Communicate effectively within a community development context

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 CHCCD515A, 'Communicate effectively within a community development context'.
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. Contribute to the development of effective communication strategies

1.1 Develop, promote, implement and review strategies for internal and external dissemination of information as required to maximise effectiveness of community development programs projects and activities

1.2 Gather and distribute information in respectful ways which value the integrity and ownership of the information

1.3 In developing and implementing strategies, address special communication needs to avoid discrimination in the workplace

1.4 Establish channels of communication and review regularly

1.5 Use negotiation and conflict resolution strategies where required to promote effective operation of the organisation

1.6 Negotiate issues with key stakeholders, community members and staff to facilitate mutually acceptable outcomes

1.7 Maintain relevant work-related networks and relationships to meet objectives

1.8 Ensure all communication with community members and colleagues is appropriate

2. Represent the organisation to a range of groups

2.1 Present relevant, appropriately researched material in internal and external forums, in an appropriate manner

2.2 Ensure presentations are clear and sequential and delivered within a predetermined time, and utilise appropriate media to enhance the presentation and address audience needs

2.3 Respond to questions from the audience in a manner consistent with organisation standards

2.4 Respect and consider differences in views in a way that values and encourages contributions of others

3. Facilitate group discussions

3.1 Define and implement mechanisms that enhance effective group interactions

3.2 Routinely use strategies that encourage all group members to participate, including seeking and acknowledging contributions from all members

3.3 Foster leadership within the group

3.4 Support defining and recording of group member roles and responsibilities

3.5 Routinely set and follow objectives and agendas for meetings and discussions

3.6 Provide relevant information to groups as appropriate to facilitate outcomes

3.7 Summarise, affirm and review agreements for action established within the group

3.8 Evaluate group communication strategies to promote ongoing participation of all parties

3.9 Identify and address the specific communication needs of individuals

3.10 Address conflicts between organisation's purpose and group aims

4. Support group participants to produce quality written materials

4.1 Ensure writing is succinct and clear and presented in a logical and sequential way to match audience needs and the purpose of the document

4.2 Ensure all written documentation produced addresses organisation guidelines and current accepted standards of writing in line with purpose

4.3 Prepare and provide appropriate and timely advice to management and group members as required

4.4 Support group members to develop written skills

5. Support group participants to engage the media

5.1 Determine the appropriate media medium to meet group objectives

5.2 Develop an action plan for engagement with the media

5.3 Develop cooperative arrangements with media contacts

5.4 Provide relevant and succinct information to the media

5.5 Support the group to participate in impromptu media interviews

5.6 Evaluate success or otherwise of outcomes of media campaign

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCD515A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC50708 - Diploma of Community Development
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)