CANCELLED Cultural Competency in Aboriginal Health – MOOROOPNA

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CANCELLED Cultural Competency in Aboriginal Health – MOOROOPNA

Date(s) - 26/05/2020
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Connection – Shepparton/Mooroopna (next to Kids Town on the causeway)
7287 Midland Hwy

The University Department of Rural Health invites all medical, nursing and allied health students currently studying or on clinical placement in the region (including non University of Melbourne students) to participate in: Cultural Competency in Aboriginal Health.

Facilitator Robynne Nelson aims to enable participants to increase their skills and knowledge to work with Aboriginal  people and communities  in a more culturally appropriate and effective way. In addition participants will also gain a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture, health and the challenges and barriers to health equality.

The training is facilitated by Robynne Nelson, through her company Healing the Spirit. Robynne is a Yorta Yorta woman with a nursing background and significant experience and knowledge in the health, education and government  sectors. The training is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners QI & CPD Program.

Topics covered will include:

  • ‘Cycle of Despair – Colonisation to today
  • What is Culture? Universal Principles’
  • Cultural Competence – What is it?
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Protocols
  • Community Strengths,
  • Organisations and Services
  • How this relates to the work you do

If you would like to learn more about Robynne Nelson and her work you can visit her website:

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Participants who undertook the training in 2014 and early 2015 had excellent feedback from their experience and has been described as being a very powerful experience.

“…….It was FANTASTIC! Was great to hear the other side of the story and learn more about the topic!
I feel that this course would equally be great for teachers, who are teaching the Aboriginal Cultural Nursing Course to students.
Robyn is a great presenter and has so much wisdom behind her. Today was  a real eye-opener!!
Thank you again for making me aware about this course :)”
– Keri Evans
February 2015

“I felt that this seminar covered a great amount of information and was really informative.  I’d recommend all students should take this course.”
– Social Work Student
July 2015


Catering Provided

Available Spaces 25


Bookings are closed for this event.