resources such as course reading and course 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 will be assessed via a research task and class presentation directly linked to the design of a community health promotion campaign linked to complex care. You will be required to undertake a variety of tasks throughout this stage specifically designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your competency working with clients presenting with multiple and complex needs.

Assessment Tasks

Health Promotion Campaign:
 You are required to develop a health promotion campaign on a topic relevant to Dual Diagnosis and targeted to a community of your choosing. This campaign must be reflective of an identified need – through research and evidence. It may be undertaken in a group or individually. The campaign does not need to be undertaken - simply designed. An evaluation process must also be considered and included as part of the overall design.

To be marked as competent in this assessment task you must demonstrate your knowledge of:

  • Community attitudes toward mental health and AOD issues
  •  The impact of stigma
  •  The importance of health promotion and prevention
  •  Feedback mechanisms
  •  A range of promotional resources
  •  And their ability to:
  •  Engage community members in prevention and promotional activities
  •  Match strategies to target audience
  •  Budget development and management
  •  Time management

Assessment Matrix

A matrix for this course will be available on blackboard and through the Course Coordinator.

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

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


Other Information

Cover sheet for Submissions
You must include a completed submission coversheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
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It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important, enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
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Special consideration policy (late submissions)
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.
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