Cultural Awareness Training

It is recommended that medical and health professionals undertake cultural awareness and safety training. Please follow the links below for more information.

The resources provided below are designed to develop further understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and how to deliver culturally appropriate healthcare.

Aboriginal Insights

Founder Jolleen Hicks is committed to Closing the Gaps through her Cultural Awareness and Engagement workshops. Presenting to Business, Health, Education and Community sectors, bringing awareness and understanding especially to those that work within these communities directly. Read more here.

Local Training | Hope Community Services

HOPE is committed to contributing to the development of healthy and inclusive communities in Australia. This includes building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians. We are committed to the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to culturally appropriate services, designed in a collaborative manner that addresses local community needs and supports individual and community health and wellbeing.  Read more here.

Strong Spirit Strong Mind

Strong Spirit Strong Mind promotes the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture as a central strength in guiding efforts to manage and reduce mental health and alcohol and other drug related harms in Aboriginal communities.  Read more here.

Online Cultural Awareness and Safety Training

Aboriginal Cultural Orientation Plan for Health Professionals
WA Country Health Service, Disability Services Commission and Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
http://lms.wacrh.uwa.edu.au

An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Awareness
Why Warriors
www.whywarriors.com.au

‘After Sorry’
iCAT Online Cultural Awareness Training
http://waljin.itraustralia.com

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
www.racgp.org.au/aboriginalhealth

Registered Cultural Awareness and Safety Training Providers

Cultural Awareness Training Register
Reconciliation Australia
www.reconciliation.org.au

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/courses-training

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA)
08 9227 1631
www.ahcwa.org.au

Indigenous Services Australia
08 9368 6857
www.indigenousservices.com.au

Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office
08 9370 0333
www.dao.health.wa.gov.au

Cancer Council of Western Australia
Aboriginal Cultural Safety in Palliative Care
08 9382 9300
www.cancerwa.asn.au

Department of Aboriginal Affairs 
Freecall: 1300 651 077
www.daa.wa.gov.au

Great Southern Institute of Technology 
08 9892 8888
http://gsinstitute.wa.edu.au

Western Desert Puntukurnuparna Aboriginal Corporation 
08 9037 1100

WAGPET Cultural Awareness Training 
www.wagpet.com.au

Remote Area Health Corps
08 8942 1650
www.rahc.com.au

Cultural Wealth Community Health

Rural Health West developed this publication is an introduction to cultural awareness for health professionals working with and caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Western Australia. In the hope of achieving better health outcomes, the resource raises awareness about mutual respect and cultural understanding which underpins all aspects of the development of strong relationships with Indigenous patients and communities. The resource is available online, if you would prefer a hard copy please contact Rural Health West or download an order form.

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