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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5330

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)

EMPL5933C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Zaina Nehme

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4552

Course Contact Email: zainaindira.nehme@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. The course 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 course should 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

Not applicable.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTHIR404D 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

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is based on responding to written questions about the strengths of Aboriginal culture, the impacts of colonisation and Stolen Generations on ATSI communities; culturally respectful ways of working effectively with the ATSI community.