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:
- planned and conducted at least 3 different group activities for groups with diverse participant profiles, and;
- facilitated at least 3 different group sessions, each with a minimum group size of 5 people, using the following communication and interpersonal skills: listening; questioning; effective non-verbal communication; empathetic responding; paraphrasing; summarising; negotiation; techniques for maintaining group cohesion; conflict resolution.
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;
- principles and processes of strengths-based practice;
- types and purposes of groups in the community services context;
- types of resources required for group activities;
- dynamics of groups and group behaviour;
- processes and techniques for engaging in, and managing group planning processes;
- communication techniques and how these are applied in working with groups;
- relevant models including stages of group development and stages of change, and;
- types of additional support that may be provided to groups.