Course Title: Develop and apply knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0052 Course in Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence

Course Title: Develop and apply knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS8150C

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2022 (All)

Course Contact: Kim Monaghan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 2143

Course Contact Email: kim.monaghan@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals who are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence.

It focuses on understanding the forms, contexts, drivers, and risks of sexual violence with an understanding of the impact of vicarious trauma, values, and biases on practice. This course will equip workers with skills to work within legal, ethical, and trauma-informed frameworks for sexual violence.

This course applies to frontline health and community service workers and other workers providing services to adults and young people. These workers may not be specialised sexual violence practitioners.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

N/A



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

NAT10994001 Develop and apply knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence

Elements:

1. Apply knowledge of the context and drivers of sexual violence

2. Recognise the indicators and impacts of sexual violence

3. Apply legal and ethical frameworks to practice 

4. Work within a trauma-informed care and practice framework 

5. Reflect on perceptions 


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you be able to:

  • apply knowledge of the contexts and drivers of sexual violence
  • recognise the indicators and impacts of sexual violence
  • apply legal and ethical frameworks to practice
  • work within a trauma-informed care and practice framework
  • reflect on perceptions.

You will have:

  • analysed, evaluated, and reported on two instances of sexual violence
  • engaged in processes of self-reflection to identify and address own values and biases and develop strategies to prevent and manage the impacts of vicarious trauma and stress.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include knowledge questions, case study analyses and a critical reflection task. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.