Section L
POLICY EXAMPLES AND TEMPLATES

OVERVIEW

The following list of documents have been provided as examples of policies developed by health and human service agencies to support improvements in service provision to Aboriginal people and to support the recruitment of Aboriginal staff. Please note that these documents have been provided as a guide only and the NWMR Koolin Balit PCP Consortium is not endorsing any particular document as best practice.

 

RECONCILIATION ACTION PLANS
cohealth cohealth Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2016-2018
City of Melbourne City of Melbourne Reconciliation Action Plan 2015 – 2018
Hume City Council Hume City Council Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 – 2017
City of Whittlesea City of Whittlesea Aboriginal Inclusion Charter
ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES
City of Whittlesea Aboriginal Employment Pathways Strategy and Action Plan

(October 2012 October 2017)

Mallee District Aboriginal Services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy: 2013 – 2016
Melbourne Health Aboriginal Employment Plan 2013 – 2015
Austin Health Aboriginal Employment Plan 2016 – 2019
Barwon Health Aboriginal Employment Plan 2012 – 2015
Mercy Health Aboriginal Employment Plan 2012 – 2015
Victoria University Yannoneit Employment Strategy
ORGANISATIONAL CULTURAL PROTOCOLS
University of Melbourne University of Melbourne: Aboriginal Cultural Protocols Guidelines
Oxfam Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols
City of Port Phillip Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols Framework
CULTURAL AUDITING TOOLS
ACTCOSS Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit Good practice standards for culturally appropriate community services
AHPACC AHPACC Audit Tool and Guide
Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation and Women’s Health Goulburn North East Making Two Worlds Work Closing the Gap Audit Tool
Victorian Department of Health Continuous Quality Improvement Tool: Aboriginal Health in Acute Health Services and Mental Health Services
SNAIIC Partnership Audit Tool – creating change through partnerships- Supporting and sustaining genuine inter-agency partnerships in service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
NEPCP 2012 North East Primary Care Partnership – A Report on the Working with Aboriginal People and Communities Survey Distributed to North East Primary Care Partnership Member Agencies

(provides an example of a staff survey to assess cultural competency)

RECRUITMENT TEMPLATES
Western Australia Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (WANADA)

Sample Position Available Advertisement

Sample Position Description

Sample Senior Position Description

Karreeta-yiramboi Department of Justice: Sample Identified and Designated Position Descriptions
Karreeta-yiramboi Aboriginal Employment Officer: Position Description Template
SUPERVISION TEMPLATES
VDDI: Education and Training Unit:2012 Our Healing Ways: A culturally appropriate supervision model for Aboriginal Workers Supervision Agreement Template
CULTURAL AND CEREMONIAL LEAVE POLICY EXAMPLES
State Government of Victoria: Department of Education and Training Cultural and Ceremonial Leave
University of Southern Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Policy and Procedure

See Section 4.3 Cultural and Ceremonial Leave

SA Health Cultural Leave Policy Directive Special Leave with Pay for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees
Australian Taxation Office Cultural, Ceremonial and NAIDOC Leave
Department of Health Victoria Ngarngadji! Listen/understand! Improving Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patients (ICAP) Resource KitSee Cultural Leave Policy at pg 64
CONSENT FORM TO RELEASE INFORMATION ABOUT ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STATUS
Karreeta-yiramboi Sample letter and consent form to release personal information