Course Title: Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EMPL7021C

Course Title: Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email: leanne.mond@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 

Bianca Rohlje

+61 3 9925 4809

bianca.rohlje@rmit.edu.au

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

NIL PRE REQUISITES OR CO REQUISITES

Course Description

This unit describes the communication and work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health industry context. It deals specifically with cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Element:

1. Reflect an awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures in work practices

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1       Acknowledge and respect the impact of events and issues in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history during service delivery

1.2  Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for the diversity of culture, skin and language groups, family structures, art and religion in Indigenous cultures as part of service delivery

Element:

2. Reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1       Identify the potential impact of cultural factors on service delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients

2.2       Address cultural realities in order to facilitate full participation in service delivery by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and/or co-workers

2.3       Negotiate appropriate strategies to effectively accommodate cultural differences in the workplace

2.4       Identify and utilise resources to facilitate effective service delivery in a cross cultural context

2.5  Ensure work practices used in a cross cultural context are grounded in an awareness of one's own culture and the cultural realities of others

Element:

3. Communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Performance Criteria:

3.1       Identify communication issues and ensure they are addressed to develop and maintain effective relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and/or co-workers

3.2       Employ appropriate communication strategies to support a culturally safe environment for delivery of health services

3.3       Identify ineffective and/or inappropriate communication strategies and remodel them to support delivery of health services

3.4       Identify and utilise resources to facilitate effective communication within the workplace

3.5  Engage the services of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander interpreters, health workers and colleagues as cultural brokers as required to meet duty of care

Element:

4. Reflect cultural safety in workplace and professional relationships

Performance Criteria:

4.1       Ensure workplace and professional relationships are based on mutual respect, tolerance of diversity and a shared understanding of cultural safety

4.2       Identify critical issues influencing workplace and professional relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander co-workers and clients

4.3       Identify and utilise effective strategies to develop and maintain effective relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander co-workers and clients as appropriate

4.4  Take responsibility for revisiting strategies to assist in the resolution of any difficulties, differences or misunderstandings that may occur

Element:

5. Work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities

Performance Criteria:

5.1       Develop and implement strategies to increase participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health service delivery

5.2       Ensure delivery of health care, services and programs reflect culturally safe and appropriate practice

5.3       Ensure health care, services and programs encourage self-determination and community control to ensure improved health outcomes

5.4       Identify and utilise resources to promote effective partnerships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities

5.5  Support the development of effective partnerships between staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities to facilitate accessibility, affordability, accountability, acceptability of appropriate healthcare and workplace services


Learning Outcomes


At the end of this course the students should be able to:


• Reflect an awareness of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander history & cultures in work practices
• Reflect an awareness of own & other cultural realities in work practices
• Communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
• Reflect cultural safety in workplace and professional relationships
• Work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
 


Details of Learning Activities

 

Learning activities include:

  • Classroom Teacher delivery
  • Group work
  • Self directed learning
  • Research


Teaching Schedule

 

LESSONTOPIC
1Cultural identity and awareness
2Cultural communication and strategies
3Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

 This unit is taught in conjunction with HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency will be assessed via the following methods:

  • Written Assessment
  • Field Trip Worksheet


Assessment Tasks

 

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.

The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit are as follows:

1. Workbook

2. Group presentation

3. Field trip to Immigration Museum

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 two (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 one (1) working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to seven (7) days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visitwww.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
OR:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within two (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 seven (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 athttp://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 (unresolved)


Assessment Matrix

 

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency and with the performance evidence, knowledge evidence and assessment conditions for each unit.

The Assessment Matrix is available on Blackboard.

Other Information

 

There is no recommended resource for this unit.

Each assessment will be marked as either Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.

In order to be assessed as Competent for this unit you must achieve a Satisfactory result for each assessment task.

The student is expected to attend classes, Lab sessions and Clinical Placement where applicable.

Resubmission or Reassessment of an Assessment Task:

There are no resubmissions of assessments which are Not Satisfactory. However individual consideration may be given in consultation with the Teacher and the Program Coordinator.

Reassessment of students who have attempted to undertake a practical assessment in the Clinical Lab (resulted as Not Satisfactory), and have attended all Lab sessions will be given one (1) further opportunity to demonstrate a Satisfactory result.

 

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