This unit (CHCECE001) describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children's services. This support includes contributing to children's understanding and acceptance of all cultures.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - reflected on own cultural identity and biases; - investigated cultural diversity in at least one service and community; - supported children's and families' cross-cultural relationships through the following activities: interacting in culturally appropriate ways with children, families and communities; consulting with appropriate persons to access local knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture; planning and implementing supportive environments for all children; supporting the implementation of experiences that encourage children to respect all cultures and to celebrate cultural differences; embedding examples of diversity and inclusion in daily practice, and; using effective oral communication techniques to liaise between differing cultural contexts and situations.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - how to access: the National Quality Framework; the National Quality Standards; the relevant approved learning framework; - how to navigate through framework and standards documents to find areas relevant to this unit of competency; - cultural competence and diversity as outlined in the approved learning framework relevant to the workplace; - impact of colonisation, historical events and issues on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; - organisational policies and initiatives designed to support participation, and; - organisational standards, policies and procedures.

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