Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: EMPL5971C
Course Title: Engage respectfully with young people
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4326 - Certificate IV in Education Support
Course Contact: Robyn Blaikie
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 55
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.
This course describes the knowledge and skills required to communicate effectively with young people (aged 12-25) in work roles with a specific focus on young people.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people
1. Communicate effectively with a diversity of young people
1.1 Listen to the young person to gain understanding of their experiences 1.2 Foster communication exchanges that supports the development of trust and rapport 1.3 Process information about the young persons situation from their perspective 1.4 Use a range of appropriate communication strategies to engage with young people 1.5 Consider cultural sensitivities in communication techniques and adapt style and language to accommodate different cultural values and practices 1.6 Maintain young person's confidentiality in the context that the young person is the primary stakeholder
2. Reflect understanding of youth cultures, sub cultures and development
2.1 Take into account youth culture, sub cultures and development of the young person in all actions and decisions 2.2 Evaluate issues in relation to young person's culture and modify approaches appropriately 2.4 Select activities and resources to promote awareness, respect and value of diversity 2.5 Establish guidelines that are relevant to the culture and background of the young person 2.6 Assess the impact of own cultural values, cultural lens and ethnocentrism in youth work
3. Work with the young person as the focus
3.1 Apply youth centred practices when working with young people 3.2 Respect the rights needs and responsibilities of the young person 3.3 Convey worker rights and responsibilities as necessary 3.4 Establish a professional relationship and boundary expectations with the young person 3.5 Recognise, and manage power inequities in the professional relationship 3.6 Apply principles of ethical decision-making in working with young people
This unit applies to work undertaken in work roles where the young person is the primary client. On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
Your program consists of face to face teaching, Unsupervised Directed Study and you are required to participate in work placement. It is strongly advised you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. You are not required to attend to complete Unsupervised Directed Study, however you are expected to complete the work given and will at times be required to show evidence the work has been completed.
The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities:
• Work Placement
• Group discussion
• Research assignments
• Guest speakers
• Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios
• Realistic simulations and role play
• Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
• Oral Presentations
• Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.
Aspects of human behaviour and development related to young people, personal relationships
Young people, personal relationships and their social development
Different world views and the interrelationship of society, culture, and the young
Own cultural values, cultural lens and ethnocentrism
Diversity in all forms - cultural, sexualities, abilities, socioeconomics, experiences of
migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, geographical locations
Own work role within the context of the youth sector
Statutory frameworks in which the work role functions
Current issues facing young people
Existing services to address their needs and Rights
E1 E2 E3
Principles of access and equity
Youth cultures, social, political, economic and professional frameworks
E1 E2 E3
Principles of ethical decision-making
Principles of ethical decision-making in relation to working with young people
Judgement making skills in working with young people
Applying principles of ethical decision-making
The impact of judgement making skills in working with young people
E1 E2 E3
Establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with young people
E1 E2 E3
Working as part of a team or
Working as a sole worker in working with young people
Advocating for young people
E1 E2 E3
Challenges and issues advocating for young people
E1 E2 E3
Respecting the rights and needs of young people
Recognising and managing power inequtities
Reflecting on engaging respectfully with young people
TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• USB (Memory stick)
Overview of Assessment
You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
• Oral or written questioning
• Assignments and projects
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc
Assessment 1 – Oral Presentation – Engaging respectfully with young people (Week 6)
Assessment 2 – Culture and youth assignment (Week 13)
Assessment 3 - Observation and Demonstration in Work placement (Week 10-18)
Assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the due date. If an extension is required please contact your teacher and/or Coordinator before the due date.
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work.
All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you may be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit. The assessment matrix for units will be available from your teacher and on Blackboard for students to access.
Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students may be asked to attend interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator to discuss academic progress.
Assessment Academic Progress www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
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