This position is responsible for teaching, supporting and assessing students and for developing resources and materials in a range of program areas as required and within your skill and knowledge base. Specifically you will be expected to provide teaching support assessment and resource development to support and assess students undertaking qualifications in:
Certificate IV to Diploma Aboriginal Primary Health Care
Designated Units of Competency in the areas of Alcohol and other Drugs; Social, Emotional and Wellbeing; Mental Health and may assist in other areas of teaching within vocational expertise as required
The aim of the position is to enhance the competency of health workers within NSW Aboriginal communities in providing Aboriginal primary health care in line with the level and qualification. Assessment of students against clusters, units of competency or skills sets will also be required
Duties of the Position
This position is responsible for delivering and assisting in development of education resources for nationally accredited vocational Training Package qualifications through a blended learning approach that includes residential block sessions, tutorial support, e-learning support and assessment for identified staff servicing Aboriginal Communities in either Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) or other relevant health and community service settings
- Research, prepare and customise existing learning and assessment resources to meet requirements of students, employers and industry using a wide range of technologies.
- Evaluate the development and content of materials and delivery of accredited courses to ensure quality and consistency are maintained, which may include a series of reference group meetings and product validation workshops.
- Promote and oversee the coordination of a series of residential blocks to meet course educational requirements and workforce development needs.
- Delivery of teaching and vocational instruction programs applying own competence and adult learning theories while at all times maintaining a positive and supportive learning environment that encourages self-directed learning.
- Evaluate the delivery and content of accredited courses to ensure quality and consistency and cultural integrity are maintained.
- Undertake assessment of student performance in accordance with the requirements of the relevant course/Training Package including organising and assessing placements and vocational opportunities when required and utilising appropriate Recognition processes.
- Assist in relation to the operational activities of the Aboriginal Health College to ensure Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) compliance is maintained and to ensure quality service and outcomes by: the establishment, maintenance and review of teaching and assessment activities and material; advising on student course selection and enrolment processes on courses offered by the AHC; maintaining accurate and current records of student, and their progress.
- Manage the learning process and facilitate individual student learning by providing advice on strategies to overcome learning difficulties and/or by referral to specialist services and where appropriate assisting students to identify, understand and utilise their own learning strategies and by addressing related issues.
- Participate in a personal professional development program that ensures current competence in industry good practice is maintained and ensures that teaching practices and content are up to date and relevant to student needs.
The incumbent is required to work within the AH&MRC’s policies, procedures and other legislative/regulatory requirements, and to work independently and collaboratively
Teaching and Assessment qualifications. The minimum qualification required for teaching by the AQTF is the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) or other relevant qualification in education or training plus the three assessment competencies from the Training Package in Assessment and Workplace Training
It is expected that the successful applicant for this position will either possess the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent or that they will enrol in the qualification upon appointment.
About the Organisation
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services are accessible, sustainable, adequately resourced, have a skilled workforce, and meet the health needs and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal peoples experience self-determination in all areas of their lives. Aboriginal peoples achieve physical, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing, and contribute to the overall health, wellbeing and strength of their communities.
The purpose of the AH&MRC is to:
- lead the Aboriginal health agenda for better policies, programs, services, and practices
- ensure Aboriginal knowledge informs decision-making processes
- support, strengthen and sustain Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.