Cultural Safety Strategy

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
ACS110: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
Assessment 2 _ Brief
May 2022. RTO Code 0269. Think: Colleges Pty Ltd. CRICOS Provider No. 00246M Page 1

Assessment 2 Brief
Course HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
Subject Code and Title ACS1110: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Unit(s) of
Competency
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Performance criteria,
Knowledge evidence
and Performance
assessed
PC: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2., 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
PE: 1
KE: 1a, 1b, 2
Title of Assessment Assessment 2: Cultural Safety Strategy
Type of Assessment Report
Length 1500 words (+/- 10%)
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST Sunday end of Module 5.2 (Week 10).

Introduction
Cultural safety is about community and individual empowerment to manage one’s own health, wellbeing and
social issues. In practice, cultural safety requires health systems and the people within them, to examine their
own practices in order to break down the barriers to achieving cultural understanding and responsiveness.
This assessment provides an opportunity to communicate your understanding of these principles and set a
plan for how cultural safety should be applied in the workplace.
Summary
Please watch the Assessment 2 video, which includes some context for the assessment, a message and
instruction from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. You are then to prepare a 1500-word (+/-
10%) report on cultural safety, including a cultural safety strategy.
Assessment 2: There are three parts to this assessment. See the Assessment Brief for a detailed description
of what students are expected to complete in each section. Please submit your answers to the questions on
a word document. Please ensure you provide references for any answers/words/ideas that are not your own.
You need to acknowledge from what sources you found the information.
Part One (1)
Students must prepare a cultural safety strategic document for an identified workplace (please read the stepby-step instruction below for part 1)
Part Two (2)
Describe why Cultural Safety is important in this clinic
Part three (3)
Complete the headings 1, 2 and 4
Students are required to answer all the questions.

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
ACS110: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
Assessment 2 _ Brief
May 2022. RTO Code 0269. Think: Colleges Pty Ltd. CRICOS Provider No. 00246M Page 2
Task Instructions
Part 1: You need to prepare a cultural safety strategy for a specific organisation and respond to a number of
points, as below. Some examples of organisations with sound cultural safety strategies / policies /
frameworks / plans include:
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) –
https://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=5924d51f-4334-41b4-98a6-
9baac4219f6f&subId=409867
CAAPS Cultural Safety – https://www.caaps.org.au/about/cultural-safety/
Centre for Remote Health – https://www.crh.org.au/cultural-safety-policy
Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council –
https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/06651271-647f-4ac5-a3a7-
4ceaebb0f13a/National+Cultural+Respect+Framework+for+Aboriginal+and+Torres+Strait+I
sl….p df?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE-06651271-647f-4ac5-a3a7-
4ceaebb0f13amHVL9N.
Western NSW Primary Health Network – https://www.wnswphn.org.au/aboutus/culturalsafety-framework
You can see the questions below in the Marking Guide, along with a suggestion as to how each one should
be answered.
You will be assessed according to the marking guide below, where your responses will be deemed as either
satisfactory or not satisfactory. ALL your responses must be marked as satisfactory in order to pass the
assessment. If your assessment is not deemed satisfactory, you will be allowed additional attempts as per
the Assessment Policy for VET before being awarded an unsatisfactory mark for the assessment.
Submission Instructions
Submit your final response via the Assessment 2 link in the main navigation menu in the ACS110 subject
page. The learning facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be
viewed in My Grades. Due date: 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 5.2 (Week 10).
Assessment Process
All items must be submitted.
All items must be satisfactorily answered / addressed / completed in order for you to achieve a
“Satisfactory” outcome for this assessment.
Please note that this is one assessment from the range of assessment tasks you will complete. You
must complete all assessment tasks in this subject. Please refer to your subject outline for information
on the other assessment tasks.
Clear, constructive and accurate feedback will be given to you on your results and performance
The assessment items you submit will be retained by the college as evidence of your performance.
College Policies and Procedures relating to assessments, and associated forms, are available via
http://www.think.edu.au/studying-at-think/policies-and-procedures
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
ACS110: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
Assessment 2 _ Brief
May 2022. RTO Code 0269. Think: Colleges Pty Ltd. CRICOS Provider No. 00246M Page 3
Marking Guide:
In this table, you will see the assessment questions you must prepare responses for. Also provided is a tip on what you
might like to consider when formulating each answer.

Assessment Question Satisfactory Response Tip Result
Part 1
a) Describe in one paragraph (50 words) a
known or imaginary workplace or clinic
offering health services or care to aboriginal
and TSI people. (GP clinic, outpatients,
Emergency Department Immunisation clinic,
hospital ward, nursing clinic, childcare, rural
medical centre) Please include general services
offered, staffing and basic environment setup.
Choose a NACCHO health clinic and describe the
services provided, staffing and environment
(where is the clinic, what does it look like, who
are the staff- indigenous/non indigenous)
Reference must be provided
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b) Provide a short statement describing the
purpose/importance of your cultural safety
strategic document in this workplace
Describe why Cultural Safety is important in
this clinic
Reference must be provided
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c) Under the following 3 headings document
strategies for each section. The strategies are
a short statement of actions for the staff or
the workplace that will guide practice and the
way in which the workplace will present itself.
Cultural safety
Cultural knowledge (2 or more strategies)
Cultural awareness (2 or more strategies)
Cultural sensitivity (2 or more strategies)
Cultural competence (2 or more strategies)
Communication
(5 strategies)
Promotion of partnership and engagement (3
strategies)
Review the NACCHO clinic you have chosen.
Examine the annual report & identify
appropriate strategies for improvements.
Reference must be provided
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Part 2
Obtain feedback from an aboriginal person or
group
or research appropriate resources (i.e.
NACCHO clinic) and either add or change your
document accordingly. This will demonstrate
your ability to reflect upon and adapt your
work with new knowledge and understanding
gained. Please highlight your changes. You
may find that you want to change a lot or
perhaps only small parts of your work. This will
depend on the proficiency of your original
document. (at least 3 changes need to be
evident and the resources referenced) Please
note, questions.
Again, review your chosen NACCHO clinic’s
Strategic Plan- Annual Report….what Goals
were set, what has been achieved & what is
being planned
Reference must be provided
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HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
ACS110: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
Assessment 2 _ Brief
May 2022. RTO Code 0269. Think: Colleges Pty Ltd. CRICOS Provider No. 00246M Page 4

Part 3- Heading 1: Cultural safety in the workplace
a) Discuss how cultural factors may impact or
have a negative effect on health service
delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander clients.
Discuss why a Culturally Safe, Aboriginal
Community Controlled health service is
preferred by First Nation people, rather than
“white” hospitals/clinics
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b) List three (3) key aspects of cultural safety Consider the steps toward developing Cultural
awareness and needs- to achieve a Culturally
Safe place
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Part 3- Heading 2: Communication and engagement strategies
a) Describe and discuss one or two of your
communication strategies that show respect
for the ATSI community.
Consider the key concepts of Cultural Safety S NS
b) Describe one work practice, policy or
strategy that would demonstrate respect for
the cultural differences of Aboriginal and/or
Torres Strait Islander people.
Did you note any strategies for this in your
NACCHO clinic …
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c) Explain in one hundred (100) words, how
you would engage with Aboriginal and/or
Torres Strait Islander interpreters and
colleagues as cultural brokers, according to
situation needs.
Consider- how to work with an Interpreter &
who else could assist in engaging with
Indigenous communities/individuals
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Part 3- Heading 3: Strategies for improved partnerships
a) Describe in one hundred (100) words how
you would support the development of
effective partnerships between staff, First
Nation people and their communities.
How can you, as a nurse, support the
partnerships suggested in your chosen NACCHO
clinic Strategic Plan
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b) List and describe (3) resources (in 50 words
each) that support and promote partnerships
and or indigenous community involvement.
Provide the resource as a reference
List some organisations/
Communities/Government Departments that
support partnerships with Indigenous programs
Reference must be provided
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HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
ACS110: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
Assessment 2 _ Brief
May 2022. RTO Code 0269. Think: Colleges Pty Ltd. CRICOS Provider No. 00246M Page 5

Overall Assessment Result S NS