Plan and conduct group activities

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 CHCGROUP403D, 'Plan and conduct group activities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Plan and conduct group activities' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Address resourcing issues for group activities

1.1 Plan group activities, including consideration of:

the purposes, defined according to the identified needs of the client group

the human, financial and physical resources required

1.2 Where required resources are not immediately and readily available, make appropriate submissions to potential sources of assistance and resources

1.3 Ensure formal submissions meet requirements of funding guidelines and organisation principles and practice

2. Coordinate a group planning process

2.1 Actively seek opportunities for collaborative planning and promotion of group activities with clients and solicit, analyse and prioritise information about group's needs and expectations

2.2 Negotiate the purpose of group activities with the group in a manner that gives sufficient time and space for individuals to articulate their ideas and wishes and create opportunity for input to ownership of group processes

2.3 Translate purpose of proposed group activity into a set of aims and objectives

2.4 Analyse potential impact on group operation of the values and beliefs of both worker and client and clarify with those involved in planning and implementing group activities

2.5 Deal with contributions and suggestions to group planning processes so as to promote continued participation

2.6 Design group strategies that promote effective group operation and take into account specific characteristics of clients who will participate in the activity or program

3. Manage group processes including responding to conflict

3.1 Promote opportunities for open dialogue and active listening between group members

3.2 Encourage and model sensitivity to participants, regardless of their gender, culture, ethnicity, subculture, sexuality and ability

3.3 When conflict threatens or arises:

implement strategies to prevent it within own role, power and capacity

identify and reinforce the outcomes of positive conflict

clarify and confirm relevant principles and practices of conflict resolution and seek agreement to implement them

encourage acknowledgment of respective rights and responsibilities and perceptions of all participants within the conflict situation

3.4 Offer opportunity to all participants for debriefing, support, mediation, consultation and facilitation throughout conflict resolution processes

4. Evaluate group activities

4.1 Ensure aims and objectives of the group activity provide the basis for evaluation and feedback

4.2 Seek feedback from all group participants on leadership style, group process, achievement of objectives, other achievements and areas for development

4.3 Document evaluation data according to organisation procedures and distribute to relevant people


Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCGROUP403D appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA41104 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC41908 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice
  • CHC40608 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC40808 - Certificate IV in Community Development
  • CHC41808 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC51408 - Diploma of Youth Work
  • CHC51908 - Diploma of Relationship Education
  • CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC42008 - Certificate IV in Employment Services
  • CHC40908 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
  • CHC51708 - Diploma of Counselling
  • CHC50708 - Diploma of Community Development
  • CHC42608 - Certificate IV in Celebrancy
  • CHC42408 - Certificate IV in Relationship Education
  • HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health
  • HLT32307 - Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT32207 - Certificate III in Population Health
  • HLT61107 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)

And the skillsets: