Aboriginal Cultural Learning

WA Health is committed to improving the health of Aboriginal people and providing staff with access to Aboriginal Cultural Learning is a priority in achieving this outcome.

The WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2030 (PDF 10MB) identifies ‘a culturally respectful and non-discriminatory health system’ as a WA Health strategic direction.

This can be achieved by providing Aboriginal cultural education and training opportunities which builds the health system’s capacity, capability and responsiveness to service the health needs of Aboriginal people living in Western Australia.

Embedded in cultural learning is increasing staff’s understanding of Aboriginal perspectives in:

  • day-to-day involvement with Aboriginal clients and colleagues
  • service delivery and design
  • policy and planning at all levels.

The Director General has mandated that all WA Health staff complete the online training Aboriginal Cultural eLearning - a healthier future (ACeL), under the Aboriginal Cultural eLearning – a healthier future (mandatory under MP 0065/17 Aboriginal Cultural eLearning Policy).

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

The journey of health and wellbeing

The Journey of Health and Wellbeing animated video helps to promote understanding of Aboriginal people’s experience from colonisation to the present day.

The 10-minute animation shows how events of the past play out in the present and offers a framework of hope and equity.

Watch more of our videos at the WA Health YouTube channel (external site).

Last reviewed: 13-08-2020
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Aboriginal Health