Cultural Safety Training

Learn about cultural safety to create inclusive, safe and welcoming service delivery and spaces.

Cultural safety is about providing quality service that considers and respects the cultural identity, values and norms of the peoples accessing the service. These cultural values and standards may often differ from your own and majority of society.

For Australia’s First Peoples, culturally safe practices and attitudes demonstrate an understanding, acceptance, and respect for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural identities, cultural ways, and our ongoing connection to culture, Community and Country.

VACCHO’s Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety training offers foundational knowledge and awareness on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, identities and cultures while exploring the basics of cultural safety and simple ways to put it into practice. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander facilitators enhance participant experience and learning by sharing cultural knowledge and lived experience in a safe learning environment where questions are encouraged and welcome.

Thank you, everyone at VACCHO.

I loved the training

and my deadly certificate

- Happy CST learner


The session covers

  • Understanding cultural safety and its importance in increasing service accessibility and effective engagement with Australia’s First Peoples.
  • The historical and ongoing impacts of colonisation and colonial policies on Australia’s First
  • Peoples culture and Communities
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • First Peoples diverse identities; respectful terminology and language
  • Cultural Load and its impacts on individuals, Communities, and organisations
  • How Equity and Self-determination are vital to cultural safety
  • Foundational skills to implement cultural safety into practice
  • Fostering respectful relationships with First Peoples and Communities
  • A timeline of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Strength and Resilience

Thank you very much for the wonderful workshop.

I have much to learn but the door to greater understanding has been opened, for which i am grateful.

- Happy CST participant

Sept, 2021

Delivery Options

We offer sessions for individuals, groups of up to twenty, and ongoing session delivery for organisations committed to improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

All our sessions host a minimum of 8 – maximum of 20 participants and can be delivered online, face-to-face (following COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions), or a combination of the two.

The sessions take five hours in total, including two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

VACCHO’s standard delivery is 10 am-3 pm to accommodate school drop off/pick up and other commitments.

Group Sessions

Suitable for more than eight people, our group sessions of Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety can be contextualised to suit your organisational needs and start your staff on the right path to respectful and reciprocal relationships with Australia’s First Peoples.

Delivery times can be negotiated within standard business hours of 9 am-5 pm. Please note VACCHO cannot reduce session delivery without compromising important and valuable content as doing so decreases the quality of our training. Our minimum session delivery is 4hrs with two 10min breaks included.

Inclusions, cancellations, rescheduling and payments

Each session delivery comprises a Lead Facilitator to focus on delivery and an Admin Support Officer to record attendance, support the cultural safety and wellbeing of the facilitator, moderate the online Chat environment, and distribute handouts and other learner resources during the session.

Each participant who completes our training will receive a Certificate of Participation and further resources to continue their learning. We ask participants to complete an Evaluation and Feedback form at the end of each session to inform the Continuous Quality Improvement of our training content and delivery. Where we deliver to a group or organisation, we provide the Customer with an Evaluation Summary Report collating all responses

We know life happens, and unexpected events can take us by surprise. If you cannot attend a session or would like to reschedule, we request a minimum of 48hrs notice where possible. Invoicing for training delivery will occur post-delivery, and payments can be made via Bank Transfer or Credit Card.

For information on fees or to register for a session, please complete the Enquiry Form below.

Open Sessions

VACCHO’s Open Sessions of Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Safety are open to all individuals or groups of less than 10 people.

To register, select your preferred date in 2024 and get in touch!

  • Tuesday, 13 February
  • Wednesday, 13 March
  • Thursday, 11  April
  • Tuesday, 14 May
  • Tuesday, 18 June



For more information or to make a booking, contact us via the enquiry form.
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