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Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Online

The information contained in this session are generalisations and do not reflect the opinions of all Aboriginal people and communities. There may be exceptions to the information provided.

In this course, you will develop an understanding and an appreciation for:
  1. The make-up of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
  2. The barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face in gaining employment
  3. The Integration of different cultures in the working environment
  4. Key terms in describing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and people
  5. The meaning and symbolism of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Practices
  7. The complexities of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communication methods and issues
  8. Significant events and their meaning in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander calendar
  9. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander timeline and its historical significance

    Although the terms ‘Indigenous’, ‘Aboriginal’ and ‘Torres Strait Islander’ are commonly used now, it is important to note that these names are the legacy of colonisation. The names Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are colonial labels imposed on a range of people with diverse cultures and languages and is generally used when referring to both First Nations’ people of Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 

    There are just over half a million Indigenous people in Australia today. This makes up around 2.5% of the Australian population which is comprised of approximately 90% Aboriginal and 6% Torres Strait Islanders, with approximately 4% who are of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

    What are some of the barriers Indigenous people face in gaining employment?

    The barriers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face in gaining employment include:

    • Barriers often stem from cultural differences and a lack of knowledge of recruitment processes by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers. 
    • These can result in under-prepared work resumes or inappropriately addressing key selection criteria. 
    • It is also reported that a lower level of candidate interest occurs if there are no other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians working in the organisation.

    Factors that can make it difficult for Indigenous people to obtain work include:

    • Lack of education and relevant training
    • Lack of exposure to the mainstream workforce, the culture and expectations of organisations
    • The challenges involved in balancing family and community obligations with the demands of full time work
    • Poor Health

     Run time approx. 30 minutes.

     

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    "It was simple, to the point and very much needed - thank you"

    Robyn S.

    "Informative, great insight for anyone with no or little knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Cultural Awareness. Very relevant information and very well presented. It definitely got me interested to explore further and learn more. Great presentation, which I hope or should be presented in our schools' system."

    Anonymous

    "This course should be made mandated to everyone because it gives us a greater understanding towards Indigenous culture and background. The gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians will be closer as we gain a better understanding of their history and their culture and background."

    Helen L.

    "Very informative, detailed and well put together. Definitely recommending fellow work colleagues to do."

    Anonymous

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understanding Australia's Indigenous Populations: Deepen your knowledge about the intricate makeup of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. This outcome will empower you to understand the rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions that these communities possess.
    • Exploring Barriers to Employment: Acquire an in-depth understanding of the barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations face when seeking employment. Learn about systemic issues, cultural differences, and other contributing factors to these challenges.
    • Promoting Cultural Integration: Learn effective strategies for promoting the integration of different cultures within the working environment. Develop the skillset necessary to foster an inclusive and respectful workplace that values diversity.
    • Key Terminology for Cultural Awareness: Master the use of key terms and phrases that are pertinent when discussing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and people. This understanding will aid in respectful and effective communication with and about these communities.
    • The Symbolism of Indigenous Flags: Gain insight into the profound meaning and symbolism embedded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags. These flags represent the cultural heritage and identity of Australia's Indigenous peoples, and knowing their symbolism fosters respect and understanding.
    • Understanding Indigenous Communication Methods: Enhance your understanding of the complexities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communication methods. This knowledge will help you navigate cross-cultural interactions more effectively and contribute to better working relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues or clients.

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    WHO IS IT FOR?

    This course is suitable for professionals across various sectors as well as students, academics, and anyone interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Benefits to Organisations

    • Enhanced Cultural Competency

      By participating in this indigenous cultural training in Australia, organisations can provide better communication, more effective relationship-building, and a higher standard of service delivery, particularly when interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

    • Inclusive Workplace Culture

      Undertaking the Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training course allows organisations to foster an inclusive working environment, promoting a culture of respect and value for diversity among staff and stakeholders, directly impacting employee morale and productivity.

    • Improved Reputation

      An organisation's commitment to cultural awareness and diversity can enhance its reputation, showing clients, employees, and the wider community that you value and respect Australia's Indigenous cultures.

    • Greater Engagement

      Understanding and addressing cultural nuances can significantly improve an organisation's engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, employees, and communities, leading to more meaningful interactions and stronger relationships.

    • Informed Decision Making

      By understanding the unique challenges and barriers that Indigenous people face, particularly in employment, organisations can make more informed and inclusive decisions.

    • Promotion of Equality

      Engaging with Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training can assist organisations in combating bias and promoting equality, mitigating systemic issues, and driving social change within the industry and the wider community.

    Got multiple people needing to do a course? We will get back to you within a day!

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Our Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training course provides an enlightening exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This cultural training in Australia begins by introducing the rich diversity of these indigenous communities. The course covers critical barriers these groups face in employment and presents strategies to foster cultural integration in workplaces. Participants learn important terminology related to Indigenous cultures and understand the significance of their flags. The course ends with an examination of Indigenous communication methods, enhancing cross-cultural interactions. A unique highlight is the understanding of significant Indigenous events and their importance in the Australian cultural context.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    • Introduction
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population
    • Employment
    • Obstacles
    • Different Cultures
    • Understanding key terms
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture
    • Cultural Practices Cultural Integration and Traditions
    • Events Timeline of events relating to Indigenous History
    • Further information

    This course is an awareness course and covers all the important points around Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training.

    Our assessment process includes a series of online tests to evaluate your grasp of the course content. To stay updated, we recommend retaking this training every two years.

    There are no prerequisites for this course; it is open to anyone seeking to expand their understanding of Australia's Indigenous cultures.

    After completing the course and meeting the assessment requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training.

    Student Reviews

    Will the course content be relevant if my organisation doesn't have many Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients or employees?

    Absolutely. This course isn't just about direct interaction with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It also enriches your understanding of Australia's rich cultural heritage and can help create a more inclusive and respectful environment in your organisation, which is beneficial regardless of the makeup of your staff or clientele.

    Our organisation is extremely busy; how can we accommodate this course?

    The Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Online Course is designed to be flexible. Being self-paced, it can easily fit into your organisation's schedule without disrupting regular operations.

    Can the course materials potentially cause discomfort or controversy among my employees?

    The course is designed to educate and foster understanding, not cause controversy. However, it does touch upon sensitive topics such as historical events, barriers to employment, and the impact of colonisation. These are presented in a respectful and informative manner, aiming to facilitate open dialogue and cultural understanding.

    My business is small, and cost is a concern. Is the training worth the investment?

    Yes, even for small businesses, investing in cultural awareness training can be beneficial. It can enhance communication, improve customer service, foster an inclusive work environment, and show a commitment to cultural respect and understanding, all of which can contribute to the growth and reputation of your business.

    We are a global organisation; why should we focus on Australian Indigenous cultural training?

    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are among the oldest in the world and offer unique insights. Understanding these cultures can enrich global perspectives and demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, values that are increasingly important on the international stage. Additionally, the skills and understandings developed in this course can be beneficial in interactions with indigenous cultures worldwide.

    What if the course content inadvertently perpetuates stereotypes about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

    The course is carefully designed to educate and dispel misconceptions, not perpetuate stereotypes. It focuses on providing accurate, respectful, and sensitive information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, ensuring a balanced and nuanced understanding of these communities.

    I'm concerned about cultural appropriation. How does the course address this issue?

    The course emphasises the importance of cultural respect and understanding. It specifically addresses the issue of cultural appropriation, guiding how to appreciate and engage with Indigenous cultures respectfully and responsibly. It promotes cultural exchange rather than appropriation, fostering an environment of mutual respect and appreciation.

    Is the course suitable for individuals with no prior knowledge or experience in Indigenous cultures?

    Absolutely. The course is designed to accommodate learners with varying levels of familiarity with Indigenous cultures. It provides a comprehensive introduction and foundation, making it accessible and engaging for individuals with no prior knowledge or experience.

    Can the course be customised to meet the specific needs of our organisation?

    While the core content of the course is standardised, certain aspects can be tailored to meet specific organisational needs. We understand that each organisation has unique requirements, and we are open to discussing any customisation options to ensure the course aligns with your goals and objectives.

    Will this course make me an expert in Indigenous cultures?

    While the course provides a comprehensive understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, it is important to note that it does not make participants experts. It is designed to promote cultural awareness, respect, and understanding. Continuous learning, engagement, and collaboration with Indigenous communities are essential for further deepening your knowledge and understanding of these rich cultures.

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      "It was simple, to the point and very much needed - thank you"

      Robyn S.

      "Informative, great insight for anyone with no or little knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Cultural Awareness. Very relevant information and very well presented. It definitely got me interested to explore further and learn more. Great presentation, which I hope or should be presented in our schools' system."

      Anonymous

      "This course should be made mandated to everyone because it gives us a greater understanding towards Indigenous culture and background. The gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians will be closer as we gain a better understanding of their history and their culture and background."

      Helen L.

      "Very informative, detailed and well put together. Definitely recommending fellow work colleagues to do."

      Anonymous

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      Learning Outcomes

      • Understanding Australia's Indigenous Populations: Deepen your knowledge about the intricate makeup of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. This outcome will empower you to understand the rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions that these communities possess.
      • Exploring Barriers to Employment: Acquire an in-depth understanding of the barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations face when seeking employment. Learn about systemic issues, cultural differences, and other contributing factors to these challenges.
      • Promoting Cultural Integration: Learn effective strategies for promoting the integration of different cultures within the working environment. Develop the skillset necessary to foster an inclusive and respectful workplace that values diversity.
      • Key Terminology for Cultural Awareness: Master the use of key terms and phrases that are pertinent when discussing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and people. This understanding will aid in respectful and effective communication with and about these communities.
      • The Symbolism of Indigenous Flags: Gain insight into the profound meaning and symbolism embedded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags. These flags represent the cultural heritage and identity of Australia's Indigenous peoples, and knowing their symbolism fosters respect and understanding.
      • Understanding Indigenous Communication Methods: Enhance your understanding of the complexities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communication methods. This knowledge will help you navigate cross-cultural interactions more effectively and contribute to better working relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues or clients.

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      • $100 off your first case from Naked Wines (value $100)
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      $1232 EXTRA VALUE - JUST FOR YOU INSIDE!
      * New customers when you successfully sign up for a new personal / business credit card ** Indigenous Cultural Awareness / Impacts of Climate Change courses

      WHO IS IT FOR?

      This course is suitable for professionals across various sectors as well as students, academics, and anyone interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

      Benefits to Organisations

      • Enhanced Cultural Competency

        By participating in this indigenous cultural training in Australia, organisations can provide better communication, more effective relationship-building, and a higher standard of service delivery, particularly when interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

      • Inclusive Workplace Culture

        Undertaking the Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training course allows organisations to foster an inclusive working environment, promoting a culture of respect and value for diversity among staff and stakeholders, directly impacting employee morale and productivity.

      • Improved Reputation

        An organisation's commitment to cultural awareness and diversity can enhance its reputation, showing clients, employees, and the wider community that you value and respect Australia's Indigenous cultures.

      • Greater Engagement

        Understanding and addressing cultural nuances can significantly improve an organisation's engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, employees, and communities, leading to more meaningful interactions and stronger relationships.

      • Informed Decision Making

        By understanding the unique challenges and barriers that Indigenous people face, particularly in employment, organisations can make more informed and inclusive decisions.

      • Promotion of Equality

        Engaging with Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training can assist organisations in combating bias and promoting equality, mitigating systemic issues, and driving social change within the industry and the wider community.

      COURSE OUTLINE

      Our Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training course provides an enlightening exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This cultural training in Australia begins by introducing the rich diversity of these indigenous communities. The course covers critical barriers these groups face in employment and presents strategies to foster cultural integration in workplaces. Participants learn important terminology related to Indigenous cultures and understand the significance of their flags. The course ends with an examination of Indigenous communication methods, enhancing cross-cultural interactions. A unique highlight is the understanding of significant Indigenous events and their importance in the Australian cultural context.

      COURSE STRUCTURE

      • Introduction
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population
      • Employment
      • Obstacles
      • Different Cultures
      • Understanding key terms
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture
      • Cultural Practices Cultural Integration and Traditions
      • Events Timeline of events relating to Indigenous History
      • Further information

      Student Reviews

      Will the course content be relevant if my organisation doesn't have many Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients or employees?

      Absolutely. This course isn't just about direct interaction with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It also enriches your understanding of Australia's rich cultural heritage and can help create a more inclusive and respectful environment in your organisation, which is beneficial regardless of the makeup of your staff or clientele.

      Our organisation is extremely busy; how can we accommodate this course?

      The Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Online Course is designed to be flexible. Being self-paced, it can easily fit into your organisation's schedule without disrupting regular operations.

      Can the course materials potentially cause discomfort or controversy among my employees?

      The course is designed to educate and foster understanding, not cause controversy. However, it does touch upon sensitive topics such as historical events, barriers to employment, and the impact of colonisation. These are presented in a respectful and informative manner, aiming to facilitate open dialogue and cultural understanding.

      My business is small, and cost is a concern. Is the training worth the investment?

      Yes, even for small businesses, investing in cultural awareness training can be beneficial. It can enhance communication, improve customer service, foster an inclusive work environment, and show a commitment to cultural respect and understanding, all of which can contribute to the growth and reputation of your business.

      We are a global organisation; why should we focus on Australian Indigenous cultural training?

      The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are among the oldest in the world and offer unique insights. Understanding these cultures can enrich global perspectives and demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, values that are increasingly important on the international stage. Additionally, the skills and understandings developed in this course can be beneficial in interactions with indigenous cultures worldwide.

      What if the course content inadvertently perpetuates stereotypes about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

      The course is carefully designed to educate and dispel misconceptions, not perpetuate stereotypes. It focuses on providing accurate, respectful, and sensitive information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, ensuring a balanced and nuanced understanding of these communities.

      I'm concerned about cultural appropriation. How does the course address this issue?

      The course emphasises the importance of cultural respect and understanding. It specifically addresses the issue of cultural appropriation, guiding how to appreciate and engage with Indigenous cultures respectfully and responsibly. It promotes cultural exchange rather than appropriation, fostering an environment of mutual respect and appreciation.

      Is the course suitable for individuals with no prior knowledge or experience in Indigenous cultures?

      Absolutely. The course is designed to accommodate learners with varying levels of familiarity with Indigenous cultures. It provides a comprehensive introduction and foundation, making it accessible and engaging for individuals with no prior knowledge or experience.

      Can the course be customised to meet the specific needs of our organisation?

      While the core content of the course is standardised, certain aspects can be tailored to meet specific organisational needs. We understand that each organisation has unique requirements, and we are open to discussing any customisation options to ensure the course aligns with your goals and objectives.

      Will this course make me an expert in Indigenous cultures?

      While the course provides a comprehensive understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, it is important to note that it does not make participants experts. It is designed to promote cultural awareness, respect, and understanding. Continuous learning, engagement, and collaboration with Indigenous communities are essential for further deepening your knowledge and understanding of these rich cultures.

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      Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Online

      Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Online

        Course Highlights:

        • On-demand Training
        • Complete on Any Device
        • Quality Focused
        • Fast Certification
        • Tax Deductable
        • 100% Online
        • 24 Months Unlimited Course Access
        • Self-print Certificate

        "It was simple, to the point and very much needed - thank you"

        Robyn S.

        "Informative, great insight for anyone with no or little knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Cultural Awareness. Very relevant information and very well presented. It definitely got me interested to explore further and learn more. Great presentation, which I hope or should be presented in our schools' system."

        Anonymous

        "This course should be made mandated to everyone because it gives us a greater understanding towards Indigenous culture and background. The gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians will be closer as we gain a better understanding of their history and their culture and background."

        Helen L.

        "Very informative, detailed and well put together. Definitely recommending fellow work colleagues to do."

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