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 available free of charge to eligible healthcare providers and students as outlined below.
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
- 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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
Aboriginal Health Worker
Allied Health Assistant
Chinese Medicine Practitioner
General Medical Practitioner
Medical Radiation Practitioner
Oral Health Practitioner
Orthotists & Prosthetists
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