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 22nd January 2018
Monday 5th February 2018
Monday 5th March 2018 
Monday 16th April 2018
Monday 28th May 2018 
Monday 25th June 2018

Further 2018 dates may be added

Non-students - $200
Students - free 

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