Cultural Safety Training – Gumbaynggirr Country

In the Healthy North Coast 2021 Community Survey, 32% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants said they stopped or delayed getting health care because they were unable to access culturally safe services. As Health Professionals, ensuring our practice is culturally safe is essential to increasing First Nation Peoples access to health services and intern, closing the gap.

This Cultural Safety Training is a comprehensive series designed to increase local cultural awareness and develop practical skills to enable health professionals to deliver culturally safe healthcare to their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients on the North Coast.

Delivered in partnership with Ochre and Salt and Corporate Culcha, the training will be delivered in three parts, combining both self-paced online and face-to-face learning. The training is RACGP and ACRRM accredited for 6.5 CPD Hours.


Learning Objectives:

  • Consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences of health and illness.
  • Explain the historical impact on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Enhance confidence to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
  • Evaluate your cultural safety practices and implement steps to provide culturally safe and acceptable healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
  • Appraise the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives as individual and kinship structures and social determinants of health and wellbeing.


Module 1 & 2: Online
These self-paced eLearning modules, by Ochre and Salt, must be completed before attending the face-to-face workshop (Module 3).
Combined the modules will take approximately two and half hours to complete online.
Link provided to registered clinicians two weeks prior to the workshop.


Module 3: Cedar Bar, 8 Church St, Bellingen
A face-to-face cultural excursion that includes a two-hour cultural engagement workshop, catered morning tea and lunch, and a two-hour on-Country cultural experience.

  • 9am – 11:15am – Cultural Safety Workshop
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm – On-Country Cultural Experience with Local Elder.


Who should attend?
Primary Healthcare Professionals, such as GP’s, practice nurses and allied health professionals wanting to increase the cultural safety in their practice only.

RSVP Here by Mon 11 September, 05:00 pm

RSVP Here by Mon 11 September, 05:00 pm

Venue: Cedar Bar, 8 Church St, Bellingen NSW 2454

Date/Time: Wed 20 Sep 2023, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm AEST

Event Organiser: Healthy North Coast

Contact: Krissi Devlin

Phone: 0447407473

Email: Click here