Course Title: Undertake advanced client assessments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0045 Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Client assessment and case management)

Course Title: Undertake advanced client assessments

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 75

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to undertake initial and ongoing client assessments, to determine eligibility, priority and need for services as part of a case management process or as part of an assessment service. This course may apply to work in a range of community sector contexts where high-level assessment skills and knowledge are required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCM701B Undertake advanced client assessments


1. Prepare for initial assessment

2. Conduct assessment

3. Undertake ongoing assessment and review

4. Respond appropriately to diversity

5. Respond appropriately to people with different levels of need including people with complex needs

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.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is based on written case study identifying the situation and presenting issues of a client you are currently working or have worked with.