Introduction to Aboriginal Cultures and Context
Centre for Remote Health

Introduction to Central Australian Aboriginal Cultures and ContextTEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

A one day workshop that combines local Arrernte knowledge, discussions about culture and how to work with local people.

Who should attend
The course is valuable for all people who live or work in Central Australia or are undertaking short term employment/ study placements.

About the Short Course
The course explores cross cultural communications and introduces the concept of cultural safety and Indigenous Cultures in Central Australia. It also outlines the health status of Indigenous peoples, the social determinants of health and how health influences all aspects of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the unique features of Central Australian context: demographic, historical, political and environmental
  2. Identify principles of intercultural communication
  3. Identify key elements of Aboriginal cultures, specifically kinship, language, worldview and identity, and diversity within and between cultures
  4. Describe how the social determinants impact on the health and well-being of individuals and groups
  5. Identify local Indigenous organisations within CA including the support available from Aboriginal colleagues (ALOs, AHPs, ACWs) and other key resource people
  6. Recognise the stages of culture shock and how to respond to them.


Location Alice Springs  
Cost $200 (Students attend at no charge) 
Dates Monday 22 January 
Monday 05 February 
Monday 05 March 
Monday 16 April
Monday 28 May 
Monday 25 June 
Monday 09 July 
Monday16 July
Monday 20 August 

Monday 27 August 
Monday 03 September 
Monday 17 September 
Monday 24 September 
Monday 08 October 
Monday 15 October 
Monday 05 November   
Barbara Richards
Kath Martin
Annie Farthing
Pat Ansell Dodds
Registration pdf Registration Form (435 KB)  
More Details pdf Course Flyer (533 KB)  
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Comments from course participants
"Fantastic education session. Well presented. Extremely relevant" 
"Everything about the workshop was useful and explained thoroughly.
I learned a lot about Aboriginal culture"


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