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

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CHCDIV002

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - 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, and; - evaluated ways to improve communication with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who may be clients or colleagues.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - concept of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety in the community services and health context, and its relationship with: cultural awareness; cultural competence; - legislative context for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety; - the diversity of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures; - historical, social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their engagement with community services and health systems; - own culture, western systems and structures and how these impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their engagement with services; - factors that contribute to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ill health and common diseases experienced by these groups of people, and; - ways to involve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the planning and delivery of services and programs.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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