This unit covers running effective council meetings. It is appropriate for those responsible for conducting subgroups or committee meetings. It recognises the importance of ensuring that clear and well-planned objectives are set for meetings and that proceedings are conducted in accordance with accepted protocols.

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in remote and Indigenous communities and councils. Knowledge of the legislation and regulations within which councils must operate is essential. The role of elected members and senior management in leading and supporting their communities, and the identification of processes and solutions to meet the specific needs of communities, must be appropriately reflected.

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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: - oral and written communication; - interpersonal skills, including courtesy and respect for diversity; - presentation skills; - research capacity; - negotiation and debating; - management, and; - self-discipline.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - meeting procedures; - council or authority regulations; - protocols and codes of conduct; - community or locality knowledge, including history and current events, traditions, customs and social issues, and; - current communications technology.

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