Course Title: Promote and implement Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander language and culture programs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5290

Course Title: Promote and implement Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander language and culture programs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 75.0

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)

HUSO5198C

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

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

Term1 2013,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838

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


Course Description

This course deals with the skills and knwoledge required for an education worker to liaise effectlvely with Aborginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in relation to education programs
 


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS403B Promote and implement Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander language and culture programs

Elements:

1 Support the teacher in the effective delivery of the education program to Aborginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

2 Interpret for the teacher when there is a communication difficulty between teacher and student

3 Teach aspects of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture

4 Advise on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander studies and programs

5 Facilitate support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students on matters which affect their education


Learning Outcomes

The education worker supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to use educational programs more effectively and to increase their understanding of the multi-cultural nature of the learning environment
It requires sensitivity and an understanding of cultural protocols, including appropriate interpersonal and networking skills.   On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


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
• Work-based 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