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Different culture, common ground



Target audience: people who work with or provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities

Course summary:
Different cultures, common ground is a customised cultural awareness workshop that is designed to provide guidelines and strategies for engaging appropriately with Indigenous people and communities. The aim is to improve understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and provide the tools for establishing meaningful relationships with Indigenous Australians both inside and outside the workplace.

The workshops are tailored to meet an individual organisation's needs and are delivered in either one day, two day or brief information session format. Workshops are facilitated by qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainers, incorporating a local Indigenous representative from attendees' local community or region.

All workshops encourage participation and group interaction. Facilitators are committed to providing a learning environment that is friendly and relaxing, ensuring all participants develop a long lasting awareness of local Indigenous culture. Post-workshop support is also available to all participants through the Indigenous Lead Centre at Tropical North Queensland TAFE. The course includes:

All participants are assessed and receive a resource kit and a recognised statement of attainment.

Fee payable: Not specified

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified


Indigenous Lead Centre
Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4042 2370
Fax: (07) 4042 2604


Last updated: 9 October 2013
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