AHCCSW301 Contribute to the development of cultural safety processes. AHCCSW301 RTO Training Materials
The AHCCSW301 RTO Training Materials for this unit aim to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to protect and conserve places of cultural significance to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples. It involves engaging with stakeholders to research, document, and preserve culturally significant sites while adhering to cultural protocols that take into account the specific cultural, gender, and kinship sensitivities of working in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and on Country.
Individuals who work on Country and in cultural keeping places are the target audience for this unit. This unit covers protecting cultural places, sites, and objects in collaboration with various stakeholders while considering the requirements of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and/or line management. Repatriation workers and anthropologists can also benefit from this unit.
Training and Assessment Resources for AHCCSW301 Protect places of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural significance, are provided in Microsoft Word format making them easy to contextualise, add images to and edit them to suit your RTO’s requirements. They include:
- AHCCSW301 Protect places of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural significance Learner Assessment
- AHCCSW301 Protect places of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural significance Learner Guide
- AHCCSW301 Protect places of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural significance Assessor Guide
- AHCCSW301 Protect places of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural significance Assessment Mapping
AHCCSW301 Protect places of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural significance
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Training Materials Excerpt:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the Indigenous peoples of Australia, with a history that goes back tens of thousands of years. Their cultures are diverse, complex, and deeply connected to the land and environment.
- Ancient history: Archaeological evidence suggests that the ancestors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have inhabited the Australian continent for over 50,000 years. They developed a range of sophisticated tools, weapons, and art forms, as well as a deep understanding of the environment and its resources.
- Dreamtime: Central to Aboriginal culture is the concept of the Dreamtime or Dreaming, a complex belief system that explains the creation of the world, its features, and its creatures. Dreamtime stories are passed down through generations via oral tradition, artwork, song, and dance, and they hold significant cultural and spiritual meaning for Aboriginal peoples.
- Torres Strait Islander culture: Torres Strait Islanders are the Indigenous peoples of the Torres Strait Islands, located between the northern tip of Queensland, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. They have a distinct culture, language, and history, influenced by their Melanesian heritage and the unique island environment.
- Pre-colonial social structure and lifestyle: Prior to European colonisation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities had complex social structures, kinship systems, and laws that governed their societies. They lived as hunters and gatherers, practicing sustainable land management techniques and relying on a deep understanding of the environment.
- European colonisation and impact: The arrival of European settlers in the late 18th century brought significant disruption and devastation to Indigenous communities. Colonisation led to the dispossession of land, the introduction of diseases, forced assimilation, and the displacement and loss of many Indigenous peoples and their cultures.
- Stolen Generations: Between the late 19th century and the 1970s, Australian government policies resulted in the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. These children, known as the Stolen Generations, were placed in institutions, foster homes, or adopted by non-Indigenous families. This had a profound and lasting impact on Indigenous communities, with ongoing effects still felt today.
- Recognition and reconciliation: In recent decades, there has been growing recognition of the need for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Significant milestones in this process include the 1967 referendum (which allowed Indigenous Australians to be included in the national census and gave the federal government power to make laws for Indigenous people), the 1992 Mabo decision (which recognised Indigenous land rights), and the 2008 National Apology to the Stolen Generations.
Today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to strive for recognition of their rights, cultural preservation, and the redress of historical injustices. They contribute significantly to Australian society in areas such as art, music, sport, and politics, while maintaining their unique cultural heritage and connection to the land.
AHCCSW301 RTO Training Materials
Qualifications that include this unit.
AHC32522 – Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Sites Work
Training packages that include this unit
AHC – Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package