Develop and implement community development strategies

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 CHCCD615A, 'Develop and implement community development strategies'.
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. Establish and build community based group processes

1.1 Use appropriate interpersonal skills to ensure that stories are heard and understood and to test there is common understanding

1.2 Respond to individual and group concerns in a manner which shows respect and identifies the public concern

1.3 Support individuals to identify others who may share their concerns

1.4 Employ relevant facilitation skills to assist people to identify when community development processes may not be the appropriate mechanism to address their issue and to provide appropriate referrals

1.5 Identify and address barriers to moving private concerns into public community action

1.6 Facilitate identification and development of community development strategies for proceeding with community actions

1.7 Identify structures and networks relevant to proposed community actions

2. Research and analyse structures and systems relevant to the public concern

2.1 Identify the structures and systems which have created and maintain issues within the public arena

2.2 Assist the group to develop strategies to seek positive change to these structures and systems

2.3 Implement strategies to seek positive change

2.4 Evaluate and review strategies in light of change achieved.

3. Facilitate processes to support community action

3.1 Undertake all work in a timely manner

3.2 Assist groups to implement appropriate mechanisms and actions which will address the range of issues

3.3 Contribute to the development of policies and processes which will facilitate resolution of group concerns in the public arena

3.4 Routinely use effective interpersonal skills to motivate the group to work cooperatively

3.5 Undertake appropriate work to develop and implement operational arrangements which will facilitate group processes

3.6 Provide appropriate level of support within the defined work role to develop and maintain group processes and facilitate achievement of identified outcomes

3.7 Provide appropriate support to ensure there is ongoing evaluation of group processes

3.8 Assist the group to access additional assistance and resources as required

3.9 Develop and apply a strategy for managing a number of community development activities

4. Develop and maintain relevant networks

4.1 Identify and prioritise networking needs and established new networks as required to meet community and group needs and organisation objectives

4.2 Develop and maintain strategic alliances with key individuals and groups covering a range of issues relevant to work role

4.3 Incorporate significant cultural practices, needs and traditions into the networking strategy and its development

4.4 Implement strategies to develop effective new networks in consultation with key people and in accordance with organisation objectives

4.5 Make available information about new network to others as appropriate

4.6 Develop and implement processes for engaging relevant community members to collect and disseminate information as appropriate to ensure effective operation of the network

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCD615A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC51208 - Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention
  • CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC50708 - Diploma of Community Development
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • PSP50204 - Diploma of Government (Community Capacity)
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)