Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4262

Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a community development framework.

A community development framework may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework


Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work

Operate within a community development framework

Work effectively with diversity in the community

Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students are requried to do an additional 60 hours placement in order to complette this competency.   This wil be spent at an organisaiton where students will work with the organisation to complete a mutally appropriate proejct.

Students will be required to submit a report about their experiences during their placement, addressing a series of questions which wil look at:

  • Details and description of the CD project, including the organiation involved.  (30% of overall project|)
  • Operating within a community development framework and reflection (70% of the overall project.)