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Thu, 03 Aug


Waminda Community House

Aboriginal Cultural Competency Training

Robynne Nelson, proud Yorta Yorta, Jaara, and Waywurru woman, will help you understand the world through Aboriginal eyes.

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Aboriginal Cultural Competency Training
Aboriginal Cultural Competency Training

Time & Location

03 Aug, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Waminda Community House, 19 Ballintine St, Benalla VIC 3672, Australia


About the event

This face to face full day workshop with Robynne Nelson is comprehensive, intensive and provides a blended learning approach to cultural competency, with education, quizzes, yarning circles, strategic planning and spiritual stories. This allows for interactive learning, lots of discussion and debriefing. 

Robynne  is a proud Yorta Yorta, Jaara, Waywurru woman and has many years experience in Health and Nursing, Recruitment and Training, Aboriginal Affairs, Consultancy and Cultural Competency Education. She has been providing Aboriginal Cultural Education, with a focus on Cultural Competency Training, to a range of agencies, government departments and groups across Victoria since 1998, having trained well over 50,000 people in that time.

Draft agenda

10am Welcome to Country


Quiz *Local Communities & Aboriginal Service Networks *Culture, Cultural Competency, Racism and Unconscious Bias *Cultural Safety

Morning Tea

Our Journey pre-colonisation to today

Truth telling – Aboriginal Historical context 

The Cycle of Despair *Closing the Health Gap – challenges including Stolen Generation, out of home care, social determinants of health. *Current Victorian Snapshot (Handout)

Short Break

Strengths of Aboriginal Communities *Closing the Gap, Aboriginal Identity and Asking the Question *Communication and Body Language



Afternoon tea

The Cycle of Repair

*What would this look like? What can your organisation do? The Way Forward

Cultural Safety in your organisation 

Debrief/Question time /Evaluations/Certificates 

Close of Session

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