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Cultural Safety Training – May

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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
There are significant numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in rural and regional communities across Victoria. At RWAV, we want to ensure that health services accessed by these clients are culturally safe and sensitive to their needs. RWAV has collaborated with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) to facilitate Cultural Safety Workshops for primary healthcare providers and support staff in rural Victoria. These sessions are funded by RWAV and the Department of Health for eligible healthcare providers and healthcare students.

Workshop information

The Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety workshops are conducted online via Zoom. All sessions are delivered by experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander facilitators, and are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Each workshop is run is two separate parts of 2 hours each, one morning session and one afternoon session, run on the same day. Both sessions must be completed in order for the attendee to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Certificates are emailed to eligible participants upon successful completion of the course. For further details on the training sessions, please refer to the VACCHO website

Eligibility Criteria

  • Health professionals in one of the fields listed below, who provide services full or part-time in the private or non-state government primary health sector (e.g. general practice, private allied health practitioner or a non-government agency)
  • Health professionals must be working in Victoria
  • Health Professionals must work in an MMM3-7 location, or MMM1-7 if working in an Aboriginal Medical Service or ACCHO. You can check the MMM status of your work location via the Health Workforce Locator.
  • Students are eligible, provided they are studying a health discipline in one of the fields below, at a Victorian University or Victorian Tertiary Education Provider and must provide a valid student ID card that indicates Victorian University or Victorian Tertiary Education Provider
  • Any health professional employed solely by the Victorian Government is not eligible to apply
  • Support staff in primary healthcare may be eligible on a case by case basis at the discretion of RWAV.
Eligible health professionals and students must be employed/studying in one of the below categories: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Aboriginal Health Worker Allied Health Assistant Audiologist Chinese Medicine Practitioner Chiropractor Dental Assistant Dental Hygienist Dental Practitioner Dental Prosthetist Dietitian Exercise Physiologist General Medical Practitioner Medical Radiation Practitioner Midwife Nurse Nurse Practitioner Nutritionist Occupational Therapist Optometrist Oral Health Practitioner Orthoptist Orthotists & Prosthetists Osteopath Paramedic Pharmacist Physiotherapist Podiatrist Psychologist Radiographer Social Worker Sonographer Speech Pathologist


Eligible healthcare providers, support staff and students can apply. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging their application, followed by a further email advising them if they have been successful or not. If you are unsure of your eligibility, get in touch with us now or phone 03 9349 7800 (Option 3). Successful applicants will be required to sign and return a grant agreement with RWAV prior to attending the course. Successful applicants who do not attend the course may be requested to reimburse RWAV for the cost of their course registration fee of $250.

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