Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training

10Oct9:30 am1:30 pmIndigenous Cultural Awareness Training9:30 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+11:00)

Event Details

This in-depth Indigenous cultural awareness training provides a thorough understanding of Australian Aboriginal history, government policies and their impacts on Aboriginal society. Indigenous Cultural Connections Pty Ltd has an open, non-threatening training style and is welcoming of attendees to ask those ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘taboo’ questions related to Aboriginal culture without fear of offence or judgement.

During this session, participants will hear about current day challenges affecting Aboriginal communities and activities both nationally and in Victoria to improve existing shortfalls in key areas of disadvantage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Date:Tuesday 10th October 2023
Time:9.30am – 1.30pm
Online via Microsoft Teams

Target audience:
Managers, field officers and staff with recruitment responsibilities of Aboriginal apprentices/trainees.

Topics include, Cultural obligations, unconscious bias, identity, Elders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, Aboriginal family structures including profiling the additional responsibilities of Aboriginal family members and the expectations on Aboriginal community members.

Group discussions topics include self-determination, how to manage Aboriginal staff and the benefits of social procurement with Aboriginal businesses.

The training aims to increase participant confidence by informing participants on appropriate language, behaviour and the importance of respect when interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About the facilitator:

Yorta Yorta woman Seona James is from Shepparton, Victoria. Seona has extensive cultural knowledge and corporate experience which has impacted positively for many industries and businesses. 

Seona is the owner and managing director of Indigenous Cultural Connections Pty Ltd and facilitates tailored cultural awareness training to support inclusive behaviours within organisations.

Indigenous Cultural Connections Pty Ltd, specialises in providing cultural advisory, consultation and training to organisations committed to reconciliation.

During her 28-year career, Seona has developed and implemented industry specific cultural protocols and policies and successfully embedded culturally appropriate strategies at the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFS), Linfox Australia (Logistics), CPA Australia and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).


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Registrations close: Friday 6th October 2023



10/10/2023 9:30 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+10:00)

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