In June 2012 the University launched Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu, the University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Integrated Strategy.
‘This strategy will play a central role in the University’s overall objective to create and sustain a university that, for the benefit of Australia and the wider world, maximises the potential of the most promising students, the brightest researchers and the most dedicated staff, whatever their social and cultural background.'
A key target in that strategy is that all new and existing staff will take part in cross-cultural training. This target is designed to create an on-going commitment to professional growth in this area of cultural competence.
Learning Solutions is collaborating with the DVC IS&S to develop the resources/professional development opportunities to support the meeting of this target.
Workshop - Aboriginal Kinship and Cultural Competence
This workshop will provide an introduction to the strategy and is a springboard into understanding or deepening participants’ understanding, of cultural competence (one of the strategy's key commitments).
More information on the cultural competence workshop.
Resources and tools
A commitment to cultural competence is a commitment to ongoing reflection, learning and action. These tools/resources are designed to support staff in further professional development in the areas of cross cultural communication, understanding bias, and cultural competence.
More information on cultural competence resources and tools.