Pre-requisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the communication and work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health industry context. It deals specifically with cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities.

The unit begins by presenting an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. The issues and suggested strategies of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues are then considered. This discussion is then extended to the issues and suggested strategies of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Parallels are also drawn with the previous unit of competency on cultural diversity.

Racial discrimination is then raised with emphasis placed upon how particular language, attitudes and actions are discriminatory. This leads to an exploration of how best to communicate with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. The unit then concludes with practical examples of working with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders and their respective communities.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.