In partnership with Your Mob Learning, Flinders is pleased to offer Indigenous Cultural Awareness online training to all staff.
Why cultural training?
The University's Strategic Plan, Making a Difference - The 2025 Agenda, commits to engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and community, the incorporation of Indigenous Knowledges and perspectives within the University, Indigenous employment, and research through its core value of Integrity. (Flinders University Innovate RAP, 2020, p.9). This commitment aligns with the University's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (2020-2022) which is grounded in the principles of togetherness, reciprocity, and respect.
For this commitment and principles to be fostered, understand and knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' relationship to Country and sovereignty requires foundational knowledge of colonialism within Australia, historically and within the contemporary.
This also encourage critical thinking and reflection of one's own understanding of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and communities and the social, cultural, political context and race relations within Australia and what it means to collectively strive toward reconciliation.
Accessing the training
Step 1 - Go to this link: Your Mob Learning
Step 2 - Create your profile and click "Sign up"
Step 3 - Select the course "Indigenous Cultural Awareness Induction 1.0" on your dashboard
Step 4 - Complete the course (you are also welcome to undertake any of the other courses available in your dashboard with Your Mob Learning)
Step 5 - If you are a new staff member, don't forget to return to and finish the Induction process.
Recommended for all staff, and mandatory for new staff.
An appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples' long-help philosophies, connection to Country and ways of knowing, being and doing from time in-memorial and in the contemporary.
An understanding of cultural protocols and significance of Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment of Country.
Knowledge of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
A foundational understanding of Australia’s Indigenous history, settler colonialism, social and cultural policy and attempted dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ self-determination, resistance and activism.
Celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ contributions to Australian society.