Community Development: Introduction

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015.
  • Work within a community development framework (CHCCDE003)
  • Develop and implement community programs (CHCCDE002)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Please note: This course is only available via credit card payment at the time of registration.

Community development work aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. This work includes delivery of a broad range of programs which contribute to the capacity development, through public social change processes. The work may occur within and across social, environment, arts and culture, economic, and recreation sectors. Workers from this sector need to be able to draw on skills such as empathy, sensitivity, listening and attending, responding appropriately, assertiveness and engagement. How to use these skills will be examined through this distance package.

If you are undertaking a qualification through CCWT and this unit is not listed on your Learning Pathway, please check with CCWT before beginning this distance kit.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Operate within a community development framework and understand terms
  • Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work
  • Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes
  • Work effectively with diversity in the community
  • Work with individuals and the community to promote participation
  • Support existing community activities
  • Develop an information base about the community
  • Establish relationships with key people in the community
  • Apply strategies for linking key people in the community
  • Maintain community facilities and resources

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