Course Title: Support community leadership

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5726C

Course Title: Support community leadership

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development

Course Contact : Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254065

Course Contact

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Nominal Hours: 90

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 unit describes the knowledge and skills required to design, provide and promote a supporting structure and environment to enable effective and viable leadership to be provided within the community.

This unit is intended for application within a community work or community development work context.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCD509C Support community leadership


1.Develop and maintain support mechanisms

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design a range of support mechanisms to enable the identification of the role, responsibilities, context and accountability of community leadership
1.2 Identify and address factors which might have an impact on the effectiveness of community leadership
1.3 Include resources required to support community leadership development in resource allocations


2.Promote community leadership

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Create and respond to opportunities to routinely promote the importance of community leadership
2.2 Ensure the development of structures, processes and practice reflects the defined role and importance of community leadership


3.Develop leadership skills

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design and provide learning programs aimed to develop leadership skills
3.2 Implement a range of activities to assist the development of community leadership
3.3 Provide individuals with structured and supported opportunities to experience leadership
3.4 Identify and acknowledge the expertise, skills and contributions of the community to leadership

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

You will be involved in learning activities in a day long workshop which will include group discussions and group work activities based on workshop content. You will also be required to undertake independent studies. Reflection on your own work context is a significant aspect of this course and you will be given opportunities to discuss and think about your own practice.

Teaching Schedule

There are 19 workshops scheduled for this program. Workshop 7 covers this unit

Workshop Title Workshop content Date Unit of Competency and elements covered
7 Social and cultural factors in Community Development work You will explore the skills and knowledge required to enable effective and viable leadership to be provided within an community dvelopment context April 9th CHCCD509C Support community leadership. E 1,2,3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


Other Resources

Preparatory reading material and/or youtube recordings will be made available prior to workshops (where relevant). Where the teacher has used a powerpoint presentation during the workshop, these resources and other learning activities and handouts will be made available to enroled students post the workshop via electronic methods.

Overview of Assessment

This course requires you to demonstrate your knowledge and application of skills in relation to working with community members to develop leadership capacities that will enhance their ability to lead and work within groups to collaboratively undertake project activities. Assessment includes written responses to underpinning knowledge questions, 3rd party evidence and participation in a scenario based in the workshop. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

For this course you will be required to complete 3 assessment tasks:

Task 1: You will provide written responses to questions repesented in Project Portfolio - Part A, describing the capacpity building activities, such as individual mentoring or group training, that you have provided to facilitiate the development of project mamagement  and leadership skills.

Task 2: You will undertake to have your workplace supervisor or volunteer coordinator complete a statement, developed by RMIT, testifying to your skills in developing group capacity in leadership skills.

Task 3: During the workshop, you will participate in a scenario whereby you will develop a series of capacity building activities for members of a fictional community project group in order to develop their skills in specific aspects of project work. You will need to prepare a skills audit identifying specific skills evident both individually and collectively, skills for development and step by step details of how the training will occur. You will also need to demonstrate how you would evaluate the effectiveness of your training plans and implementation.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the Program Coordinator.

This program is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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