Cultural safety and respect for Australia's First Peoples

Cultural safety

 In our fear of 'getting it wrong' or offending our First Peoples and their cultural ways, it is easy for educators to become trapped in avoidance. This workshop boosts confidence and motivation to create culturally safe and respectful environments for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Workshop review

“I felt very involved, engaged and my interest was high throughout this workshop. I highly recommend. The information was relevant and of high use to my job and objectives (as Educational Leader). I left this workshop with goals to achieve for cultural safety in my centre and will be further educating my staff/colleagues." Karen Matthews

You will engage in experiences to:

  • identify cultural safety issues in your centre and consider ways to create a welcoming and culturally safe environment
  • discuss strategies for improved cultural safety using resources, communication techniques and work practices to promote partnerships
  • discuss understanding of general cultural factors: Invasion, spiritual beliefs, values and traditions, kinship and language groups; and, use this understanding to improve work practices
  • consider how to implement 'The eight ways of learning' for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people into a meaningful and respectful curriculum.

Workshop facilitators: Andrea Isitt & Goothala Doyle

Professional Learning Details

Professional Learning Date 25-05-2020 9:00am
Professional Learning End Date 25-05-2020 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 8
Individual Price $145.00
North Lakes Hotel Conference & Function Centre
22 Lakefield Drive North Lakes, QLD 4509 Australia
North Lakes Hotel Conference & Function Centre
$145.00 8

“You really cannot describe the passion and love that the trainers at First Door have. The well-constructed workshops provide students with specific up-to-date skills, knowledge and inspiration necessary for successful practice and employment in the child care industry." 

Behaviour Rethink eLearning course endorsement

I wanted to share my excitement about the unique opportunity provided by your Behavior Rethink eLearning course. While this immersive program empowers educators to offer their best, aligned with The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, the multi-faceted ways in which First Door offers this learning will clearly enable each child to flourish—as well as every educator.

The ways in which pedagogy and practice are woven throughout these exceptionally thoughtful videos, visuals and reproducibles enables educators and their teams to weave best practices into every moment of respectful relationship with the children in their care and with each other.

I am grateful to have experienced this inspiring course and would highly recommend it to all educational professionals across Australia, in every country, and in the U.S., in every state."
| Shelley A. Stravitz, Ed.D, Educational Leadership for Change