Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness

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Aboriginal Sensitivity & Respect

This training is designed to provide staff at UniSA with the information, skills and knowledge necessary to develop cultural sensitivity and respect across our workplace. 

This full-day workshop aims to raise awareness and begin the process of developing a working understanding of Aboriginal Australia. Through this, participants will be better prepared to engage in genuine cross-cultural communication and to identify strategies for working together.

Upon completion of the program you will have: 

  • Understand the distinction between a Welcome to Country and an Acknowledgement of Country and when it is appropriate to engage each one.
  • Identify the impacts of past government policy and practice and the trans-generational impacts.
  • Increase awareness of the historical events that have compounded disadvantage for Aboriginal Australians. 
  • Identify the impact of Federation, the Australian Constitution and the 1967 Referendum on Aboriginal Australians. 
  • Understandthe impacts of colonization on the population and wellbeing of the Aboriginal Australian community. 
  • Understand how to apply 5 principles of Cultural Safety and cultural mindfulness to develop culturally safe, sensitive and respectful relationships with Aboriginal people. 
  • Understand the significance of ‘Identity’ for Aboriginal Australians as it applies to the commonwealth 3-part definition of Aboriginality. 
  • Identify and understand the main forms of racism and impact on victims. 
  • Identifypersonal opportunities to develop culturally safe, sensitive and respectful relationships with Aboriginal people. 

Equivalent trainings include 'Aboriginal Cultural Awareness' or 'Aboriginal Cultural Safety' run at the University since 2014. 

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2022 dates

 

Date Time Location

Monday 21 March 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

Tuesday 19 April 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

Tuesday 17 May 2022
Fully booked

9.00am – 5.00pm

Virtual workshop (zoom)

Wednesday 8 June 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

Tuesday 14 June 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

Monday 27 June 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

SMART School, Magill Campus

Monday 25 July 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

Tuesday 2 August 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

Tuesday 23 August 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm

Virtual workshop (zoom)

 


Working with Aboriginal Peoples

This workshop builds on the discussions staff have had in the Aboriginal Sensitivity & Respect workshops and explores strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Through a series of case studies we look at what is appropriate from recruitment through to having staff working in the University as well as strategies for retention of staff.

The workshop will be very interactive in order to explore as many scenarios as possible. It refers to UniSA's Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 3,120kb) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Policy and gives participants an understanding of how we can achieve the goal of being the University of Choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Through participating in this program you will: 

  • Discuss and understand the impacts of White Privilege and Racism on Aboriginal People,
  • Identify and discuss the historical and contemporary impacts of negative media on Aboriginal People,
  • Identify and discuss methods for engaging with Aboriginal People in a sensitive and respectful manner, and
  • Explore strategies for developing culturally safe, sensitive and respectful workplaces.

*To attend this session, you must have already completed one of the equivalent trainings 'Aboriginal Cultural Awareness', 'Aboriginal Cultural Safety' or 'Aboriginal Sensitivity & Respect' since 2014. 

REGISTER HERE

2022 dates

Date Time Location

Tuesday 3 May 2022

9.00am – 1.00pm

Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie St

Tuesday 26 July 2022

9.00am – 1.00pm

H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

 


Queries and more information

For any queries regarding registration, please email staff.development@unisa.edu.au or call x21324.

Artwork: Meeting Place by Samantha Snow. University of South Australia Art Collection - the artist 2012.