Cultural Awareness Training

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Cultural Awareness Training is offered free throughout the year to rural students on clinical placement and, at a small fee, to local health professionals. The training exposes ATSI health, historical and cultural issues of the Greater Green Triangle region and is coordinated by GGT UDRH staff in collaboration with local ATSI communities.

Sessions are discipline-specific and designed to provide students with clinical insight into Indigenous health issues. The aim is to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge that will support them as health practitioners to deliver culturally-safe clinical care, and to see that what they do as individuals can make a difference to the health and well being of Indigenous people. 

In 2016, whole day sessions for Pharmacy students have been scheduled at Deakin University, Warrnambool campus from 10.30am – 4.00pm on:

Tuesday 2  August 2016
Thursday 15 September 2016 

Presented by Richard Frankland, one of Australia's most experienced Aboriginal singer/songwriter, author, poet and film maker, this workshop covers an introduction to cross cultural awareness through a series of questions directed to participants, general discussion and a brief insight into pre-contact, contact and post-contact Aboriginal and Islander Australia.


For more information please contact Student Support or phone 03 5551 8440.


A group of health professional students enjoying a day of CAT at Tower Hill near Warrnambool (Victoria) in 2006.     Pangula Mannamurna Inc. in Mt Gambier provides primary health care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in the South East.     Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area Circular Stone Dwelling