Cultural Awareness Training

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training (CAT) is offered throughout the year, where students are exposed to Aboriginal health and cultural issues of the region. The training is coordinated by GGT UDRH staff in collaboration with local communities. We hope that exposure to CAT will help students see that what they do as individuals can make a difference to the health and well being of Aboriginal people.

CAT is available to students on clinical placement in the GGT region for free. During the training students are encouraged to spend time sharing the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture with a focus on health and well being. The sessions are held mainly outdoors and bring together ‘learning and laughter’.

For more information on the 2008 CAT program contact our Student Support Team.

A group of health professional students enjoying a day of CAT at Tower Hill near Warrnambool (Victoria) in 2006.