Cultural Considerations Training with Alison Simpson

Cultural awareness is fundamental if we are interacting or working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  All of us interpret and evaluate  things in different ways and what we think is right and appropriate in one culture, can be offensive to another. Misunderstanding occurs when we think, speak and behave in our world and think that it is socially acceptable to do the same in someone else’s  world.

In this one-day session, participants will learn about: 

  • Cultural Protocols
  • Indigenous Identification
  • Indigenous Disadvantage
  • Aboriginal History
  • Australian Government Policies and their Impact
  • Aboriginal Inter-generational Trauma
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Communication & Engagement
  • Myths & Stereotypes – Achievements & Forward Progression

Alison Simpson from Yalbangarra Cultural Consultancy is a Wiradjuri Aboriginal woman from central NSW as well as Wemba Wemba from NW Victoria. She has over 20 years’ experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

She has worked in a number of regional communities throughout NSW, and spent 15 years working in Aboriginal health, 3 years at an Aboriginal controlled organisations and 12 years in the public health sector.

She is currently employed by Twofold Aboriginal Corporation in Eden, as the Manager of Cultural Inclusion supporting culture and making it accessible to the community.

Alison has a Bachelor Degree in Health Science ( Community and Public Health), a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management, a Masters of Public Health and is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Management through the Australian National University. 

Cost: includes training, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch for $60 (plus 50c TryBooking fee).

Current Far South Film members will be emailed a promo code to receive a $10 discount – enter it at the Checkout stage to receive your discount.

Capacity: Limited to 20 participants 

COVID Check in, mask wearing, sanitising and social distancing required.


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Please contact us at Far South Film if you have any questions.

Thank you to our supporters…

This event is presented by Far South Film Inc

The project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, and in NSW through Regional Arts NSW and South East Arts (NSW) Inc.

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia.