Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within a community development framework.

A community development framework, may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.

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 under the guidance of a supervisor.


Relevance of the community development work role and functions to maintaining sustainability of the workplace, including environmental, economic, workforce and social sustainability.
Traditional community development approaches.
Principles and practices of contemporary community development approaches and techniques for mobilisation.
Impact of current and changing social, political and economic contexts.
Strategies for addressing individual differences.
Principles and practices of community development work.

Teaching Strategies

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.