Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 65

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6107C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

HWSS6107C

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2021

Course Contact: Sarah Davidson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8871

Course Contact Email: sarah.davidson@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge 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.

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with CHCGRP002: Plan and conduct group activities

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework

Elements:

1.1 Work towards the vision and mission of the community development work plan 1.2 Work with communities to achieve their priorities through enhancing skills, accessing appropriate support and working with others in the community who share concerns and issues 1.3 Identify and document the interrelationships between the priorities and rights of the individual, the family, the community and society 2. Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work 2.1 Employ appropriate interpersonal skills to hear individual stories and distinguish between private and public issues 2.2 Identify the individual's willingness to engage in a public process to bring about change and facilitate the move from private concern to public action 2.3 Provide appropriate referrals to support people to deal with personal issues 2.4 Ensure all work reflects and meets duty of care responsibilities 3. Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes 3.1 Research and analyse community priorities 3.2 Identify and document shared community priorities within the public group processes 3.3 Plan appropriate strategies in collaboration with the group to ensure community priorities are addressed 3.4 Document community structures and resources available to groups to maximise outcomes for groups 3.5 Provide advice and information to groups and individuals as required to ensure they are fully informed about relevant issues and opportunities 3.6 Advocate and lobby for community based outcomes 3.7 Manage group dynamics, facilitate discussions and engagements processes 3.8 Review and modify own work practice within a community development framework


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

Assessments will include:

1 of 4 Case Studies

2 of 4 Placement Portfolio A

3 of 4 Placement Portfolio B

4 of 4 Online Quiz

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

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