Course Title: Communicate effectively within a community development context

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5247

Course Title: Communicate effectively within a community development context

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Sonia Le Fevre

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254914

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply higher level communication skills that underpin effective operations within the community development environment.

The high level communication skills described in this unit may be applied across a range of workplace contexts involving skill development, application and evaluation of communication strategies to effectively address identified issues and represent the organisation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD515A Communicate effectively within a community development context


1.Contribute to the development of effective communication strategies

2.Represent the organisation to a range of groups

3.Facilitate group discussions

4.Support group participants to produce quality written materials

5.Support group participants to engage the media

Learning Outcomes

See elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be through a mix of in-class tasks, workplace based projects and a workplace assessment. A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken once per year with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.