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CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

The church stands as an emblem of multiculturalism since its inception. From the conversion of Nicodemus, the early church embraced the notion that it was a community meant for people of all nations. In the words of Paul, it transcended boundaries, declaring, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, but a united people from all corners of the earth, capable of living, working, and worshiping together.”

However, while the church embodies this inclusive spirit, the world it exists in often falls short of such ideals. In this diverse world, inclusivity isn’t always innate; it requires effort and a deep respect for one another, something we don’t always find easy to cultivate.

This unit underscores the essential skills and knowledge necessary to navigate respectfully in diverse social and cultural landscapes. It emphasizes the importance of working harmoniously with people from varied backgrounds, including Indigenous communities such as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Introduction

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The church stands as an emblem of multiculturalism since its inception. From the conversion of Nicodemus, the early church embraced the notion that it was a community meant for people of all nations. In the words of Paul, it transcended boundaries, declaring, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, but a united people from all corners of the earth, capable of living, working, and worshiping together."

However, while the church embodies this inclusive spirit, the world it exists in often falls short of such ideals. In this diverse world, inclusivity isn't always innate; it requires effort and a deep respect for one another, something we don't always find easy to cultivate.

This unit underscores the essential skills and knowledge necessary to navigate respectfully in diverse social and cultural landscapes. It emphasizes the importance of working harmoniously with people from varied backgrounds, including Indigenous communities such as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Performance Criteria

1.  Reflect on own perspectives

1.1 Identify and reflect on own social and cultural perspectives and biases

1.2 Work with awareness of own limitations in self and social awareness

1.3 Use reflection to support own ability to work inclusively and with understanding of others

1.4 Identify and act on ways to improve own self and social awareness

2.  Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits

2.1 Value and respect diversity and inclusiveness across all areas of work

2.2 Contribute to the development of work place and professional relationships based on appreciation of diversity and inclusiveness

2.3 Use work practices that make environments safe for all

3.  Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations

3.1 Show respect for diversity in communication with all people

3.2 Use verbal and non-verbal communication constructively to establish, develop and maintain effective relationships, mutual trust and confidence

3.3 Where a language barrier exists, use effective strategies to communicate in the most efficient way possible

3.4 Seek assistance from interpreters or other persons according to communication needs

4.  Promote understanding across diverse groups

4.1 Identify issues that may cause communication misunderstandings or other difficulties

4.2 Where difficulties or misunderstandings occur, consider the impact of social and cultural diversity

4.3 Make an effort to sensitively resolve differences, taking account of diversity considerations

4.4 Address any difficulties with appropriate people and seek assistance when required

Knowledge Evidence

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:

  1. concepts of cultural awareness, cultural safety and cultural competence and how these impact different work roles
  2. concepts and definitions of diversity
  3. own culture and the community attitudes, language, policies and structures of that culture and how they impact on different people and groups
  4. features of diversity in Australia and how this impacts different areas of work and life:
    • political
    • social
    • economic
    • cultural
  5. legal and ethical considerations (international, national, state/territory, local) for working with diversity, how these impact individual workers, and the consequences of breaches:
    • discrimination:
      • age
      • disability
      • racial
      • sex
    • human rights:
      • Universal declaration of human rights
      • relationship between human needs and human rights
      • frameworks, approaches and instruments used in the workplace
      • rights and responsibilities of workers, employers and clients, including appropriate action when rights are being infringed or responsibilities not being carried out
  1. key areas of diversity and their characteristics, including:
  • culture, race, ethnicity
  • disability
  • religious or spiritual beliefs
  • gender, including transgender
  • intersex
  • generational
  • sexual orientation/sexual identity - lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual
  1. key aspects, and the diversity, of Australia’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures, including:
  • social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • own culture, western systems and structures and how these impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their engagement with services
  1. potential needs of marginalised groups, including:
  • protective factors
  • physical, mental and emotional health issues/care needs
  • consideration of impacts of discrimination, trauma, exclusion and negative attitudes
  1. resources that support individuals and organisations to embrace and respond to diversity
  • language and cultural interpreters
  • imagery
  1. influences and changing practices in Australia and their impact on the diverse communities that make up Australian society
  2. impact of diversity practices and experiences on personal behaviour, interpersonal relationships, perception and social expectations of others

Performance Evidence

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:

  1. undertaken a structured process to reflect on own perspectives on diversity
  2. recognised and respected the needs of people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds in at least 3 different situations:
  • selected and used appropriate verbal and non verbal communication
  • recognised situations where misunderstandings may arise from diversity and formed appropriate responses

Assessment Conditions

There are two options to complete the units.

1. Through our “Online Training Portal”. The portal provides students with a comprehensive and interactive learning and training program. Various assignments are presented to teach and determine competency in the units required. Detailed instructions and access are provided to students by VIC as they enter into the subject.  A preview of the Vision Colleges Online Training Portal is available to students and prospective students at the Online Portal Student Guide.

2. If a unit is not available online, or if a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the unit is available in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.

Students may request alternative Ministry Skills units.  For a list of alternative options, contact the Principal at Vision Colleges.

It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document their work experience completed for each unit to assist in establishing competencies.

An overview of the training portal can be accessed through these videos.

Logging into the LMS

An overview of your resource

Completing assessments

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