Professional Development

Cultural Safety in the Workplace ©

This interactive eLearning course explores the concept of developing, implementing and maintaining a Culturaly Safe work environment for Aboriginal employees.

Aboriginal staff bring unique skills and perspectives to their workplaces and often assist organisations with developing strong relationships with Aboriginal clients, communities and Aboriginal organisations.

While there is a large focus on providing a culturally safe environment for clients, organisations must also be mindful to provide a culturally safe work environment for Aboriginal employees. Culturally unsafe environments can negatively impact Aboriginal employees while conversely, a safe and supportive environment can provide a place where Aboriginal employees can thrive (and not just survive).

Learning Outcomes

This (60 Minutes) self-paced eLearning Course will:

  • Introduce you to cultural safety and provide applications to practice.
  • Explore racism and specifically, racism in the workplace, with examples of evidence of experiences of racism from several research projects and from Aboriginal peoples’ voices, using quotes.
  • Provide strategies for individuals and organisations to develop and contribute to culturally safe environments. Strategies include reflecting on your own attitudes, a focus on education including educating self and education in the workplace, the development of reconciliation action plans (RAPs) and how & why to be a good ally to Aboriginal colleagues.
  • Provide you you with the opportunity to reflect on your own behaviors and practice, as well as to reflect on scenarios and lived experiences shared in the course.

Target Audience 

The Target Audience for this course is all non-Aboriginal workers, supervisors, managers and leaders in organisations that employ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

It is especially relevant to workers in Service Providers who are funded by the Department of Communities and Justice, under the Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) program.

Artwork by © Amy Allerton, Contemporary Aboriginal Artist of the Gamilaroi, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung Nations.


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  • Member: $18.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $30.00 + GST

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