It is recommended that medical and health professionals undertake cultural awareness and safety training prior to commencing work in rural Western Australia.
The resources provided below are designed to develop further understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and how to deliver culturally appropriate healthcare.
Funding may be available for outreach providers who administer Rural Health West outreach programs to support the cost related to cultural training. Contact the Outreach team for further information.
Cultural Wealth Community Health
This publication, developed by Rural Health West, is an introduction to cultural awareness for health professionals working with and caring for Indigenous Australians in Western Australia. In the hope of achieving better health outcomes, the resource raises awareness about mutual respect and cultural understanding which underpins all aspects of the development of strong relationships with Indigenous patients and communities.
Online Cultural Awareness and Safety Training
Registered Cultural Awareness and Safety Training Providers
Cultural Awareness Training Register
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA)
08 9227 1631
Indigenous Services Australia
08 9368 6857
Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office
08 9370 0333
Cancer Council of Western Australia
Aboriginal Cultural Safety in Palliative Care
08 9382 9300
Department of Aboriginal Affairs
Freecall: 1300 651 077
Great Southern Institute of Technology
08 9892 8888
Western Desert Puntukurnuparna Aboriginal Corporation
08 9037 1100
WAGPET Cultural Awareness Training
Remote Area Health Corps
08 8942 1650