Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.

This unit applies to any individual involved in planning and leading group activities. Groups may be formal or informal.


Legal and ethical considerations for group work, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice.
Principles and processes of strengths-based practice.
Types and purposes of groups in the community services context.
Types of resources required for group activities.
Dynamics of groups and group behaviour.
Processes and techniques for engaging in, and managing group planning processes.
Communication techniques and how these are applied in working with groups.
Relevant models including stages of group development and stages of change. Types of additional support that may be provided to groups.

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.