Free Professional Development Workshop: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Training

The ACT Education and Training Directorate (the Directorate) is hosting a cultural awareness training workshop on the 18 September 2015. This workshop will be delivered by experienced facilitators from the Canberra Institute of Technology’s Yurauna Centre.

About the Workshop

Topics covered will include:

  • Traditional ownership of the ACT and Regions
  • Building understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the diversity and differences between them
  • Identifying issues or barriers that exist in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues and communities
    Learning to engage effectively and respectfully whilst developing basic cross-cultural communication skills
  • An awareness of the issues/barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face
  • Encouraging a culturally sensitive way of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Share in the experiences of an experienced and qualified adult education facilitator
  • See the big picture through visual presentation
  • Hear stories about the individuals on the ground
  • Listen and question
  • Interact with the group utilising case studies and scenarios through experiential learning
  • Raise and discuss issues in a non-confrontational environment
  • Know where to access more information
  • Understand Elders, Aunts, Uncles and Kinship systems
  • Importance of Language and non-verbal communication
  • Take away ideas to assist with working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian colleagues and/or clients, with particular focus on student in a VET context

Workshop details (morning tea and lunch will be provided)

Time and Date: 8:45am – 3:30pm Friday 18 September 2015

Location: Multipurpose Room, Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, STIRLING ACT 2611

RSVP by returning the attached registration form via email to tateconsultation@act.gov.au by COB Friday 11 September 2015.


Submitted on 2015-09-02 by Matthew Haggan

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