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CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety

What you will learn by studying this unit

Throughout your study of the HLT51015 you will cover the unit CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety 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.

    Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

    Model cultural safety in own work

    Develop strategies for improved cultural safety

    Evaluate cultural safety strategies

This unit is a common unit in the paramedical and general health care sector and forms part of the range of health and community courses to offer.

Paramedical Units

HLT21020 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

HLT31220 Certificate III in Basic Health Care

HLT31120 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport

HLT41120 Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT51020 Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Health & Administration Units

HLT37315  Certificate III in Health Administration

HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration

HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Nursing & Community Services Units

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

HLT51020 Diploma of Nursing

Elements and Performance Criteria for this Paramedic/Medic unit

What does this mean? Elements, which tell me what I should be able to do if I am competent in this unit of a course; and Performance Criteria, which tell me how I can show that I am competent in the individual tasks or activities to the required standards

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

   

1. Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace

1.1 Identify the potential impact of cultural factors on service delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients

1.2 Identify critical issues that influence relationships and communication with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

1.3 Establish key aspects of cultural safety in consultation with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

1.4 Evaluate the extent to which cultural safety is integrated in own work and workplace

   

2. Model cultural safety in own work

2.1 Ensure work practices are grounded in awareness of one’s own cultural bias

2.2 Reflect awareness of own and other cultures in work practices

2.3 Use communication techniques and work practices that show respect for the cultural differences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

2.4 Engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander interpreters and colleagues as cultural brokers, according to situation needs

   

3. Develop strategies for improved cultural safety

3.1 Support the development of effective partnerships between staff, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities

3.2 Identify and utilise resources to promote partnerships

3.3 Devise and document ways to support the delivery of services and programs that are culturally safe and encourage increased participation

3.4 Integrate strategies that encourage self-determination and community control in services and programs

   

4. Evaluate cultural safety strategies

4.1 Agree outcomes against which cultural safety strategies can be measured

4.2 Involve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in evaluations

4.3 Evaluate programs and services against desired outcomes

4.4 Revise strategies based on evaluation with appropriate engagement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Performance Evidence for CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety:

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

    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

    evaluated ways to improve communication with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who may be clients or colleagues.

Knowledge Evidence for CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

    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, including:

    impact of European settlement

    loss of land and culture

    racism and discrimination

    past and present power relations

    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:

    impact of trauma on individuals’ ability for:

    decision-making

    communicating

    understanding

    retaining information

    ways to involve Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the planning and delivery of services and programs

Assessment Conditions for CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety:

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. Where simulation is used, it must reflect real working conditions by modelling industry operating conditions and contingencies, as well as, using suitable facilities, equipment and resources.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

To see more details on this paramedical unit CHCDIV002 click here to view the full details here on training.gov

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