Administration in the Local Church

Administration in the Local Church

Like any business the church has to deal with administration, sometimes dealing with Feferal, State or local legislation along with denoinational requirements.

This particular unit Local Church Administration utilities “CHCADMIN403D Undertake Administrative Work” from the Community Services Training packages units. You are required to demonstrate your competency in general office work.

For the purpose of the Diploma your reporting and documentation to us will be at the level of someone who is involved with the group and in oversight or management, even though you may not actually be in oversight.

While much ministry is between people good office skills are required to ensure the continuing success of the ministry. Even with good staff a knowledge of administration is required to oversee the administration. The success of businesses and ministries are severely restricted by the absence of good office skills.


This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Essential knowledge :

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include knowledge of:

  • Appropriate practices to enhance sustainability in the work context, in particular through efficient use of resources
  • Manufacturers guidelines for particular equipment
  • Organisation equipment ordering and recording systems
  • Organisation occupational health and safety policies
  • Organisation reporting procedures

Essential skills :

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:

Demonstrate competency across the full range of equipment that the worker would be expected to use in the workplace, including equipment modified for use by people with disabilities or other special needs. 

Take into account opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues, including appropriate practices to ensure efficient use of resources

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate this unit of competency :

  • The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills
  • This unit is most appropriately assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of workplace conditions
  • This may include the use of languages other than English and alternative communication systems
  • Assessment must include the normal range of workplace situations

Access and equity considerations :

  • All workers in community services should be aware of access, equity and human rights issues in relation to their own area of work
  • All workers should develop their ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • In recognition of particular issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, workers should be aware of cultural, historical and current issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Assessors and trainers must take into account relevant access and equity issues, in particular relating to factors impacting on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

Context of and specific resources for assessment :This unit can be assessed independently, however holistic assessment practice with other community services units of competency is encouraged,  Resources required for assessment include:

  • access to appropriate workplace where assessment can take place
  • simulation of realistic workplace setting for assessment

 This unit can be completed through our Online Training Portal or though the development of a Comprehensive Skills Portfolio.

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