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.