Course Title: Work with diverse people
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
Course Code: EMPL7092C
Course Title: Work with diverse people
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4375 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing
Course Contact: Jade Cusworth, Timothy Haigh
Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 8382, 03 9925 4846
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 40
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
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
1. Reflect on own perspectives
1.1 Identify and reflect on own social and cultural perspectives and biases
1.2 Work with awareness of own limitations in self and social awareness
1.3 Use reflection to support own ability to work inclusively and with understanding of others
1.4 Identify and act on ways to improve own self and social awareness
2. Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
2.1 Value and respect diversity and inclusiveness across all areas of work
2.2 Contribute to the development of work place and professional relationships based on appreciation of diversity and inclusiveness
2.3 Use work practices that make environments safe for all
3. Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
3.1 Show respect for diversity in communication with all people
3.2 Use verbal and non-verbal communication constructively to establish, develop and maintain effective relationships, mutual trust and confidence
3.3 Where a language barrier exists, use effective strategies to communicate in the most efficient way possible
3.4 Seek assistance from interpreters or other persons according to communication needs
4. Promote understanding across diverse groups
4.1 Identify issues that may cause communication misunderstandings or other difficulties
4.2 Where difficulties or misunderstandings occur, consider the impact of social and cultural diversity
4.3 Make an effort to sensitively resolve differences, taking account of diversity considerations
4.4 Address any difficulties with appropriate people and seek assistance when required
At the end of this unit students should be able to:
- Reflect on own perspectives
- Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
- Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
- Promote understanding across diverse groups
Details of Learning Activities
A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:
- Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
- Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
- Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
- Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
- Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
- Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
- To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform
- Immigration Museum
Cluster 1 (5 days) week beginning 04.07.2016
Additional learning materials available through learning Hub
RMIT Library (www.RMIT.edu.au/library)
Overview of Assessment
This unit is part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit 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:
• 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/or audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.
Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
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.
All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/. All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
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.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy
Evidence Log due by 21.11.2016
Immigration Museum Work Book due 21.11.2016
Quizzes due 21.11.2016
You will be applying for Recognition by Prior Learning (RPL) based on your Specsavers training programs and workplace experience.
Evidence to support your RPL application will be required.
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