Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness


As part of our commitment to Reconciliation, we strongly encourage staff to participate in these cultural safety workshops. All sessions are facilitated by Haydyn Bromley, Executive Director Bookabee Australia.

Aboriginal Cultural Safety

Full day cultural awareness training!

Do you want to have:

  • A better understanding of Aboriginal Australia from an Aboriginal perspective?
  • An opportunity to ask those sticky questions you've always wanted to know the answer to, but have been too afraid to ask?
  • To engage in a culturally sensitive interaction where you can listen to and share personal experiences?
  • To discuss ways to identify, promote and engage in Cultural Awareness and diversity activities across the University?

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.

Staff may find some content challenging and sometimes confronting. We encourage all staff to attend these workshops.

All sessions are held at AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street and run from 9.00am – 5.00pm. These sessions are free and open to all University of South Australia staff.

2019 Sessions

  • Tuesday 12 February fully booked
  • Wednesday 13 March fully booked
  • Thursday 11 April fully booked
  • Tuesday 14 May fully booked
  • Wednesday 5 June fully booked
  • Thursday 4 July fully booked
  • Thursday 18 July - Mount Gambier, LC1-04
  • Friday 16 August fully booked
  • Wednesday 18 September fully booked
  • Friday 18 October
  • Tuesday 12 November


Working with Aboriginal Peoples

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 Reconciliation Action Plan 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.

To attend this session, you must have already completed 'Aboriginal Cultural Safety' training.

All sessions are held at AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street and run from 9.00am – 1.00pm. These sessions are free and open to all University of South Australia staff who have completed 'Aboriginal Cultural Safety'.

2019 Sessions

  • Wednesday 20 March fully booked
  • Tuesday 28 May fully booked
  • Friday 19 July - Mount Gambier LC1-04
  • Thursday 25 July fully booked
  • Tuesday 24 September fully booked
  • Tuesday 27 November


For any queries regarding your registration, please emails R-HRM-DevCalendar@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.

A cancellation policy of $100 per workshop will apply for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice or no shows on the day unless special circumstances apply.

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