Improving indigenous cultural awareness in the workplace
Promoting better empathy and understanding between workers
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represent 3.2% of the Australian population. However, due to colonial oppression, Indigenous people face significant barriers to employment and are underrepresented in the workforce. All workers have a responsibility to understand these barriers, and support diversity in the workplace to facilitate better intercultural connections.
This course comprehensively explores Indigenous culture to expose learners to the richness of Indigenous cultural practices and dismantle stereotypical fictions. As ignorance perpetuates disconnection and stigma, cultural awareness can foster better empathy and understanding between workers.
The course first outlines the critical gaps in education, healthcare and employment between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, enlightening learners as to the barriers Indigenous people face as a result of colonialism. The lesson then explains the importance of cultural integration and its many benefits. To foster such integration, the course describes the complexities of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communication methods, so that they can be better understood by non-Indigenous Australians.
Learners will be educated on key culturally- sensitive terms to describe Indigenous people, culture and Country, symbols such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags and events with cultural significance. The course then goes into further detail about various Indigenous cultural practices, such as familial structures, kinship, the Dreaming and more.
Specialised Work Health and Safety Training
GRC Solutions is delighted to collaborate with AlertForce, the nationally respected WHS and OHS training company, that specialises in premium compliance training for workplace and occupational health and safety (WHS/OHS).
This coupled with our comprehensive library of compliance courses and our Salt learning technology, provides a cutting edge solution.
If your business needs improved workplace capability or compliance solutions, with better learning outcomes and comprehensive reporting, then contact us to discuss your business training requirements.
Who should do this training?
This training is essential for all personnel in an organisation, ranging from employees to managers.
Regardless of an individual’s cultural background, all workers have a responsibility to broaden their cultural awareness
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- The make-up of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
- The barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face in gaining employment
- The Integration of different cultures in the working environment
- Key terms in describing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and people
- The meaning and symbolism of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Practices
- The complexities of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communication methods and issues
- Significant events and their meaning in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander calendar
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander timeline and its historical significance
Do you have a policy or process, or some subject-matter expertise that you would like to add to this course?
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