The CWS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Cultural Immersion Program provides participants with a learning experience that immerses them in the culture of Australia’s First Peoples and has been designed to encourage a journey of self discovery, enabling participants to question what they know and discover what they don’t.
The Program is for organisations that want to better equip their leadership and employees to understand, acknowledge and accept persons from diverse cultures—particularly those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures.
The program includes:
Cultural appreciation, maturity quesionnaires and reports.
On country experience with traditional custodians.
One day cultural immersion and appreciation learning experience.
Enhance your understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture.
Turn good intentions into a journey towards recognition, greater awareness and inclusion.
Many staff lack the required skills and experience to work in an organisation or government department to fully understand and appreciate Australia’s First Peoples . It is imperative that we develop flexible approaches to understanding culture founded in mutual respect and in the recognition of roles and culture.
Flexible approaches need to be applied to reflect the individual circumstances of communities, the nature of issues facing communities, and to have respect for the protocols and process in indigenous communities.
We believe in sharing the journey of this nation to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians across the lands, waters and seas that we work and live on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future and thank them for their continuing custodianship.
Starting with Cultural Awareness is an important foundation to lay for any working employee who is part of the workforce or currently working with Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people. Which simply means everyone who works in this country.
This history lesson is a vital part of understanding the needs and views of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in this country and why cultural safety is an important part of creating equality in services.