Responding to Domestic and Family Violence – Workshop

CHCDFV004- Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is delivered to ensure that participants have the necessary skills and knowledge to work with and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may be affected by violence.

Topics covered will include:

• Historical impacts of violence in communities
• Social determinants of violence
• Institutionalised and lateral violence
• Power and control model
• Useful frameworks for engaging and supporting community around violence

10577NAT Course in Facilitating an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cancer Support Group

During this 4-day workshop participants will develop the required skills and knowledge to provide information about cancer and support for people and their families, to enable informed choices about prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, through to survivorship or palliation.

This unit applies to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

An Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) trained in this unit will be expected to be comfortable in supporting and talking to people about an illness that can be frightening.

They will be expected to:

Explain how cancer develops – the lifestyle risk factors that can lead to cancer and how people can reduce the risk of cancer,
Support clients, and their families, on their cancer ‘journey’,
Raise palliative care as an option for clients diagnosed with cancer,
Assist in talking through issues that may arise following treatment and to help people return to work and family life,
Provide feedback about the effectiveness of cancer programs and services for clients, and,
Work with health services to improve awareness about cancer prevention and early detection and lifestyle risk factors.

Only open to Aboriginal people working in the SEWB field.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Intervention – Workshop

This workshop provides community service workers with the appropriate skills and knowledge to provide sensitive and effective intervention where risk of self-harm or suicide has been identified.

The focus is on identifying and managing any immediate suicide risk in the context of a supportive helping relationship that seeks to work collaboratively with the person at risk to achieve safe outcomes.

Safe outcomes in this context include a clear safety plan for addressing any immediate danger to the person at risk or others and mobilising access to emergency medical help when needed and facilitating links with further care.

This workshop is contextualised to meet the needs of Aboriginal SEWB Workers and non-Aboriginal people currently working in a job role that involves working with Aboriginal clients who may present as at risk of suicide.

Following the workshop, individuals will have completed the course CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide. This workshop is presented in partnership with Centacare Catholic Family Services and is open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working in the SEWB field.

Providing Information about Cancer – Workshop

During this 4-day workshop participants will develop the required skills and knowledge to provide information about cancer and support for people and their families, to enable informed choices about prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, through to survivorship or palliation.

This unit applies to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

An Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) trained in this unit will be expected to be comfortable in supporting and talking to people about an illness that can be frightening.

They will be expected to:

  • Explain how cancer develops – the lifestyle risk factors that can lead to cancer and how people can reduce the risk of cancer,
  • Support clients, and their families, on their cancer ‘journey’,
  • Raise palliative care as an option for clients diagnosed with cancer,
  • Assist in talking through issues that may arise following treatment and to help people return to work and family life,
  • Provide feedback about the effectiveness of cancer programs and services for clients, and,
  • Work with health services to improve awareness about cancer prevention and early detection and lifestyle risk factors.

Only open to Aboriginal people working in the SEWB field.

10772NAT – Diploma of Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People (Counselling Group and Community Work)

Nunkuwarrin Yunti in late 2018 successfully sought and achieved reaccreditation of the Diploma of Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People until October 2023.

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to perform functions associated with roles of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Well Being Workers using Narrative Approaches.

It provides Aboriginal communities and health workers with the skills and knowledge to apply specific Narrative Approaches to Social Emotional Well Being (SEWB) support.

Critically, Narrative Approaches acknowledges Aboriginal history and the policies and practices that have influenced the lives of Aboriginal people, and the effects of these experiences in shaping their daily lives.

It acknowledges Aboriginal people’s experience of dispossession and marginalisation within a dominant culture, incorporating a socio-political perspective to assist people to better understand forces that have shaped their appreciation and knowledge of self.

Graduates operate at a high level of independence with the ability to specialise in the application of Narrative Approaches when working with SEWB clients.

The Diploma is particularly suited to Aboriginal workers who are employed in various SEWB job roles in which counselling duties comprise a significant part of their job role. The Diploma provides a strong foundation in Narrative counselling practices. This can then be further developed within the context of a student’s job role and ongoing professional supervision and further training.

The Diploma has been designed to ensure that students’ learning is connected to their day-to-day work in their communities.

Specifically, the course will give participants:

  • The confidence and the ability to use Narrative Approaches in various roles when working with individuals, groups and communities in the area of SEWB
  • The knowledge and skills to provide a service that is sensitive to the needs of people
  • The ability to coordinate social and emotional wellbeing health care delivery and to effectively refer clients
  • A clearer awareness of themselves as health professionals, and the skills required in responding to the expectations of communities in which they work
  • An accredited diploma qualification that is recognised nationally

Only open to Aboriginal people working in the SEWB field

10506NAT- Certificate IV in Stolen Generation Family Research and Case Management

This qualification is targeted largely at people working in Link Up organisations, or similar organisations, who provide a range of services to members of the Stolen Generations, their families, foster and adoptive families.

These services would include:

  • Researching family and personal records
  • Emotional support when accessing family and personal records
  • Finding family members
  • Assistance and support at family reunions
  • Support and counselling before, during and after family reunion

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, skills and competencies to undertake family tracing activities to support members of the Stolen Generations.

This includes:

  • Applying a comprehensive understanding of Stolen Generations people, history, impacts and issues in your everyday work
  • Building effective relationships with clients using appropriate cultural awareness, empathy and communication skills
  • Conducting family history research for clients using a wide range of information sources
  • Providing case management for clients
  • Supporting clients while establishing their identity and organising reunification with family, community and country as appropriate
  • Keeping accurate records and files and preparing and presenting reports

HLT40113 – Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

This course offers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Community Care Workers a qualification to provide a range of primary health care services for their clients and communities.

After completing this course participants will have developed a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies that cover a broad range of varied activities in their chosen field, such as:

  • Conducting client health and well being assessments
  • Case work for clients with complex needs,

Specifically, the course will give participants:

  • The confidence and the ability to work in various roles with individuals, groups and communities in their chosen area.
  • The knowledge and skills to provide a service that is sensitive to the needs of people.
  • The ability to coordinate Community Care health care delivery and to effectively refer clients.
  • A clearer awareness of themselves as health professionals, and the skills required in responding to the expectations of communities in which they work.
  • An accredited Certificate IV qualification that is recognised nationally

Qualification Pathways

The completion of this qualification will enable some of the following qualification pathways:

Diploma level and higher qualifications in:

  • Narrative Approaches,
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care,
  • Individual client support qualifications (Aged Care, Community Care and Disability, Mental Health, AOD),
  • Community Services and Community Development,
  • Social Housing, Advocacy and Pastoral Care,
  • Children’s and Youth Services,
  • And other social health qualifications.

Only open to Aboriginal people working in the SEWB field.