Introduction to Aboriginal Cultures and Context

Centre for Remote Health

Who should attend 
Bush medicines presentation at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Image: Jess LeeThis award winning one-day workshop is designed for people living and working in Central Australia or undertaking short-term employment or study placements. 

About this 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

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the unique features of Central Australian context: demographic, historical, political and environmental
  • Identify principles of intercultural communication
  • Identify key elements of Aboriginal cultures, specifically kinship, language, worldview and identity, and diversity within and between cultures
  • Describe how the social determinants impact on the health and well-being of individuals and groups
  • Identify local Indigenous organisations within Central Australia including the support available from Aboriginal colleagues (Aboriginal Liaison Officers, Aboriginal Health Practitiioners, ACWs) and other key resource people


Location Centre for Remote Health
5 Skinner Street, East Wing
Alice Springs

$200 (Students attend at no charge)
Please bring your own lunch.

Course Dates

15 January 2024
29 January 2024
12 February 2024
26 February 2024
18 March 2024
5 April 2024
15 April 2024
29 April 2024
7 May 2024
20 May 2024
3 June 2024
17 June 2024
1 July 2024
29 July 2024
6 August 2024
26 August 2024
9 September 2024
23 Septemer 2024
30 September 2024
21 October 2024
11 November 2024
25 November 2024



Time 8:15am - 4:30pm

Deborah Maidment
Colin Watson

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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"