Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352

Course Title: Work within a community development framework

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 65.0

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 Workplace

Term1 2015

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop 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


1. Operate within a community development framework

2. Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work

3. Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes

4. Work effectively with diversity in the community

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

Students will be required to submit a report about a simulated community development project or an existing community development which includes:

  • Details and description of the CD project, including the organisation involved &
  • Operating within a community development framework and reflection on the relevance of community development work for youth work practice