Introduction to Aboriginal Cultures and Context
Centre for Remote Health

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, history, environment
  2. Identify principles of intercultural communication in Central Australia including the support available from Aboriginal colleagues (ALOs, AHPs ACWs) and key resource people
  3. Outline key polices and historical events impacting Aboriginal peoples in Central Australia
  4. Recognise some aspects of diverse cultures that influence the health and well-being of individuals and groups
  5. Identify key elements of local Aboriginal cultures specifically kinship, language, worldview and identity
  6. Discuss cultural safety/security frameworks
  7. Describe how the social determinants impact on the health and well-being of individuals and groups
  8. Outline the health status of Indigenous people in Central Australia


Barbara Richards
Kath Martin
Annie Farthing
Pat Ansell Dodds

Course Dates
Alice Springs
Monday 23rd January 2017
Monday 30th January 2017
Monday 6th February 2017
Monday 13th February 2017
Monday 27th February 2017
Monday 6th March 2017
Monday 13th March 2017
Monday 20th March 2017
Monday 27th March 2017
Monday 3rd Apriil 2017
Monday 10th April 2017
Monday 18th April 2017
Monday 2nd May 2017
Monday 15th May 2017 cancelled
Monday 22nd May 2017
Monday 29th May 2017
Monday 5th June 2017 cancelled
Tuesday 13th June 2017
Monday 26th June 2017
Monday 10th July 2017
Monday 24th July 2017
Monday 14th August 2017
Monday 21st August 2017 
Monday 28th  August 2017
Monday 18th September 2017
Monday 25th September 2017 
Monday 30th October 2017 
Monday 13th November 2017
Monday 27th November 2017

Non-students - $200
Students - free 

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