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.

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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

cultural wealth community health coverThis 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. 

A hard copy of the publication can be ordered by contacting Rural Health West or download an order form.

Online Cultural Awareness and Safety Training

Aboriginal Cultural Orientation Plan for Health Professionals
WA Country Health Service, Disability Services Commission and Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
http://lms.wacrh.uwa.edu.au

'After Sorry'
iCAT Online Cultural Awareness Training 
http://waljin.itraustralia.com 

An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Awareness 
Why Warriors 
www.whywarriors.com.au 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 
www.racgp.org.au/aboriginalhealth

Registered Cultural Awareness and Safety Training Providers

Cultural Awareness Training Register
Reconciliation Australia 
www.reconciliation.org.au 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/courses-training 

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) 
08 9227 1631
www.ahcwa.org.au

Indigenous Services Australia
08 9368 6857
www.indigenousservices.com.au 

Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office
08 9370 0333
www.dao.health.wa.gov.au 

Cancer Council of Western Australia 
Aboriginal Cultural Safety in Palliative Care
08 9382 9300
www.cancerwa.asn.au 

Department of Aboriginal Affairs 
Freecall: 1300 651 077
www.daa.wa.gov.au 

Great Southern Institute of Technology 
08 9892 8888
http://gsinstitute.wa.edu.au 

Western Desert Puntukurnuparna Aboriginal Corporation 
08 9037 1100

WAGPET Cultural Awareness Training 
www.wagpet.com.au 

Remote Area Health Corps
08 8942 1650
www.rahc.com.au 

Other cultural resources

Western Australia Department of Health - Office of Aboriginal Health
www.aboriginal.health.wa.gov.au 

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 
www.aiatsis.gov.au 

ABC Indigenous 
www.abc.net.au/indigenous 
 
SBS Television Series - First Australians 
www.sbs.com.au/firstaustralians