Work within a community development framework

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCD412B, 'Work within a community development framework'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Operate within a community development framework

1.1 Reflect a current working knowledge and understanding of community development vision and mission in work undertaken

1.2 Reflect through work, a commitment to working with communities to resolve their issues through enhancing skills, accessing appropriate support and working with others in the community who share concerns and issues

1.3 Underpin work with a commitment to the principles of community development

1.4 Demonstrate understanding of the interrelationships of the needs and rights of the individual, the family, the community and society

1.5 Reflect through work, a demonstrated understanding of the impact of current and changing social, political and economic contexts

1.6 Work in a manner which reflects the impact of worker's own value base and values within a community development framework

2. Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work

2.1 Employ appropriate interpersonal skills to hear individual stories and distinguish between private and public issues

2.2 Identify the individual's willingness to engage in a public process to bring about change and facilitate the move from private concern to public action

2.3 Provide appropriate referrals to assist people to deal with personal issues

2.4 Ensure all work reflects and meets duty of care responsibilities

3. Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes

3.1 Contribute to analysis of community needs

3.2 Identify shared community needs within the public group processes

3.3 Identify appropriate strategies with the group in order to ensure community issues are addressed

3.4 Identify community structures and resources available to groups to maximise outcomes for groups

3.5 Provide advice and information to groups and individuals as required to ensure they are fully informed about relevant issues and opportunities

4. Work effectively with diversity in the community

4.1 Ensure all work reflects a commitment to the principles of access and equity

4.2 Ensure all work reflects respect and understanding of individual differences

4.3 Ensure all work reflects recognition of the positive contribution of diversity in the community

4.4 Adapt inclusive work processes that enhance people's participation

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCD412B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC30108 - Certificate III in Community Services Work
  • CHC40608 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC40808 - Certificate IV in Community Development
  • CHC41808 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC52208 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC51408 - Diploma of Youth Work
  • CHC42508 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Information, advice and referral)
  • CHC40908 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
  • CHC50808 - Diploma of Social Housing
  • CHC41008 - Certificate IV in Community Services Advocacy
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • CHC30608 - Certificate III in Active Volunteering
  • HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)