Overview
Task - Event 1: Interview and report
Task - Event 2: Written essay

Overview

The suggested assessment events for this module have been mapped to the unit of competence CHCYTH1A and correspond with the learning outcomes listed at the beginning of this module, Perspectives on Working with Young People. Over the course of this program learners could be required to complete the following assessments (Event 1: Interview and report or Event 2: Written essay).

Task - Event 1: Interview and report

Part A

Visit two youth-related agencies or youth-related projects in your area and conduct a taped (audio) interview with a worker, coordinator or manager to discuss the following:
  1. The nature of the agency and the specific services it offers to young people. Are young people and their peers and families involved in the development of their programs?

  2. What are some of the underlying philosophical beliefs and values of the agency in regard to working with young people?

  3. What impact does socio-cultural, economic and/or political influences have on the young people in the area and on the agency's service provision, rules and guidelines?

  4. What are some of the strategies they adopt when working directly with young people, and their peers and families?
The tape should be no longer than 15 minutes in length. Learners should ensure they maintain confidentiality by asking permission to use the tape as a resource for their assessment. They may need to change the names of the people interviewed and the name of the agency (if they require this).Top of page

Part B - written exercise

Write a report discussing your interview findings and provide a summary of the responses to each of the four questions asked. Include your own assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the agency and their projects. 1000 words.

Assessment criteria

The following key areas are to assist you and the learners in providing a guide for marking the assessment for this particular unit:
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate appropriately and conduct an effective interview.
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct the interview in a timely and professional manner ensuring that all questions are addressed and answered appropriately.
  • Demonstrates ability to collate and process the information gathered during the interview and record the findings in a clear, concise manner.

Task - Event 2: Written essay

Describe adolescent development as a stage of lifespan development referring to at least three theoretical models. In addition, describe at least two social/cultural and/or political influences on adolescent health and development. 1000-1200 words.

Assessment criteria

The following key areas are to assist you and the learners in providing a guide for marking the assessment for this particular unit:
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the theoretical models and how they relate to the development of adolescence.
  • Ability to link theory with practical experiences within the workplace and incorporate these in the essay.
  • Provides evidence of additional reading and resources to support written material.