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
  • Recognise the stages of culture shock and how to respond to them. 




Location Alice Springs  
Cost $200 (Students attend at no charge) 
Dates Monday 21 January
Monday 4 February
Monday 25 February
Monday 4 March
Monday 15 April FULL
Monday 29 April
Monday 13 May
Monday 27 May
Monday 3 June
Monday 24 June

Monday 8 July FULL
Monday 22 July
Tuesday 6 August
Monday 19 August
Monday 2 September
Monday 9 September
Monday 30 September
Monday 14 October
Monday 28 October
Monday 11 November
Monday 25 November 
Barbara Richards
Kathleen Martin
Annie Farthing
Pat Ansell Dodds
Registration pdf Registration Form (435 KB)  
More Details pdf Course Flyer (916 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"