This unit (CHCCDE011) describes the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals, groups and the community to identify issues and develop cooperative processes to facilitate change. 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: - conducted research and analysis of at least 1 community priority and identified the structures and systems contributing to the concern; - engaged collaboratively with at least 1 community group to develop strategies to address their priorities; - supported at least 3 activities to facilitate community participation, and; - developed and maintained public processes to address common issues.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant legislation and public policies; - community processes and protocols; - funding sources and their policies and strategies for encouraging community input and participation; - principles and practices of community development work; - traditional community development approaches; - principles and practices of contemporary community development approaches and techniques for mobilisation; - representation, lobbying and advocacy; - power and conflict management; - principles of networking and the role of partnerships; - policies and processes for data collection and analysis; - key methods of information dissemination and the benefits of use; - general and cultural issues relating to specific client community groups, and; - group processes.

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