Competencies covered

Competency: CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs

Element: 1. Develop program parameters

1.1 Analyse issues of wide community concern to develop an agency position and to ascertain the priority for new program
1.2 Undertake appropriate work to ascertain support, capacity for a coordinated effort and factors which will effect provision of services
1.3 Undertake research to identify key people, priorities to be addressed, possible strategies and options for action
1.4 Identify measures and evidence of program plan success and possible risks
1.5 Develop appropriate plans via participation of relevant communities and stakeholders

Element: 2. Design programs with the community

2.1 Develop a program plan which reflects identified parameters and incorporates an evaluation of a range of program options within organisation policy
2.2 Engage stakeholder participation to determine preferred program options particularly in areas of high priority or with targeted communities
2.3 Seek help from participating agencies for implementation arrangements
2.4 Develop and implement promotion and marketing strategies
2.5 Develop and maintain systems and resources for administrative support of community programs
2.6 Identify and seek resources

Element: 3. Implement programs

3.1 Conduct and evaluate pilots and make adjustments to ensure the program achieves its objectives
3.2 Implement and monitor in accordance to the plan

Element: 4. Evaluate programs

4.1 Evaluate program design and outcomes according to criteria and specifications identified in the program plan
4.2 Use results of evaluation for revision and ongoing development
4.3 Involve interested and/or relevant people in program evaluation

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop community programs to ensure maximum participation.

This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and have the responsibility of supervision of others.


Relevant legislation and public policies.
Social, community and youth issues.
Contemporary economics and politics and their impact on community development.
Traditional community development approaches.
Principles and practices of contemporary community development approaches and techniques for mobilisation.
Social movements.
Sociology fundamentals.

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.