CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

The CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development focuses on important areas such as economic development, self determination, politics of Aboriginal development and community planning.

Course Description

CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

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What is this course?

The CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development focuses on important areas such as economic development, self determination, politics of Aboriginal development and community planning.

Participation will give individuals a better understanding of the functions and
responsibilities of Indigenous controlled community organisations, as well as mainstream organisations servicing Indigenous community members.

Course participants are required to work on a community based project as part of assessment for this course.

Who is this course suited to?

This course is suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are currently working in an advisory or project management role within a community organisation or wish to work in similar roles.

The qualification applies to community development work that aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. Work includes assisting community organisations and members to develop techniques and frameworks to facilitate this process.

Program Duration & Schedule

Tranby programs are delivered over a series of face-to-face training sessions (‘blocks’) of five days’ duration (Monday to Friday). Blocks are usually held 5 to 8 weeks apart, with a total of between 5 and 8 blocks, depending on the program. Delivery programs vary, to meet the needs of individual class groups whether it be Block release or on location weekly classes. Program duration will vary accordingly.

Students are also required to spend at least 15 hours per week between blocks undertaking research, reading and assessment activities.

Assessments must be submitted prior to the subsequent block.

Units of Competency

  • CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCCDE010 Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation
  • CHCCDE005 Develop and support relevant community resources
  • CHCCDE012 Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
  • CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • BSBATSIC511 Plan and conduct a community meeting
  • BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • CHCCDE009 Develop and support community leadership
  • CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies
  • CHCCDE006 Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • CHCCDE008 Support community action
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Costs

Travel and accommodation for students travelling to Sydney is provided in accordance with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ‘Away from Base’ guidelines. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.  ABSTUDY support is based on individual circumstances.

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