Cultural Awareness Training
Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is an important vision and action for the APA.
Our second APA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2017 - 2020 was launched at the APA Conference in October 2017.
An action from the RAP is that the APA will ensure Culturally Aware people are working for the APA and within all areas of the profession. A culturally sensitive workforce across all health professions is critical in strategies to Close the Gap in Aboriginal life expectancy.
A culturally aware profession will make a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Cultural Awareness Training is a broadening experience and provides particular skills, knowledge, and understanding. It aims to improve the engagement of the profession with Aboriginal people and subsequently improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This will be a tailored course to fit the needs of the APA but will also be a gateway course to enriching our understanding of culture, cultural values, and effective communication.
- Improve the engagement of the profession with Aboriginal people and subsequently improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples