Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework

This page contains Information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework

Page last updated: 26 February 2016

Good health care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples require health professionals to be both clinically and culturally capable. Ensuring all health care professionals develop their cultural capabilities before graduating is one way of enhancing health service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (the Framework) has been developed to address the variability amongst all health professions and higher education providers in terms of the nature and extent to which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum is being implemented.

The aim of the Framework is to provide a model for higher education providers to successfully implement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curricula, with clear learning outcomes and associated capabilities that could be applied widely across tertiary learning contexts.

Word version: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (Word 546 KB)
PDF version: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (PDF 2.6 MB)

The Framework is divided into four sections:

Section 1: Background

This section provides background to the overall project, and how the Framework and associated implementation guidelines and accreditation guidelines were developed.

Section 2: The Element

This section outlines the core elements of the Framework, which identify and map key aspects of designing and implementing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curricula.

Section 3: Implementation Guidelines

This section provides discussion, suggestions and resources to support higher education providers to effectively plan and successfully implement the Framework.

Section 4: Accreditation Guidelines

This section provides accreditation authorities with suggested criteria or elements that higher education providers are expected to have in order to demonstrate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curricula are being delivered in line with accreditation standards.

Appendices

Word version: Appendix A - Implementing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (Word 79 KB)
PDF version: Appendix A - Implementing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (PDF 236 KB)

Word version: Appendix B - Developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural capabilities in health graduates: A review of the literature (Word 417 KB)
PDF version: Appendix B - Developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural capabilities in health graduates: A review of the literature (PDF 648 KB)

Word version: Appendix C - Case Studies: Innovations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum implementation (Word 353 KB)
PDF version: Appendix C - Case Studies: Innovations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum implementation (PDF 709 KB)

Word version: Appendix D - Implementing an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework Findings from National Consultation (Word 235 KB)
PDF version: Appendix D - Implementing an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework Findings from National Consultation (PDF 1.1 MB)

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