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Cultural Awareness Training

WHY CULTURAL AWARENESS IS IMPORTANT

AFL SportsReady’s extensive experience working with Indigenous communities and corporate organisations across the country, has allowed our team to observe first-hand the positive impact cultural understanding can make to an organisation’s service delivery and its overall culture.

We have supported young Indigenous people through traineeships for nearly 20 years and in that time have provided cultural advice and built positive relationships between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people in the workplace.

We believe that Cultural Awareness Training is a pivotal step in ensuring understanding and a base level of knowledge within any organisation. It’s important that a foundation is laid for this work to flow from. It also speaks to the values on an organisation in aiming to work towards creating safe, understanding and welcoming workplaces where Indigenous staff can thrive.

We deliver our program to organisations that wish to obtain a greater understanding of Indigenous culture and are seeking practical assistance to build culturally inclusive workplaces.

To view the upcoming dates for our Cultural Awareness Training please click here.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WILL
  • DEVELOP A GREATER APPRECIATION and understanding of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their history and cultural diversity;
  • RECEIVE PRACTICAL TOOLS enabling you to confidently engage and build effective working relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities; and
  • BE EMPOWERED to deliver more responsive and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
“BRILLIANT, WELL DELIVERED, INFORMATIVE & MOVING”

[Quote from our 2016 participant survey]

COURSE ELEMENTS

WHO ARE ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE?

  • Aboriginality and identity
  • Diversity of Indigenous people
  • Cultural values and beliefs
  • Indigenous communities
  • Language areas
  • Family & social structures
  • Kinship
  • Demographics

HISTORY & ITS IMPACTS: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

  • Government policies
  • Colonisation
  • Reserves and missions
  • Timeline of significant events
  • Present Indigenous Australia
  • Stolen Generation

STEREOTYPES & DISCRIMINATION

  • Stereotypes
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Stereotypes activity and discussion
  • How easily it happens and why it’s dangerous

WHAT IT ALL MEANS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?

  • Key lessons learnt
  • Practical visual application of these lessons
  • Indigenous Australia today
  • How we can all play a role
90% OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, WOULD RECOMMEND THE TRAINING TO OTHERS

[Based on our 2016 participant survey]

OUR EXPERTISE

Our Cultural Awareness Program is delivered by our experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team who have an intimate knowledge of culture and extensive experience in delivering the highly specialised training to organisations across Australia including:

  • Corporate partners
  • Government departments
  • Sporting organisations
  • Small to medium-sized employers
  • Vocational Training and Education Centre partners
88% OF PARTICIPANTS, RATE OUR CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAM AS EXCELLENT or VERY GOOD

[Based on our 2016 participant survey]

COSTS

HALF DAY: $195.00

  • Minimum of 15 participants / maximum 25
  • Minimum charge of $2,925.00 per session
  • Four hour delivery time
  • Costs include course materials

FULL DAY: $245.00

  • Minimum of 15 participants / maximum 25

OTHER COSTS

  • Catering is an additional cost of $21.20 per participant
  • Venue booking costs will be incurred If training is not held at AFL SportsReady head office (if applicable)
  • Travel costs will be incurred for regional delivery
  • Some cancellation fees may apply if within 14 days of delivery (visit our website for details)