Course Title: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: EMPL5932C
Course Title: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4337 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Anne Fitzpatrick
Phone: 9925 0329
Nominal Hours: 20
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Accept cultural diversity as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships.
2.1 Show respect for cultural diversity in all communication and interactions with co-workers, colleagues and clients
Communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons.
3.1 Show respect for cultural diversity in all communication with clients, families, staff and others
Reflect cultural awareness in work practice.
1.1 Demonstrate awareness of culture as a factor in all human behaviour by using culturally appropriate work practices
Resolve cross-cultural misunderstandings.
4.1 Identify issues that may cause conflict
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
This course is delivered in scheduled classes.
Learning activities include:
- class exercises to review discussions / teacher presentations / Youtube videos
- peer learning
- group discussion
- written assessment tasks
- class presentations
|Workshop 1||Cultural realties in Australian society and impacts in the workplace
Identifying my culture and its impact in the workplace
Duty of care, Equal Opportunity and Anti-discrimination legislation supporting cultural safety in the workplace
|Workshop 2|| Effective relationships in a culturally diverse workplace
Reflect an awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
|Workshop 3||Communication skills for a culturally safe workplace
Communicating with Aboriginal people
Communicating with diverse cultural groups
Establishing cross cultural partnerships in community services delivery to work effectively with diverse clients, families and communities
Negotiating cross cultural misunderstandings
This course is delivered concurrently with HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. However the courses are assessed separately.
You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course, including printed handouts and readings, You Tube and weblinks . These resources will also be available through Blackboard. You will also have access to the resources in the library.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course is based on responding to written questions about cultural diversity in Australia, negotiating culturally respectful relationships with clients and co-workers and the impacts of our own culture when negotiating culturally safe relationships with diverse cultural groups.
For this course you will be required to complete two assessment tasks:
Assessment task 1- for this task you will be required to respond to written questions about the cultural influences in Australia today, and the impact on Equal Opportunity and Anti-discrimination legislation on establishing culturally safe relationships with clients, families and co-workers.
Assessment task 2 – for this task you will be required to respond to written questions about the factors that can assist in establishing respectful cross cultural relationships, the factors cause conflict in cross cultural relationships, and strategies to negotiate respectful outcomes with clients, families and co-workers in a cross cultural work environment.
|Assessment task 1||Element 1 Reflect cultural awareness in work practice|
|Element 2 Accept cultural diversity as a basis for effective worokpalce and professional relationships|
|Assessment task 2||Element 3 Communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons|
|Element 4 Resolve cross cultural misunderstandings|
The major learning experience involves a combination of in-class exercises complimented by practical placement. 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.
You will receive verbal feedback for verbal presentations and written feedback for written presentations by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency.
Student feedback at RMIT :
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Cover Sheet for Submissions
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Applying for Special Consideration
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Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission will be penalised as follows:
Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each day late.
No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date without special consideration.
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:
You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment
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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.
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The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
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