Course Title: Develop and support relevant community resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: HWSS6148C

Course Title: Develop and support relevant community resources

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4363 - Certificate IV in Community Services

Course Contact: Melinda Brown

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4580

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 120

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 skills and knowledge required to work with the community to develop relevant and effective resources to engender community support for initiatives aimed at specific groups.

This course applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

This course is clustered with the following:-

CHCCDE007: Develop and provide community projects

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCDE005 Develop and support relevant community resources


1. Assess community resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Document resource requirements through participation of networks and stakeholder needs

1.2 Research existing available community resources and assess their capacity to meet priorities of the group

1.3 Develop strategies to address gaps in available resources

1.4 Develop strategies for the provision of resources to assist in meeting organisation objectives within funding considerations


2. Develop an information base

Performance Criteria:

  2.1 Establish and maintain professional networks with key people and organisations   2.2 Create opportunities to develop supportive connections between key people, including arranging and conducting meetings   2.3 Identify and plan for obstacles to effective contact between people and develop appropriate strategies to overcome these   2.4 Maintain records and make available as required to facilitate community interaction


3. Develop community resources

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop resources with participation of key people

3.2 Follow processes and procedures to facilitate endorsement and implementation

3.3 Undertake appropriate work to ensure that maintenance of community resources is carried out according to agreed procedures and budget allocations


4. Facilitate community access to resources

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Publicise availability of resources to target group, key people and organisations to encourage participation in activities   4.2 Make resources available to all users as required in accordance with organisation procedures   4.3 Review resources regularly to ensure usefulness and currency

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.

Details of Learning Activities

This course involves classes where information is shared through talks and discussions, and workshops where exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time is spent during classes for students to work on developing plans, researching community sector issues and service providers, presenting resources and reports. 

Teaching Schedule


Week 1

Introduction to community project management

  • Understanding the differences between community projects and community services programs
  • Community development principles
  • Project management for community projects

Week 2

Assessing needs and resource requirements

  • Conducting needs assessment
  • Identifying and consulting with stakeholders
  • Developing goals

Week 3

Preparing for projects

  • Developing SMART objectives
  • Determining activities and tasks to promote the project, develop community resources and review the project

Visit organisations


Week 4

Developing project plans

  • Preparing schedules
  • Documenting goals, objectives, communication, monitoring and review methods

Visit organisations


Week 5

Implementing plans

  • Organising resources
  • Monitoring progress
  • Maintaining stakeholder participation and engagement

Visit organisations


Week 6

Developing community resources

  • Preparing and disseminating promotional materials 
  • Developing project deliverables

Visit organisations


Week 7

Reviewing projects

  • Preparing review tools
  • Collecting feedback from project key stakeholders and participants
  • Preparing the project’s final report

Visit organisations


Week 8

Project preparations

  • Preparations of projects
  • Reflection on project and own performance


Week 9

Project presentations

  • Presentation of projects


Week 10

Project presentations and reflection

  • Presentation of projects
  • Reflection on project and own performance

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment task 1: Group assessment

Assessment task 2: Group assessment

Assessment task 3: Individual assessment

Assessment task 4: Online quiz

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: Prepare a plan for a workplace- or scenario-based project, demonstrating collaboration with stakeholders. Group assessment

Assessment task 2: Develop and promote a community resource. Group assessment

Assessment task 3: Prepare and present final project report.  Group assessment with Individual element

Assessment task 4: Complete one online, self-paced quiz on the key issues and concepts relating to delivering projects and developing community resources. Individual assessment

Assessment Matrix

A marking rubric for each assessment task is located on Canvas.

Other Information

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