Cultural Awareness Training

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Learning Objectives

The Goombuckar Creations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Training Program for Health Professionals learning objectives include:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, and cultures;
  • Increased knowledge of the impact of past government policies and practices (colonisation, removal from land, cultural dislocation) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health and well-being;
  • Increased knowledge of the socio-economic profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Improved understanding of better communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Increased confidence in identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients;
  • Developed skill in providing culturally appropriatePractices
  • Cultural appriate care plans and care packages
  • Develop new understanding of Medicare Item numbers and Referrals

Program Overview

Facilitator Kerry Neill provides high quality training that is challenging, yet his sense of humour enables program participants to feel at ease whilst learning about sensitive issues throughout the workshop.

Program participants can expect to:

  • Relax and enjoy;
  • Experience the sharing of ideas and stories;
  • Learn about the histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and how some past government policies have impacted on Indigenous Australians today;
  • Become aware of Indigenous cultural diversity;last Round up-250x250
  • Become aware of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures from a traditional perspective;
  • Look at Culturaly appropriate models of care using Medicare Item numbers 
  • Develoup skills and understanding in effective identification
  • Use life scripts to fill the Gap


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Kerry Neill is a Gubbi Gubbi man from the Sunshine Coast region in South East Queensland. Kerry has been  working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in community services, health and education for the past eight years. Kerry has facilitated anger management courses within correctional facilities and schools across NSW, and has been an Aboriginal dancer and didgeridoo player touring all over Australia and the USA. Kerry has also been involved in the writing and delivery of cross cultural communication, dance, health and behaviour management programs across NSW and Queensland. He has had a strong upbringing in his Aboriginal (Gubbi Gubbi) culture and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to cultural awareness training program participants.


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