This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CHCEDS024

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: - contributed to a positive education environment; - being assertive in influencing planning to include Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perspectives; - acquiring knowledge of local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture; - developing own skills and knowledge regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture; - used a range of communication skills to effectively interact with and liaise between differing cultural contexts; - inviting community members to contribute to education programs; - negotiating with community members regarding approaches to pastoral care initiatives; - accessing community resources and personnel; - supported literacy and numeracy strategies in consultation with the teacher; - selecting and contextualising literacy and numeracy resources to create meaningful learning experiences; - selecting delivery and communication strategies, and; - identifying barriers to student learning and developing strategies to overcome these.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - differences between cultural groups; - requirements of anti-discrimination legislation; - benefits of diversity to the school community; - principles and practices of cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication; - local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture; - education policies and initiatives designed to support learning outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; - information sources for local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and; - range of teaching and learning strategies.

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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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