This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide opportunities for community groups and individuals to participate and design cooperative arrangements for addressing common concerns.  This unit 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.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - contributed to the development of at least 1 community activity plan in collaboration with key people and groups, including supported participation of key stakeholders in planning activities on at least 3 occasions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant legislation and public policies; - social, community and youth issues; - contemporary economics and politics and their impact on community development; - community development as a social change strategy; - traditional community development approaches; - principles and practices of contemporary community development approaches and techniques for mobilisation in relation to: asset-based (ABCD); rights-based, and; - funding sources and their policies and strategies for encouraging community input and participation.

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