Undertake community sector work within own community

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 CHCCS421A, 'Undertake community sector work within own community'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake community sector work within own community' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Address cultural issues and complexities when working in own community

1.1 Apply an understanding of the cultural issues and complexities of working with own community

1.2 Identify historical, social, political, economic and environmental factors which currently impact on people in the community

1.3 Identify potential issues related to the delivery of programs and services to own community for self and community members

1.4 Identify current strategies, programs and models that address identified issues and apply in work practice

2. Apply appropriate service frameworks and models

2.1 Identify suitable services and organisations and clarify their potential role and approach to addressing community issues

2.2 Identify appropriate frameworks for service delivery in the community, taking into account potential issues and conflicts related to service delivery

2.3 Promote and select services and approaches that support individuals and the community to be self-determining and empowered

2.4 Demonstrate commitment to achieving access and equity to services for community members, in line with identified need

2.5 Establish and maintain networks with relevant agencies and associated services (e.g. housing agencies) to support individuals and communities

3. Work in a culturally safe manner

3.1 Consider and respect local community values, beliefs and roles when providing services to individuals and the community

3.2 Apply cultural safety protocols in implementing government policies, undertaking research and data collection and delivering services to individuals and the community

3.3 Identify cultural or belief based factors that may present a barrier to behaviour change and/or adaptation to current circumstances

3.4 Identify cultural or belief based factors that may produce stress and have a potential to impact own work practices and report to organisation as appropriate to support service delivery and personal well being

3.5 Deliver services safely as limited by own level of competence and responsibility and in line with organisation policies, regulatory requirements and community protocols

4. Apply strategies and policies relevant to service delivery

4.1 Identify aspects of organisation service strategies, policies, bodies and resources relevant to work in specific communities

4.2 Apply strategies and policies to address identified needs of individuals and the community

4.3 Identify barriers to access and equity in relation to services

4.4 Take available opportunities to advocate on behalf of individuals and/or the community

4.5 Maintain confidentiality of client information

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCS421A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC41408 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care)
  • CHC30508 - Certificate III in Social Housing
  • CHC40808 - Certificate IV in Community Development
  • CHC41608 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support)
  • CHC41208 - Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC51408 - Diploma of Youth Work
  • CHC41508 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection)
  • CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC40908 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
  • CHC51008 - Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC50208 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs)
  • CHC20108 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC50808 - Diploma of Social Housing
  • CHC30708 - Certificate III in Children's Services
  • CHC50708 - Diploma of Community Development
  • CHC51308 - Diploma of Education Support
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • CHC50308 - Diploma of Community Services (Mental health)
  • CHC50908 - Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care)