Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in, and provide general support for, group work. It does not include the leadership or facilitation of groups.
This unit applies to individuals involved group work in a range of community service settings. They work according to established organisation procedures.


Nature of groups and the way they operate at an overview level.
Legal and ethical considerations for group work, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice.
Policies and procedures.
Communication techniques and how they are used within groups.
Resources that can be provided to groups.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face:

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 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.