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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: HUSO5216C

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

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454

Course Contact Email: dianne.mackay@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None

Course Description

In this unit students develop 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.

This unit is taught and assessed with CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people.


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


On successful completion of this course you will have developed the skills and knowledge required o demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course’s learning activities will be supported and complimented by RMIT’s online learning management tool Canvas.  Other essential learning activities take place during the workshops, and you will also be required to undertake independent studies. Some learning activities that you may be required to undertake are:

  • Class discussion
  • Group work projects
  • Questioning
  • Workplace simulations and role plays of youth work practice
  • Independent project based work
  • Practical placement


Teaching Schedule

DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Class

Teacher

Topic

Content

Elements of Competency

Resources

Assessment Due Dates

 

1

 

Diverse people

Introduction to Unit

Reflection on own perspectives and knowledge of culture and cultural awareness

Human rights

Key areas of diversity

 

 

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4

2.1,2.2,2.3

 

 

 

In class and Canvas

 

2

 

Excursion

Excursion to be confirmed

Immigration Museum visit and activity

Diversity in Australia

Promote cross-cultural understandings

Cultural Awareness/Competence

Service system

1.3,1.4,

 

2.1,2.2,

3.4,

4.1,4.2,4.3,

In class and Canvas

Immigration Museum visit

 

3

 

“Bringing it all together”

Assessment

Case Study Assessment

Unpack Case study and respond to questions

To be completed in class

2.1,2.2,2.3,

3.1,3.2,3.3,

In class and Canvas

ASSESSMENT TASK 1: Cultural Diversity in Australia today. Questions and Answers. 

 

Class

Teacher

Topic

Content

Elements of Competency

Resources

Assessment Due Dates

4

 

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural safety

Introduction to Unit

Culture, history, social, political impacts.

System and structural impacts on service system access

Racism and discrimination

Storytelling

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4

2.1,2.2

In class and Canvas

ASSESSMENT TASK 2: Cultural Safety.

 

5

 

Excursion

Excursion to be confirmed

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit and Activity

Exploration of Aboriginal culture and history.

Promote cultural safety in the workplace.

 

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4

2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4

4.3,4.4

In class and Canvas

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit

 

6

 

“Bringing it all together”

Assessment on history and culture

In class assessment Aboriginal strengths, history and culture.

 

In class and Canvas

ASSESSMENT TASK 3: Culture and History. 

 

7

 

Working in partnership across the service system

 

Working in a culturally appropriate manner with the Aboriginal community and organisations.

 

 Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

 

 Reflect awareness of own and other cultures in work practices

 

 Support the development of effective partnerships

Identify and utilise resources to promote partnerships

 

In class and Canvas

ASSESSMENT TASK 4: Working Knowledge. 

 

      8

 

“Bringing it all together”

Assessment

Evaluate effectiveness

Case study Assessment, this will be commenced during the class with further research to be completed individually.

1.4

2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 In class and Canvas

4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4

In class and Canvas

ASSESSMENT TASK 5: Cross-cultural communication. 

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

You will be provided resources and tools for learning in this course. These resources will also be provided in Canvas. They include recommended texts, relevant earning materials from subject experts and websites, DVD's, class notes, case studies.


Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment.

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment tasks.

Assessment 1: Questions and Answers

Assessment 2: Questions and Answers / Research

Assessment 3: Questions and Answers / Research

Assessment 4: Questions and Answers / Research

Assessment 5: Role Play

You should refer to the assessment plan which is available on Canvas for details of each assessment task and for detailed assessment criteria.

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

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.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca


Assessment Tasks

Assessments:

 

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Assessment - Questions and Answers

Assessment Task 2: Cultural Safety - Questions and Answers / Research

Assessment Task 3: Culture and History - Questions and Answers / Research

Assessment Task 4: Working Knowledge - Questions and Answers / Research

Assessment Task 5: Cross-cultural communication - work place simulation interview


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Work placement

The Diploma of Youth Work requires 160 hours of work placement in a youth work organisation, undertaking the kinds of professional tasks you could expect to perform while employed as a youth worker.

Police Check
You must obtain evidence of a satisfactory National Police Records Check before undertaking work placements and will need to pay the associated costs.
or
You may be required to obtain a satisfactory National Police Records Check at the request of their placement agency.

Working with Children
You must provide evidence of a satisfactory Working with Children check before undertaking work placements and will need to pay the associated costs.
or
You may be required to obtain a satisfactory Working with Children Check at the request of their placement agency.

Immunisation
You may be required to provide evidence of immunisation for certain diseases before undertaking work placement. You will need to discuss the specific requirements of your placement with the course coordinator and/or WIL practitioner and will need to pay the associated costs for immunisation.

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hardcopy. For every piece of work submitted online you will complete an e-Declaration. The signed cover sheet or e-Declaration acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance

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.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Assessment Appeals
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
1. You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
2. You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
3. You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site:https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/appeals


Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student's work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
• Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.
For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 (unresolved) – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations – http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=r7a7an6qug93

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