IAHA Consulting delivers cultural safety training using our evidence-based Cultural Responsiveness Framework.
At IAHA Consulting, we have created our very own market-leading cultural safety training using our evidence-based Cultural Responsiveness Framework. We are proud of the uniqueness of this training, as it differs from others on the market. Our training focuses on action-orientated and strength-based outcomes. It is aimed at critical self-reflective practise identifying one’s impact on another. Because of this structure in our Framework, we refer to our training as Culturally Responsive Training, or more formally – The IAHA Cultural Responsiveness Training. We deliver our training to you in three main online and blended learning stages for your ease and convenience. It is a highly interactive course that centres around three driving principles:
- What do we need to know; (knowing)
- Whom do we need to be; and (being)
- How do we transform behaviours and systems to be culturally safe and responsive in meeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s needs. (doing)
We have done extensive research on each topic to provide you with meaningful and relevant content. Our research is harnessed by lived experience from our highly skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander facilitators within our IAHA network.
What sets us apart:
The IAHA Cultural Responsiveness Training anchors on the “doing“:
- How can we build cultural safety;
- How can we transform and influence culturally safe and responsive care and services practically: and
- How can we remould and lead culturally safe and responsive action that contextualises to professionals, individuals, service providers, and/or organisations by addressing some of these critical points:
- Provide a mechanism for culturally responsive leadership through behaviour and attitude transformation so you can better understand and act upon culturally responsive ways of knowing, being and doing.
- Offer practical, action-based and solution-focused ways forward for you so you can improve your capability to meet the health and wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Be strengths-based, exploring what works and what could work better within your context; and
- Understand cultural safety and the impact of racism on another person and how that affects their health and wellbeing.
Who is this course for:
While IAHA is a national, member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation – leading in sector workforce development and support, our primary focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Accordingly, we have designed The IAHA Cultural Responsiveness Training to suit many organisations across various industries to achieve this goal. We use examples related to different health industries; however, we can tailor the course to suit your needs and circumstances. What is most important to us is that you understand the theories and work towards your own cultural experience and translate this across to others.
So if you or your organisation interacts with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people regularly, or have staff or colleague who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples – so really, all of us! In that case, this course is for you! We recommend that The IAHA Cultural Responsiveness Training course be completed as a starting point to make yourself more culturally aware and your workplace a culturally safe and responsive environment.
Our allies and supporters:
We are proud of our work, and it is an outstanding achievement to see others getting on board and recognising it too. Our market-leading training has made its way to many individuals and a broad range of organisations. Here is a list of just a few, and click here to see what some of them thought about the course:
- Occupational Therapy Australia Board;
- Speech Pathology Australia members;
- Cancer Australia;
- WA Country Health Allied Health Regional Team, Kununurra WA;
- NSW Outback Division of General Practice, Bourke NSW;
- Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Social Work and Liaison team;
- Health Workforce Queensland;
- Western NSW Primary Health Network;
- NSW HETI;
- NSW Justice Department;
- University of Canberra;
- Fred Hollows Foundation;
- Australian Indigenous Doctors Association;
- National Association Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Workers & Practitioners;
- Australian Society of Medical Imaging Radiation Therapy;
- Macquarie University;
- Medtronic Australia;
- Orthoptics Australia; and
- Australian Association of Social Workers.
Next steps to start the training:
We would love for you to join us, but you may still have a few burning questions. We have created a Frequently Asked Questions page to assist you, which might provide you with further clarifications. Questions include:
- Is there a demo version available for me to look at?
- Can we have modules tailored to our specific workforce context?
- Is there a time limit to complete the levels?
- I’m not in the allied health industry; will this course be relevant to me?
- How is the training hosted for delivery?
- How much does the training cost?
- How much support and feedback do you provide, given that the course is mainly online?
- Can I enrol and start the training right away?
- Can I complete this course as an individual, or is it only for organisations and their staff?
We also encourage you to explore our IAHA Cultural Responsiveness Framework. If you would like to request a PDF copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02 6285 1010.