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Unit of competency details

CHCGRP001 - Support group activities (Release 1)

Summary

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Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes CHCGROUP201C - Support the activities of existing groupsThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Merged CHCGROUP201C and CHCGROUP302D. Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant change to knowledge evidence. 07/Dec/2015
Supersedes CHCGROUP302D - Support group activitiesThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Merged CHCGROUP201C and CHCGROUP302D. Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant change to knowledge evidence. 07/Dec/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 08/Dec/2015


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Classifications

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

Classification history

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 29/Apr/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Packagerelease 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Merged CHCGROUP201C and CHCGROUP302D.

Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant change to knowledge evidence.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in, and provide general support for, group work. It does not include the leadership or facilitation of groups.

This unit applies to individuals involved group work in a range of community service settings. They work according to established organisation procedures.

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. Identify the purpose of the group

1.1 Identify and determine activities which meet the group purpose with members of the group,

1.2 Discuss and agree rules for group behaviour with all group members as a participant

1.3 Identify, acknowledge and respect individual differences of workers and group members

1.4 Seek, identify and accommodate goals, needs and expectations of participants according to available resources and scope of own role

1.5 Keep records of group interactions according to organisation documentation requirements

2. Establish and maintain group relationships

2.1 Confirm role played by self and other group members

2.2 Encourage participation of other group members

2.3 Model clear communication and encourage group members to use clear and appropriate communication

2.4 Ensure communication and interactions with group are appropriate to aim and purpose of group

2.5 Implement appropriate processes to address breaches of behaviour according to organisation protocols

2.6 Encourage participants to abide by agreed behaviours

2.7 Promote group achievements in a way which motivates and recognises participants’ efforts

3. Organise resources for group activities

3.1 Identify support and resources to achieve the objectives of the group

3.2 Provide information to group about resources available and guidelines for their use

3.3 Encourage cooperative approach to the use of resources

3.4 Complete reports on use of resources according to organisation procedures

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 Packagerelease 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Merged CHCGROUP201C and CHCGROUP302D.

Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant change 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 evidence that the candidate has:

  • participated in, and supported the activities of, at least 3 different groups, where groups comprise at least 5 members
  • modelled the following communication skills when participating in groups:
  • active listening
  • questioning
  • rapport-building
  • conflict resolution
  • clarity in communication.

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 tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • legal and ethical considerations for group work, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice:
  • codes of conduct
  • discrimination
  • duty of care
  • mandatory reporting
  • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
  • records management
  • work role boundaries – responsibilities and limitations
  • work health and safety
  • policies and procedures
  • nature of groups and the way they operate at an overview level, including:
  • dynamics of groups
  • stages of group development
  • stages of change
  • styles of group leadership and decision-making
  • communication techniques and how they are used within groups, including:
  • active listening and questioning
  • rapport building
  • conflict resolution
  • non-verbal communication
  • nature of resources provided to groups, including:
  • information/referrals
  • facilities
  • equipment/materials
  • administrative support
  • facilitation of meetings
  • worker skills/expertise
  • nature of support provided including:
  • resources managed by the organisation
  • advice, information and facilitation
  • individual or group supervision.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • organisation policies and procedures
  • group member information
  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including:
  • scenarios that involve interactions with groups.

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