Competent CAT:
Cultural Awareness Training

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Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (CIHR)

Cultural Awareness Training for Government Departments & Agencies

It is widely recognised the collective contributions we as individuals, businesses and leaders need to enact to participate in ‘Closing the Gap’. 

To have on-the-ground meaningful difference, we as leaders need to promote Cultural Awareness Training to expand the values and beliefs of different cultures and obtain a respectful understanding of our history.

By doing so, we as communities from different backgrounds can work together quickly. Lack of cultural awareness impacts crucial decisions and ultimately health outcomes.

Carbal’s Cultural Awareness Training (CAT) online education package was developed through meeting community need across Australia.

Course Overview

Carbal’s Cultural Awareness Training (CAT) is an 8-hour online interactive course that provides the practical tools for Government Departments and Agencies, Health Professionals, General Practice, Individuals and Businesses to better deliver culturally-competent services to their stakeholders.

Most often Cultural Awareness Training is delivered face-to-face, however to broaden the scope of delivery and be accessible right now, in the right location, at the right time; this online dynamic education package has been developed.

The course is interactive with quizzes, reflections and videos and has the added benefit of being self-paced.

Who Can Enrol?

Carbal’s CAT has two parallel courses to target specific audiences and meet national accreditation standards:

RACGP Accredited / ACRRM PDP Accredited Activity 2023-2025
Course Duration

Carbal CAT is a 9-hour learning package. 

The entire course is required to be completed within 3 months of enrolling.

All Participants Receive an A4 Certificate of Completion!
A4 Certificate of Completion Provided to all Participants | Carbal Cultural Awareness Training

Course Topics

Course Subjects - History | Carbal CAT - Cultural Awareness Training


Course Subjects - Culture | Carbal CAT - Cultural Awareness Training


Course Subjects - Health Education | Carbal CAT - Cultural Awareness Training

Health Education

Course Subjects - Social & Emotional Wellbeing | Carbal CAT - Cultural Awareness Training

Social & Emotional Wellbeing

Course Subjects - Communication | Carbal CAT - Cultural Awareness Training


Course Fees

This course can be purchased in a variety of ways:

1. Once-Off Registration per Participant

Individually this course is valued at $180.00 (inc. GST).

2. Organisational License:

Obtain an organisational license which provides an entire workplace access to undertake Carbal CAT.

3. Government or Peak Body License:

Access for associated members or organisations.

Evaluation, Analytics & Reporting

The learning platform utilised enables Carbal to monitor participant progress and learning outcomes achieved.

Through de-identified data, Carbal can provide an evaluation report to funding bodies upon participant completion.

Contact Carbal today to discuss your specific requirements, contractual obligations and professional development deliverables:

Participant Testimonials

"Very informative education.

I have a far greater respect for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture."


This education has given me a new lens and will impact the way I deliver my services to my clients."

"Loved the online education! It allowed me to have training at my office desk."

“This was one of the most fulfilling and educational sessions I have ever attended. I am inspired by the resilience of the Aboriginal people. Uncle Colin, you are amazing!”

"A fantastic way to ‘Close the Gap’, providing comprehensive education on the most important topic of all."

"This aligned with every strategy in our Reconciliation Action Plan. Incredible!"

"Having this online course available to staff is our opportunity to make a difference."

"I have benefited in the way of understanding a persons connection to the land, how family system works, and because of this, I am able to implement more appropriate care to my patients."

"The training was powerful, shifting understanding to further support First Nations. Australia has a black history, through understanding, connection, there is hope."

"This has been the most valuable training I have ever completed."

Interested in Cultural
Awareness Training?

How can we accomodate your organisation’s specific needs in accessing Carbal’s Cultural Awareness Training? Our education team are here to make it happen so please reach out to us!

For all enquiries, please phone Carbal’s Education and Marketing Coordinator on 0476 863 318 during 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday or submit an online enquiry now.