Key messages

  • Cultural awareness, cultural safety and cultural competency are vital to an organisation’s ability to effectively attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal employees and to deliver culturally responsive health services.
  • There are many tools and training programs available to assist health services with cultural awareness.
  • Online training is most effective when accompanied by locally focused face-to-face training.

The Department of Health & Human Services is committed to improving employment outcomes for Aboriginal people in the health sector. Cultural awareness, cultural safety and cultural competency are vital to an organisation’s ability to effectively attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal employees and to deliver culturally responsive health services.

There are a number of tools and training programs that support increased cultural awareness, cultural safety and cultural competency.

When selecting cultural training, please be advised that online training is most effective when accompanied by locally focused face-to-face training.

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