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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5387 Diploma of Dental Technology

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

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 25

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO5218C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020

HUSO5218C

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

HUSO5219C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO5218C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2020 (All)

HUSO5218C

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2022 (DT1),

VE 2022 (All)

Course Contact: Matt Clayton

Course Contact Phone: +61 435 933 052

Course Contact Email: matthew.clayton@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

The course describes 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 course applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

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:

2. Model cultural safety in own work

3. Develop strategies for improved cultural safety

4. Evaluate cultural safety strategies

1. Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  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




Overview of Assessment

You must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that you have:

  • promoted Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety in the context of at least 1 workplace
  • researched culture and history, the impact of European settlement, loss of land and culture and the importance of law and kinship
  • evaluated ways to improve communication with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who may be clients or colleagues.

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.