Health professionals who are about to commence work in rural Western Australia are encouraged to participate in cultural awareness and safety training. The following links provide details of online training and organisations that provide appropriate training.

Online Cultural Awareness and Safety Training

The following training links are available online:

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

Rural Health West has developed a resource to assist health professionals working in rural Western Australia to further understand the particular cultural needs of Aboriginal communities. If you would like a copy of this resource please contact Rural Health West via email or telephone 08 6389 4500.