This unit (CHCCDE012) describes the skills and knowledge required to work within community and government structures to enable community development processes. 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: - identified aspects of at least 1 organisation's structure and philosophy which support community development work and the potential implicit barriers to that work, and; - prepared at least 1 report on community development activities and projects in a comprehensive and accurate manner and presented to relevant stakeholders and management.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant legislation and public policies; - structures and systems that support or present barriers to community development; - principles of participatory democracy; - range of management and governance structures operating with the community services industry; - social, economic, political, cultural and economic development; - all possible funding sources; - critical theories for analysing human service organisations; - critique of managerial approaches, and; - change management principles.

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