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Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Understand the need for cultural safety in caring for Australia’s First Peoples

In this course, you’ll learn to provide safer healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by developing your cultural capability.
You’ll explore 5 cultural capabilities – Respect, Communication, Safety and Quality, Reflection and Advocacy.

You’ll learn and apply knowledge of local community in a range of health and human services areas. You’ll also gain an important insight into how colonisation continues to affect the health of Australia’s First Peoples.

Ultimately, you’ll understand how to build relationships and work in true partnership to deliver safer healthcare services.

What topics will you cover?

  • An introduction to the five cultural capabilities required by health and human services workers, including:

    • Respect: recognising and respecting the diversity of First Peoples’ cultures and the impact of history on First Peoples’ contemporary health status.

    • Communication: learning how to build respectful relationships and partnerships by communicating in a culturally safe way.

    • Safety and quality: exploring best practice approaches to promote culturally and clinically safe healthcare.

    • Reflection: reflecting on the influence of your cultural identity and the impact of racism, stereotypes and power relations on culturally and clinically safe healthcare.

    • Advocacy: learning the importance of promoting and advocating for equity, human rights and social change for Australia’s First Peoples to support improvements in health outcomes.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed and developed for students and employees in health and human services, working in a range of areas. These areas include Aboriginal Community Controlled Services, comprehensive primary health care, primary and maternal health, chronic disease, child safety, youth services and aged care.

Who developed the course?

Griffith University

Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research.