Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

This workshop provides an overview of Aboriginal history and culture, as well as culturally appropriate communication protocols and an introduction to strategies to assist participants and organisations to more effectively assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their work.

The workshop covers:

  • Overview of Aboriginal history and culture:
  • Cultural protocols
  • Historical impact of colonisation and government intervention
  • Terminology
  • Significant dates and events


  • Overview of culturally appropriate communication
  • Protocols
  • Helpful tips for identifying whether a person is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Strategies to communicate more effectively

Participants will also workshop scenarios relevant to their work.

The training also provides an opportunity for participants to hear the personal stories from the presenters to appreciate the diversity of Aboriginal culture.

Participants will learn:

  • Strategies to engage and communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • About current issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and how these issues are linked to past and present Government practices and policies
  • Some helpful information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity
  • Ways to offer a more effective service to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to all staff interested in improving their Aboriginal cultural awareness, as well as those working with Aboriginal people and communities