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. 


This course has limited availability with social distancing measures in place until further notice, in response to COVID-19

Location Centre for Remote Health
5 Skinner Street, East Wing
Alice Springs
Cost $200 (Students attend at no charge)
Course Dates


Reserved for Students:
16th January 2023
30th January 2023
27th February 2023
20th March 2023
11th April 2023
2nd May 2023
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27th November 2023



Time 8:15am - 4:30pm
Light lunch is provided

Kristy Bloomfield
Tanya Turner
Colin Watson

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More Details pdf Course Flyer (1.97 MB)  
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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"