This unit (CHCCDE003) describes the skills and knowledge 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. This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - engaged with at least 1 community group in order to develop 1 action plan relevant to community priorities. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevance of the community development work role and functions to maintaining sustainability of the workplace, including environmental, economic, workforce and social sustainability; - traditional community development approaches; - principles and practices of contemporary community development approaches and techniques for mobilisation in relation to: asset-based (ABCD); rights-based; - impact of current and changing social, political and economic contexts; - strategies for addressing individual differences, and; - principles and practices of community development work.

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