This unit (CHCCDE004) describes the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals or groups in specific communities and support their engagement in making decisions that affects their lives. 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.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:

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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: - researched individual and group issues of at least 1 specific community, and; - engaged effectively with a range of individuals from at least 1 specific community group, validated by community acceptance over at least 3 different occasions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - social, political, cultural and historical issues that affect or are relevant to specific communities and groups; - models of society; - critique of socialisation theory; - specific information relating to client community group; - culture and diversity; - family and power; - deviance, and; - identity theories.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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