This unit (CHCGRP001) describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in, and provide general support for, group work. It does not include the leadership or facilitation of groups. This unit applies to individuals involved group work in a range of community service settings. They work according to established organisation procedures. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.

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: - participated in, and supported the activities of, at least 3 different groups, where groups comprise at least 5 members, and; - modelled the following communication skills when participating in groups.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and ethical considerations for group work, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice; - policies and procedures; - nature of groups and the way they operate at an overview level; - communication techniques and how they are used within groups; - nature of resources provided to groups, and; - nature of support provided.

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