Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness

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Aboriginal Cultural Safety

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. 

The original full day face to face session has been adapted to an online setting and will comprise of two zoom meetings, taking place two weeks apart, and will include a mix of learning methods.  These workshops aim 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 across cultures.

Upon completion of the program you will have: 

  • A better understanding of Aboriginal Australia from an Aboriginal perspective
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Identify personal opportunities to develop culturally safe, sensitive and respectful relationships with Aboriginal people.
    Staff may find some content challenging and sometimes confronting. 

Registrations are now available, priority access will be given to those having commenced at the University from 1 January 2019. 

It is expected that you can attend both sessions so it is important to confirm your availability for both dates before registering. Please see below for the training times and confirm your registration with your preferred session (please note for convenience your registration in your preferred session will register you for part 1 and part 2 of the training). Pre- and mid learning activities will also be required and sent to you before and inbetween sessions. 

Group

Part 1 Date

Part 1 Time

Part 2 Date

Part 2 Time

A/01

Friday 15 May

9.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 26 May

9.30am – 11.30am

B/02

Friday 15 May

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 26 May

2.00pm – 4.00pm

C/03

Friday 19 June

9.30am – 12.30pm

Monday 29 June

9.30am – 11.30am

D/04

Friday 19 June

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Monday 29 June

2.00pm – 4.00pm

E/05

Tuesday 21 July

9.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 28 July

9.30am – 11.30am

F/06

Tuesday 21 July

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 28 July

2.00pm – 4.00pm

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Working with Aboriginal Peoples

Facilitator: Haydyn Bromley
Target group: Academic and Professional staff who have completed Aboriginal Cultural Safety*
Date: Wenesday 29 July
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location: AU2-02 Training Room, 101 Currie Street

Please note: due to social distancing measures, places will be limited for this workshop and priority will be given to managers of Aboriginal staff. 

This workshop will build on the discussions staff have had in the Aboriginal Cultural Safety workshops and explore strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Through a series of case studies we will 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 will also refer to UniSA's Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 3,120kb) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Policy and give 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 'Aboriginal Cultural Safety' training.

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Queries and more information

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

More information on workshops can be obtained by contacting the University's Consultant: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Employment and Development, Deanne Hanchant-Nichols.

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