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Sample of work: Working Well - Cultural awareness training for health professionals

The Working Well course assists doctors and other health professionals develop cultural safety and awareness when working for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS). Learners are invited to complete the course either on their own or together with a group of colleagues or with their supervisor.

Topics covered in the course include:

  1. Differences between ACCHS and mainstream general practice
  2. The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
  3. Challenges of working at an ACCHS
  4. Common misunderstandings between GPs and other staff at ACCHS
  5. Advice for GP Registrars about to start a term at an ACCHS

Aboriginal health practitioners' stories and perspectives

A range of people share their stories of working in Aboriginal health. Aboriginal health practitioners, ACCHS managers, experienced GPs and GP Registrars tell their stories via recorded audio interviews, illustrations and transcripts.

Learning about working for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services through storytelling

Videos for sharing experiences and advice

Short videos showcasing how ACCHS operate and the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are included throughout the course to provide real life examples of working in communities. Learners are able to take their own notes within the course whilst watching the videos and listening to the stories.

Embedded video and transcripts for peers to share their stories and experiences of working with Aboriginal anmd Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled health services

Text content is kept to a minimum

Text is kept to a minimum throughout the course. Clear and concise focus questions, key points and advice are given for each topic. Video, illustrations and audio are used to provide multi-modal forms of content delivery.

Image capture of the design of the Working Well cultural awareness elearning course

Check your knowledge through self-assessment quizzes

At the end of each topic learners are invited to complete a short multiple-choice quiz to gauge their understanding of the content. On completion of the quiz, learners are able to consolidate their learning by printing key points, their notes, additional resources or even a complete PDF copy of the topic.

Cultural awareness training quiz question

The Working Well online course was developed in collaboration with Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE), AMSANT and the Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS). It received a mention from the World Health Organisation.

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