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04 Jul 19

Cultural Awareness and Cultural Safety – an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective

IMPORTANT UPDATE! - 20th June.

As a result of unforeseeable circumstances we have been forced to postpone this event until further notice. We have only received this new information today and are busily trying to arrange a rescheduled date. We will notify all registrants by direct email as soon as we know. Please accept our apologies.

Registration for live participation in this event is no longer possible as the available spaces have all been reserved.

As an alternative you can follow this link and register to be sent a link to the recording of the event. We expect to be in a position to do that within a few days of the live event taking place.

We apologise for this inconvenience but demand has far outstripped our available resources on this occasion.

Cultural Awareness and Cultural Safety –
an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective

Cultural Awareness and Cultural Safety are part of a continuum in better understanding cultural differences and overcoming potential cultural power imbalances.

Cultural safety represents a shift from providing care, regardless of difference, to care that takes account of people’s unique experience and cultural context.

Participants will gain a greater understanding around elements of cultural awareness and cultural safety from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective including;
~ Building on cultural awareness and knowledge.
~ Improving practice, understanding and behaviour.
~ Practical tips around making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people safe.

Meet your presenters:

Mark Elliott, AAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group (ATSIAAG)

Mark Elliott is a Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal man whose family are the Trevorrow’s from the Coorong area of South Australia. Mark was a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dementia Advisory Group (NATSIDAG) since its inception until it wound up in 2015/16 and continues to have a passion for working in the area of dementia. Mark currently sits on the Executive of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) which is supported by the Australian Association of Gerontology of which he is a life member. Mark works part time for the Menzies School of Health Research as a Project Coordinator.

Kath Moore

Katherine is a Ngarrindjeri woman with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the areas of health and education. Kath has a Bachelor in Health Science (Aboriginal Health and Community Development) and has worked in urban, regional and remote Aboriginal communities right across Australia. Her experience working with government and non-government organisations has given her an insight into how the different sectors operate and the importance of cultural understanding when working with Aboriginal communities. Kath enjoys sharing her cultural knowledge and working towards an inclusive, respectful future.



Funded by the Australian Government through the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund:



Important notice regarding our webinars

Once you complete the registrations process below you will get two e-mails. One from us confirming registration and another from Redback Conferencing (the software that we use for our webinars).

Recently Microsoft Outlook has been consigning these important emails to junk or spam. You need this second email in order to participate in the event, it contains the link that you need to join. Please ensure that you retrieve the item from spam/junk and "Report as not junk". Some of you may have to ask your IT departments for help in unblocking this address.

Apologies for this potential inconvenience but we are at the mercy of the IT industry in all this.


Event Date & Time: Thurs 4th July 1.00pm - 2.00pm AEST

Event Location: WEBINAR, National

Registrations Open: 17th Jun 19 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 24th Jun 19 5:15 PM

Places Available: 11

AAG Members: FREE
NZAG Members: FREE
ANZSGM Members: FREE
Non-Members: FREE

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