Course Title: Assess co-existing needs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5345 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

Course Title: Assess co-existing needs

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Term2 2016,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020

Course Contact: Melinda Brown

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4580

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs

This course applies in a range of community service contexts.

This course will be delivered via distance learning in Semester 2, 2020.

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with:

CHCCSM005 - Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs


1. Prepare for assessment

2. Analyse the person's needs using a collaborative approach

3. Determine appropriate services

4. Complete reporting

5. Evaluate assessment and referral processes

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

This course is assessed in a cluster with Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management (CHCCSM005)

Assessment task 1: Role-Play

Assessment task 2: Role-play

Assessment task 3: Role-play

Assessment task 4: Short Answer Questions