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Unit of competency details

CHCCD509C - Support community leadership (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to CHCCD9B - Support community leadershipEquivalent outcome 04/May/2009
Is superseded by CHCCDE009 - Develop and support community leadership This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Significant changes to performance criteria New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant changes in knowledge evidence. 05/Aug/2015

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 05/May/2009

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Usage Recommendation columnRelease
HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental HealthCertificate IV in Indigenous Environmental HealthSuperseded
CHC50413 - Diploma of Youth WorkDiploma of Youth WorkCurrent1-3 
HLT42312 - Certificate IV in Population HealthCertificate IV in Population HealthSuperseded1-2 
CHC50612 - Diploma of Community Services WorkDiploma of Community Services WorkSuperseded
HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population HealthCertificate IV in Population HealthSuperseded
CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services WorkDiploma of Community Services WorkSuperseded
PSP50212 - Diploma of Government (Community Capacity)Diploma of Government (Community Capacity)Deleted
HLT51007 - Diploma of Population HealthDiploma of Population HealthSuperseded
PSP50204 - Diploma of Government (Community Capacity)Diploma of Government (Community Capacity)Superseded1-2 
HLT42412 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental HealthCertificate IV in Indigenous Environmental HealthSuperseded
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Descriptor 

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to design, provide and promote a supporting structure and environment to enable effective and viable leadership to be provided within the community

Application of the Unit

Application 

This unit is intended for application within a community work or community development work context

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains Employability Skills

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements define the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

The Performance Criteria specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Terms in italics are elaborated in the Range Statement.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Develop and maintain support mechanisms 

1.1 Design a range of support mechanisms  to enable the identification of the role, responsibilities, context and accountability of community leadership 

1.2 Identify and address factors which might have an impact on the effectiveness of community leadership 

1.3 Include resources required to support community leadership  development in resource allocations

2. Promote community leadership 

2.1 Create and respond to opportunities to routinely promote the importance of community leadership 

2.2 Ensure the development of structures , processes and practice reflects the defined role and importance of community leadership 

3. Develop leadership skills

3.1 Design and provide learning programs aimed to develop leadership skills

3.2 Implement a range of activities to assist the development of community leadership 

3.3 Provide individuals with structured and supported opportunities to experience leadership

3.4 Identify and acknowledge the expertise, skills and contributions of the community to leadership

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Essential knowledge :

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include knowledge of:

  • Community development principles and strategies
  • Concepts of effective leadership
  • Structure and nature of the community
  • Significant cultural awareness, practices and protocol
  • Availability of skills development training
  • Support mechanisms and structures in the range of relevant communities and cultural contexts

Essential skills :

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and develop opportunities for leadership within the community
  • Provide support for leadership structures and the development of individuals

In addition, the candidate must be able to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include the ability to:

  • Demonstrate application of skills in:
  • negotiation
  • liaison
  • networking
  • facilitation

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

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

  • The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills
  • This unit will be best assessed in the workplace or in a environment that simulates the normal range of workplace conditions
  • Consistency in performance should consider the range of situations in which workers will be supporting community leadership

Access and equity considerations :

  • All workers in community services should be aware of access, equity and human rights issues in relation to their own area of work
  • All workers should develop their ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • In recognition of particular issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, workers should be aware of cultural, historical and current issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Assessors and trainers must take into account relevant access and equity issues, in particular relating to factors impacting on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

Context of and specific resources for assessment :

  • This unit can be assessed independently, however holistic assessment practice with other community services units of competency is encouraged
  • Resources required for assessment include access to a workplace or community or to an effectively simulated environment

Method of assessment :

  • In cases where the learner does not have the opportunity to cover all relevant aspects in the work environment, the remainder should be assessed through realistic simulations, projects, previous relevant experience or oral questioning on 'What if?' scenarios
  • Assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on Essential knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes
  • Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a 'period of time' and/or in a 'number of locations', any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

Range Statement

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. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Community leadership may include :

  • Individuals acting in a formal representative role
  • Elected management committees
  • Formally constituted groups/steering committees/reference groups
  • Key people with recognised influence

Support mechanisms may include :

  • Resources
  • Information/training development
  • Recruitment and selection of leaders and managers
  • Networks
  • Groups
  • Practice frameworks
  • Individual and ongoing support
  • Procedures for identifying potential community leaders

Structures may include :

  • Management
  • Consultations
  • Accountability
  • Decision-making
  • Advisory systems
  • Policy, guidelines, objectives and principles
  • Resources

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable