Pre-requisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

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.

Topics

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety in the community services and health context.
Legislative context for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety.
Diversity of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Historical, social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The impact of one’s 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.
Involving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the planning and delivery of services and programs.

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.