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Unit of competency details

CHCCDE008 - Support community action (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHCCD508D - Support community actionThis 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 to knowledge evidence 05/Aug/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 06/Aug/2015


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090599 Human Welfare Studies And Services, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090599 Human Welfare Studies And Services, N.e.c.  02/Nov/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

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 to knowledge evidence

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the community to represent their own priorities and aspirations through social and public action.

This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and have the responsibility of supervision of others.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond to community priorities

1.1 Plan and implement appropriate opportunities for people in the community to promote their priorities and aspirations

1.2 Research and document a range of models of participation and research methods

1.3 Identify, develop and agree with key people strategies for meeting community priorities

2. Support identified community priorities

2.1 Assess relevance and appropriateness of a range of mechanisms and actions to address community priorities

2.2 Calculate and assess resources required for availability and appropriateness

2.3 Ensure resourcing to meet community priorities is provided

2.4 Support a community advocacy and lobbying approach

3. Evaluate effectiveness of community action

3.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of activities using accepted strategies and mechanisms

3.2 Review progress of strategies with key people and negotiate and implement required changes

3.3 Document outcomes of evaluations and report to key people

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

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 to knowledge evidence

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has:

  • Supported at least 1 community to identify their rights and represent their own priorities and aspirations through social and public action, including motivating individuals and/or the groups to work cooperatively

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • relevant legislation and public policies
  • social, community and youth issues
  • social structures and systems in the community
  • current social policy and its implementation programs
  • components of strategic planning
  • decision-making systems and leadership
  • community development principles relevant to social action, public processes and assets based approaches
  • community engagement principles
  • ‘community’ as ideological tool
  • social movements
  • social action
  • service promotion
  • general and cultural issues relevant to specific client community group

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. Where simulation is used, it must reflect real working conditions by modelling industry operating conditions and contingencies, as well as, using suitable facilities, equipment and resources.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53