Aboriginal Cultural Learning

$22/per user

12 months access

What you will learn

Aboriginal Cultural Learning aims to improve your knowledge and awareness of the impacts of Aboriginal and Australian history on systemic and cultural issues that impact on Aboriginal people’s health and wellbeing today.

This course has been developed to support the implementation of the SA Health Aboriginal Cultural Learning Framework to enable a consistent approach to the improvement of the cultural competency of its workforce in order to meet the needs of its Aboriginal consumers.


This course is suitable for all people who work in the health sector.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe cultural awareness
  • examine why cultural competency is important in your workplace
  • appraise Aboriginal history and its relationship to health outcomes for Aboriginal people
  • recognise the impact of racism on Aboriginal people’s health
  • question your values and attitudes around Aboriginal people's past and present lives
  • formulate basic strategies to empathise and communicate with Aboriginal people.

About this course


The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Certificate of Completion

On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.


This course adheres to South Australian (SA Health) guidelines and Australian National Standards.

The principles described in the course can however be applied to any health care setting.

If you practice outside South Australia it is your responsibility to refer to the specific requirements of your local health authority.


This course and the Aboriginal Cultural Learning Framework align with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition, Standards 1 and 2.

Clinical Governance Standard: Ticked Partnering with Consumers Standard: Ticked


Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

NSQHS Standards Actions to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Australian Government, Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 2014

Beyond Blue

Website providing resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with anxiety and depression

NSW Department of Community Services

Working with Aboriginal People and Communities: A Practice Resource, 2011

Pride and Pain

Explore why January 26th may not be a day of celebration for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Queensland Health

Communicating Effectively with Aboriginal People, 2015

Reconciliation Australia


SA Health

Aboriginal Cultural Learning Framework, SA Health, 2017.
This course covers the level one learning outcomes from the SA Health Aboriginal Cultural Learning Framework.

WCHN Digital Media

In the following video the Aboriginal people we interviewed share more of their experiences.

Course structure