Course Title: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EMPL5966C

Course Title: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email: soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jacqueline Rumble Jacqueline.rumble@rmit.edu.au 9925 9494
Lydia Burns Lydia.burns@rmit.edu.au 9925 9494

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Course Description

This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Element:

1. Reflect cultural awareness in work practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Demonstrate awareness of culture as a factor in all human behaviour by using culturally appropriate work practices 1.2 Use work practices that create a culturally and psychologically safe environment for all persons 1.3 Review and modify work practices in consultation with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds

Element:

2. Accept cultural diversity as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Show respect for cultural diversity in all communication and interactions with co-workers, colleagues and clients 2.2 Use specific strategies to eliminate bias and discrimination in the workplace 2.3 Contribute to the development of work place and professional relationships based on acceptance of cultural diversity

Element:

3. Communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Show respect for cultural diversity in all communication with clients, families, staff and others 3.2 Use communication constructively to develop and maintain effective relationships, mutual trust and confidence 3.3 Where language barriers exist, make efforts to communicate in the most effective way possible 3.4 Seek assistance from interpreters or other persons as required

Element:

4. Resolve cross-cultural misunderstandings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify issues that may cause conflict 4.2 If difficulties or misunderstandings occur, consider the impact of cultural differences 4.3 Make an effort to sensitively resolve differences, taking account of cultural considerations 4.4 Address any difficulties with appropriate people and seek assistance when required


Learning Outcomes


This unit develops the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Unsupervised Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory 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. Your Unsupervised Directed Study will be posted on Blackboard.
 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.


Teaching Schedule

This unit will be delivered weekly.
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. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
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.
 

This unit of competency is clustered with HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander people

 

WeekHLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR403C

Elements

HLTHIR404D

Elements

1

Overview of units including assessments

1,2,3,4 1,2,4
2

Culture/Society
             

 1,2,3,4 

1,2,4 

3

Culture/Society

1,2,3,4

 2,4

4

 Intercultural Understanding

 3,4

 1,2,3,4,5

5

 Intercultural Understanding

3,4

 1,2,3,4,5

6Excursion

Cultural Diversity Week

1,2         4          
7

 Assessment One- Excursion Reflection

  2,3,4

 1,2,3,4

8Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History

2,3,4 

  1,2,3,4

9

Cultural Differences

 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
10Effective Communication 1,2,3,4 4
11 Cultural Safety1,2,3,4 4
12

Role of interpreters

 2,3,41,3,4,5
13

Assessment Two: Research Report

 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4,5
14Transgender

Value systems

1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4,5
15

Conflict Resolution

1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4,5
16Assessment Three: In-class quiz 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4,5
17Course Evaluation1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4,5

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as essential skills required to demonstrate competence in this unit. 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:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• 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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1. Excursion Reflection Week 7

Assessment 2. Research Report Week 13

Assessment 3. In-class Quiz  Week 16


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.
Resubmissions:
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.


Assessment Matrix

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 on Blackboard for students to access.

Other Information

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. www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

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 plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

 

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