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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4282

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

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EMPL5846C

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838

Course Contact Email: robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This course 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
It also applies equally to those operating in health care policy or program planning, development and evaluation contexts or in direct service delivery contexts. Application of this can be contextualised to reflect any requirements, issues and practices specific to each workplace and/or local community


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTHIR404B Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Elements:

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

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

3. Communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

4. Reflect cultural safety in workplace and professional relationships

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


Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are for students to gain communication and work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a variety of contexts to reflect any requirements, issues and practices specific to each workplace and/or local community


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies 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:
• Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
• Oral or written questioning
• Assignments and projects
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Review of products produced through work-based or course 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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc