Resource Information

Year 2016
Author(s) Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Health
Topic(s) Curriculum Development | Reviewing and Mapping Tools | Teaching and Learning |
Resource Type Policy Document
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Abstract

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (the Framework) supports higher education providers (HEPs) to implement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curricula across their health professional raining programs.

Developed with extensive input and guidance from a wide range of stakeholders around Australia, the Framework aims to prepare graduates across health professions to provide culturally safe health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the development of cultural capabilities during their undergraduate training.

THE FRAMEWORK CONTAINS FOUR SECTIONS:

Section 1 Background – Context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and curricula, and history to the development of the Framework;

Section 2 The Elements – A composite of resources that outline, map and align the implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curricula with learning outcomes and the development of clearly articulated graduate cultural capabilities;

Section 3 Implementation Guidelines – Resources, suggestions, tools and guidelines to assist higher education providers in the process of implementing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curricula; and 

Section 4 Accreditation Guidelines – Suggestions for accreditation bodies in defining criteria that could be expected in undergraduate health professional programs to demonstrate curricula is being delivered in line with professional standards.

The background content, together with the other three sections of the Framework, addresses core aspects of successful implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curricula, as well as learning outcomes that may reflect requirements within the health sector.