Improving health in WA

Aboriginal Cultural eLearning – a healthier future

Two WA Health staff members completing the Aboriginal Cultural eLearning course

Aboriginal Cultural eLearning – a healthier future (ACeL) is the first component of the WA Health Aboriginal Cultural Learning Package (ACLP), a suite of online cultural learning tools, training and resources which have been developed for all WA Health staff.

Systemwide Aboriginal cultural learning training will support WA Health staff in the development and provision of culturally appropriate health services for Aboriginal people living in Western Australia.

Aboriginal Cultural eLearning training is mandated under OD 0599/15 Aboriginal Cultural eLearning – A Healthier Future (external site). The online course takes about 1.5 hours to complete and can be claimed towards continuing professional development (CPD) points. Staff can enter and leave the course as they need to, and start from where they finished off last time.

ACeL replaces previous online cultural learning packages, including SMHS’s ‘An introduction to providing culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal people’ eLearning package, and NMHS, CAHS and WACHS’s ‘Aboriginal health is everyone’s business’ eLearning package.

All new WA Health staff who have reasonable computer access at work and have not previously completed ACeL, are required to complete the mandated online training within six months of commencement.

All other WA Health staff who have reasonable computer access at work are required to complete the mandated online training within two years from 1 July 2015.

The Aboriginal Cultural eLearning – a healthier future online course is available to all WA Health staff through the Department of Health’s Learning Management System (external site) (WA Health staff only) or through their Health Service’s Learning Management System.

Further information, including how and when to enrol in ACeL, will be available through Health Services and the Department.

More information

  • Aboriginal Cultural Learning Support Team
    Aboriginal Health, System Policy and Planning Division
    Department of Health
    Ground Floor, C Block
    189 Royal Street
    EAST PERTH WA 6004
    Phone: 9222 4466 or 9222 4089
    Email: AboriginalCulturalLearning.DOH@health.wa.gov.au
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