This unit (CHCDFV003) describes the knowledge and skills required to identify gaps in existing information, services and resources and to promote community awareness of domestic and family violence issues to support prevention. This unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts. These workers may not be specialised family violence workers.

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: - developed at least 1 program to promote community awareness of domestic and family violence including using communication methods suited to the specific community.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory) for domestic and family violence, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice; - general principles and practices of community development, education and consciousness raising; - domestic violence and its context; - underpinning values and philosophies relating to domestic violence; - cultural and language groups represented within the local/regional community, and a respect for their values and beliefs; - impacts of cultural, sub-cultural, social, sexual identity, religious, gender, age, disability, language issues, etc. on attitudes towards domestic violence; - key people and groups within the community who are able to influence community values; - current theory and research knowledge in the domestic violence area; - processes used to formally and informally communicate the domestic violence prevention needs of the community; - organisation current domestic violence activities, programs and services; - current organisation procedures, protocols and practice for promotion of services, and; - program planning techniques.

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