Login form
Member Login:         ?
 

Courses Overview

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence Course - Accredited

This course is a powerful new resource in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence training, it is the ONLY course in Australia that is NATIONALLY ACCREDITED, COMPETENCY BASED and available ONLINE enabling you to complete the course at work or home, at their own pace.

$247.50+GST = $272.25
(volume discounts apply)

Enquire / Order Now >

This course has been developed by a collaboration of some of Australia's leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics and professionals, with extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and in Indigenous contexts. As well as the training of individuals and organisations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence.

CCCA is committed to building the cultural competence of individuals, service providers, organisations, and state and federal departments.

This course aims to provide you with a foundation of knowledge about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, their cultures, and the effects of colonisation and government policies and practices.

This foundation of knowledge can then serve as the basis for the development of skills to enable effective and appropriate communication and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the nation with the assistance of further training activities.

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence Course has been aligned with the following TAFE course at a National Level:

Title: Course in Aboriginal Education
National Code: 10213NAT
TAFE Course: 10833
Units of Competence: NSWTACE401A; NSWTACE402A; NSWTACE403A


It has been recognised however, that the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence Course also provides additional content and subsequent competencies which exceed the TAFE framework. Therefore, a more comprehensive list of competencies is described in the following table of course learning outcomes:

 

Skill

Example of Application

1. SELF-MANAGEMENT & LEARNING that contributes to ongoing personal and professional growth and development in terms of cultural competence

1.1 Describing historical events and issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from colonisation to current day, particularly including specific policies of extermination and dispossession, protection and segregation, assimilation, self-determination and self-management, and reconciliation.

 

1.2 Describing the immediate and long-term ongoing effects of such policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today, particularly relating to reserves and missions, restrictions and ‘special treatment’, and the forcible removal of children

1.3 Describing examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protest, resistance and political activism from early colonisation to current day

1.4 Respecting cultural diversity and sensitivity to social, cultural and professional values and beliefs

1.5 Outlining the key cultural protocols for contacting and consulting appropriately with people in a specific community

1.6 The development of a customised ‘Engaging Community’ Action Plan detailing information needs relating to:

- local community

- role-specific conduct and protocols

- local issues, initiatives and priorities

- local kinship networks, and

- how and where such information can be sourced

2. Culturally competent COMMUNICATION that contributes to productive and harmonious relations between colleagues, employees and clients

2.1 Explaining the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, values and protocols

2.2 Describing elements of cultural diversity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

2.3 Describing the cultural rights and responsibilities when using community knowledge, information and material

2.4 Describing the protocols and personal conduct required for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities appropriately, respectfully and effectively

2.5 The development of a customised ‘Engaging Community’ Action Plan detailing methods of appropriate communication when making connections with local community organisations, groups and members

3. Culturally competent PROBLEM-SOLVING & TEAMWORK that contributes to productive and innovative outcomes, fosters relationships and establishes mutually beneficial partnerships

3.1 Respecting cultural diversity and sensitivity to social, cultural and professional values and beliefs

3.2 Identifying examples of Aboriginal heritage, values and protocols and explaining their importance

3.3 Identifying owners/custodians of community knowledge, information and material

3.4 The development of a customised ‘Engaging Community’ Action Plan detailing local organisations, groups and community members, and how connections will be made, relationships fostered, and partnerships established

4. PLANNING & ORGANISING that contributes to long-term and short-term strategic planning for cultural competence

4.1 Determining reasons for contacting an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community when conducting activities that are of interest or otherwise affect them

4.2 Identifying who in a specific community needs to be contacted for any research, development, service provision and/or community engagement activities that in any way affect or impact that community

4.3 Describing appropriate approaches to research, development, service provision, and community engagement activities that in any way affect or impact Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

4.4 The development of a customised ‘Engaging Community’ Action Plan detailing community engagement, building partnerships and achieving culturally competent service delivery

COURSE CURRICULUM

Click here to download our information pack.

COURSE ACCREDITATIONS

Click here for more information on CCCA Course Accreditations.

Important Notice:
This course is step one in a pathway to Cultural Competence, it does not create competence on its own. Traditional face to face local specific and role specific training is still required.

Click here for more information on CCCA’s Pathway.

Close

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence Course - NON Accredited

This course is a powerful new resource in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence training, it is the ONLY course in Australia that is COMPETENCY BASED and available ONLINE enabling you to complete the course at work or home, at their own pace.

$175+GST = $192.50
(volume discounts apply)

Enquire / Order Now >
More Details

Twitter

@indigenous_gov: #ShareUrStory | this week featuring stories from @IUIH_ @DeadlyChoices, @ruokday, and #NT. http://t.co/MAQO8J7iy1 http://t.co/HjIlHxAf5I 20 seconds ago