Understanding Indigenous Australia
Our Understanding Indigenous Australia course regularly tops our evaluation lists in terms of participant satisfaction, with consistently more than 90% of respondents stating they strongly agree the course is well-designed, engaging and a worthwhile use of their time.
This two-day, foundation level course builds cultural awareness and prepares officers to engage more confidently on Indigenous issues as part of their diplomatic and representation work internationally.
It is designed for senior staff deploying overseas and is a pre-posting training requirement for heads of mission and post.
The course is run in conjunction with NIAA and Indigenous facilitators, and consistently receives positive feedback, such as:
- ‘The course was excellent and I have recommended it to my team. It should be mandatory for everyone.’
- ‘I think this is an essential course for all senior employees given the amount of representation work and promotion of Australia and our values to the world.’
This course, alongside our Ngunnawal Language and Culture* course, forms the Understanding Indigenous Australia training program which was highly commended in the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s (AITD) annual excellence awards last year.
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*Ngunnawal is the language of the traditional custodians of the land on which DFAT is headquartered in Canberra, Australia.