This unit (CHCCDE008) describes the skills and knowledge required to support the community to represent their own priorities and aspirations through social and public action. 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 have the responsibility of supervision of others.

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: - Supported at least 1 community to identify their rights and represent their own priorities and aspirations through social and public action, including motivating individuals and/or the groups to work cooperatively.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant legislation and public policies; - social, community and youth issues; - social structures and systems in the community; - current social policy and its implementation programs; - components of strategic planning; - decision-making systems and leadership; - community development principles relevant to social action, public processes and assets based approaches; - community engagement principles; - 'community' as ideological tool; - social movements; - social action; - service promotion, and; - general and cultural issues relevant to specific client community group.

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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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