Course Title: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 25

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO5216C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454

Course Contact Email: dianne.mackay@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this unit students develop the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

This unit is delivered and assessed with CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people.  It is also delivered with CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships.  This unit is assessed separately.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elements:

1. Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

2. Model cultural safety in own work

3. Develop strategies for improved cultural safety

4. Evaluate cultural safety strategies


Learning Outcomes

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


1. Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

1.1 Identify the potential impact of cultural factors on service delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients

1.2 Identify critical issues that influence relationships and communication with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

1.3 Establish key aspects of cultural safety in consultation with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

1.4 Evaluate the extent to which cultural safety is integrated in own work and workplace



2. Model cultural safety in own work


2.1 Ensure work practices are grounded in awareness of one’s own cultural bias

2.2 Reflect awareness of own and other cultures in work practices

2.3 Use communication techniques and work practices that show respect for the cultural differences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

2.4 Engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander interpreters and colleagues as cultural brokers, according to situation needs



3. Develop strategies for improved cultural safety


3.1 Support the development of effective partnerships between staff, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities

3.2 Identify and utilise resources to promote partnerships

3.3 Devise and document ways to support the delivery of services and programs that are culturally safe and encourage increased participation

3.4 Integrate strategies that encourage self-determination and community control in services and programs



4. Evaluate cultural safety strategies

4.1 Agree outcomes against which cultural safety strategies can be measured

4.2 Involve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in evaluations

4.3 Evaluate programs and services against desired outcomes

4.4 Revise strategies based on evaluation with appropriate engagement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment tasks.

You should refer to the assessment plan which is available on Canvas for details of each assessment task and for detailed assessment criteria.

Assessments: 

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Questions

Assessment Task 2: Research task

Assessment Task 3: Presentation/Video

Assessment Task 4: Role play & Reflection

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

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.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca