Course Title: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: HUSO5217C

Course Title: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9494

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jacqueline Rumble  

Jacqueline.rumble@rmit.edu.au 

Lydia Burns 

Lydia.burns@rmit.edu.au 

 

Nominal Hours: 25

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

The unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Element:

1. Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the potential impact of cultural factors on service delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients 1.2 Identify critical issues that influence relationships and communication with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1.3 Establish key aspects of cultural safety in consultation with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1.4 Evaluate the extent to which cultural safety is integrated in own work and workplace

Element:

2. Model cultural safety in own work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ensure work practices are grounded in awareness of one's own cultural bias 2.2 Reflect awareness of own and other cultures in work practices 2.3 Use communication techniques and work practices that show respect for the cultural differences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2.4 Engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander interpreters and colleagues as cultural brokers, according to situation needs

Element:

3. Develop strategies for improved cultural safety

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Support the development of effective partnerships between staff, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities 3.2 Identify and utilise resources to promote partnerships 3.3 Devise and document ways to support the delivery of services and programs that are culturally safe and encourage increased participation 3.4 Integrate strategies that encourage self-determination and community control in services and programs

Element:

4. Evaluate cultural safety strategies

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Agree outcomes against which cultural safety strategies can be measured 4.2 Involve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in evaluations 4.3 Evaluate programs and services against desired outcomes 4.4 Revise strategies based on evaluation with appropriate engagement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


Learning Outcomes


The unit develops the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with 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.

 Teaching Schedule   

Week

CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002 Elements

1

 

Diversity of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures

Impact of invasion and dominance of western system

Loss of land and culture

Intergenerational trauma

1

2

 Historical, Social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander  people

Cultural safety

Cultural competence

 

2,3

3

 

Historical, Social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander  people

Cultural bias and impacts

Cultural safety and cultural competence 

Modelling and developing strategies to improve cultural safety

2,3

4

 

Policies and legislation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

Identifying cultural safety issues in own work

1,2

5

 

Factors impacting on health and well-being

Intergenerational trauma

 

1,2,3

6

 

Identifying appropriate personnel to obtain knowledge of local region and cultural identity
Integrating cultural safety in the workplace

 

1,2,3

 

7

 

Culture and language

Diversity of culture and languages; Victorian Koori languages

Accessing community resources to support the learning of Koori languages; VACL

Modelling and developing strategies to improve cultural safety and strategies to develop cultural competence

 

 1,2,3

 8

Excursion - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and languages

Historical, social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander  people

 1,2,3
 9

 

 Assessment Task One:  Cultural Awareness task

 

 1,2,3
 10

 

Western systems and structures and how these impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their engagement with services

Factors impacting on health and well-being

Develop own skills and knowledge to enhance interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students



 

 1,3
 11

 

 Use cultural diversity to enhance education opportunities for all students

 Reviewing and evaluating cultural safety strategies

 3,4
 12

 

Identifying barriers to student learning

Factors impacting on health and well-being

Impact of trauma

Cultural bias and impacts


 3,4
 13

 

Language and numeracy learning

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people planning and delivering services and programs



 

 2, 3,4
 14 

Language and numeracy learning

Cultural safety

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people planning and delivering services and programs

 2, 3,4
 15

 

Range of teaching and learning strategies
Reviewing and evaluating cultural safety strategies

 2, 3,4

 

 16

 

Assessment task Two:  Literacy and Numeracy

 2, 3,4
 17

 

Reflecting on own experiences using Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Assessment task Three: Observation and Demonstration in work placement (Week 5-17)



 

 1, 2, 3,4

 


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 
• USB (Memory stick)

 


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate the specified essential skills and knowledge 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 Tasks

Assessment Task One:  Cultural awareness assignment    (Week 9)

Assessment Task Two:  Literacy and Numeracy  (Week 16)

Assessment Task Three: Observation/Demonstration in workplacement   (Week 5-17)

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. 

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.

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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