CHCDIS017 - Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

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Unit code: CHCDIS017 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and facilitate person-centred strategies for participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance the psychosocial wellbeing and lifestyle of a person with disability.This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:

  • assist at least three people with disability to develop and implement community engagement plans within their individualised plan, including:
  • identifying the person’s needs and preferences through a process of collaboration
  • matching services and networks to the person’s needs and preferences
  • facilitating access to opportunities for the person to establish connections and minimise isolation
  • identifying and addressing barriers to participation
  • identifying and addressing risks.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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