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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

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

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 25

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Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

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



Course Description

 

The course describes 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 course applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elements:

1. Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

2. Model cultural safety in own work

3. Develop strategies for improved cultural safety

4. Evaluate cultural safety strategies


Learning Outcomes

 

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.

 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

    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

  2. Model cultural safety in own work

    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

  3. Develop strategies for improved cultural safety

    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

  4. Evaluate cultural safety strategies

    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


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment tasks

 

Assessment Task 1:  Case Study

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcome (CLOs) 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2:  Research assignment

This assessment task supports knowledge assessment

You will be provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment