Unit of competency details

SISXCAI306A - Facilitate groups (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 06/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groupsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 02/Sep/2015
Supersedes SRXGRO001A - Facilitate a groupN Based on SRXGRO001A but not equivalent. Incorporates outcomes of SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict 06/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS50612 - Diploma of Sport DevelopmentDiploma of Sport Development 1-2 
SIS50610 - Diploma of Sport DevelopmentDiploma of Sport Development 1-2 
SIS40612 - Certificate IV in Sport DevelopmentCertificate IV in Sport Development 1-3 
SIS40610 - Certificate IV in Sport DevelopmentCertificate IV in Sport Development 1-2 
SIS40512 - Certificate IV in Sport CoachingCertificate IV in Sport Coaching 1-2 
SIS30513 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation 
SIS30512 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation 1-2 
SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation 1-2 
SIS30413 - Certificate III in Outdoor RecreationCertificate III in Outdoor Recreation 
SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor RecreationCertificate III in Outdoor Recreation 1-4 
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Skill sets that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Skill sets that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SISSS00101 - Trail Bike Riding Instruct Advanced SkillsTrail Bike Riding Instruct Advanced Skills 1-4 
SISSS00100 - Trail Bike Guide - Overnight RidesTrail Bike Guide - Overnight Rides 1-2 
SISSS00099 - Trail Bike Guide - Day RidesTrail Bike Guide - Day Rides 1-2 
SISSS00098 - Trail Bike GuideTrail Bike Guide 1-3 
SISSS00097 - Tennis OfficiatingTennis Officiating 1-2 
SISSS00094 - Surf Life Saving OfficiatingSurf Life Saving Officiating 1-4 
SISSS00091 - Skiing Ski Touring Guide Overnight IntermediateSkiing Ski Touring Guide Overnight Intermediate 1-2 
SISSS00090 - Skiing Instructor Downhill TelemarkingSkiing Instructor Downhill Telemarking 1-5 
SISSS00089 - Skiing Instructor Cross Country Intermediate EnvironmentsSkiing Instructor Cross Country Intermediate Environments 1-2 
SISSS00088 - Skiing Guide Overnight Ski TouringSkiing Guide Overnight Ski Touring 1-5 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090513 Counselling  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090513 Counselling  18/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

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Release 

Comments 

3

Updated.

Reduction of repetition.

No changes to competency outcome.

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish a functional group within the context of a sport, fitness and recreation activity. The unit focuses on the ability to facilitate a group of clients participating in a sport, fitness and recreation activity or a group of people within a sport, fitness or recreation organisation.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to those who work with groups in a range of settings in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. This may include those working in after-school or holiday-care programs in a range of locations, those assisting with community coaching activities, or those undertaking a supporting role in indoor and outdoor recreation activities, such as camps and other guided activities as well as those working in fitness venues.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Plan for the establishment of a group.

1.1. Identify the activity goals of the individuals and group.

1.2. Identify group dynamics  and potential barriers  to group development and performance.

1.3. Establish a group performance  plan to meet needs and activity outcomes.

2. Develop group commitment and cooperation.

2.1. Develop group effectiveness through active participation of all group members.

2.2. Establish systems and mechanisms to monitor and review group development and performance.

2.3. Develop and implement strategies to reduce and eliminate barriers.

2.4. Demonstrate use of open communication to establish trust, confidence and ownership in group decision-making, feedback and problem-solving processes.

3. Facilitate group processes and performance.

3.1. Demonstrate use of collaborative approaches  to develop effective working relationships.

3.2. Facilitate individual and collective engagement while maintaining group cohesion.

3.3. Devolve responsibility and accountability to group members, where appropriate to the activity context, program aims and group members’ abilities.

3.4. Implement effective conflict-resolution strategies where appropriate.

3.5. Demonstrate routine use of inclusive communication strategies.

3.6. Monitor the performance of group members using established review systems.

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • problem-solving skills to address activity-specific problems and client interaction or conflict
  • communication and interpersonal skills to enhance interaction with clients
  • conflict-resolution and negotiation skills to enable smooth functioning of the group
  • literacy skills to enable the creation of written plans and performance records.

Required knowledge 

  • theories of group dynamics to understand and respond to group behaviour
  • stages of group formation, such as forming, norming, storming, performing and adjourning to enable effective and constructive group support
  • leadership styles, categories and types
  • facilitation techniques to assist the group to obtain the best outcomes.

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • identify and clarify group and individual goals and interact effectively with group members who have diverse styles, aspirations, cultures and perspectives
  • establish a functional group in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • analyse problems and barriers to group development and participation and develop appropriate strategies to address and resolve them
  • communicate clearly and concisely with the group and handle uncertainty and conflict in a positive manner before it adversely affects group performance
  • encourage group to openly propose, discuss and resolve issues and create opportunities to celebrate and promote group and individual success by providing positive leadership.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • interaction with and facilitation of a group of clients participating in a sport and recreation activity on multiple occasions to demonstrate competency and consistency of performance.

Assessment must also ensure access to:

  • diverse groups of clients participating in a sport, fitness and recreation activity, or persons within a sport, fitness or recreation organisation.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • observation of planning for a group activity
  • observation of interacting with a range of groups, including facilitating group processes
  • observation of applying effective conflict-resolution techniques
  • oral and or written questioning to assess knowledge of techniques and activity skills in relation to the session
  • third-party reports from a supervisor detailing appropriate work performed by the individual.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • SISXCAI303A Plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the individual, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Group dynamics  may include:

  • communication
  • decision making
  • conflict resolution
  • trust
  • safety
  • respect.

Barriers  may include:

  • conflict of interest
  • conflict between individual and group goals
  • personality clashes
  • poor communication skills
  • lack of group cohesion and commitment to goals
  • poorly defined roles and responsibilities.

Group performance  may include:

  • monitoring and assessment methods
  • factors that may contribute to optimal performance, such as:
  • task allocation
  • mentoring.

Collaborative approaches  may include:

  • group management skills
  • group decision making
  • listening skills
  • negotiation techniques
  • defining roles and responsibilities.

Unit Sector(s)

Cross-Sector.

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Coaching and Instruction.

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