This course is designed to equip you with foundational knowledge when working with Indigenous individuals and to be work-ready when engaging with Indigenous communities in Australia.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview of Course

    • Overview and Introduction

  • 2

    Cultural Review

    • What is Culture?

    • What is Australia's Cultural Lens?

    • What is Your Cultural Lens?

  • 3

    A Brief Insight into Indigenous Australia Today

    • Indigenous Australia Basics

    • Knowledge Check

  • 4

    Traditional Stage (Before 1770)

    • The Dreaming/Tjukurpa

    • Connection to Country

    • Indigenous Lore

    • Language

    • Dance, Song and Painting

    • Health

    • Trade

    • Astronomy

    • Quick Quiz

  • 5

    Colonisation Stage (1770 - 1967)

    • 1770 - Captain Cook Arrived in Sydney

    • Late 1700s to Early 1900s - Massacres

    • 1900 to 1970 - Stolen Wages

    • 1901 - Australia Becomes A Federation

    • 1910 to 1970 - Stolen Generations

    • 1938 - Day of Mourning

    • 1965 - Freedom Ride

    • 1967 - Commonwealth Referendum

    • Quick Quiz

  • 6

    Modern Stage (1968 - 2009)

    • 1971 - The First Aboriginal In Federal Parliament

    • 1972 - Aboriginal Tent Embassy

    • 1988 - The Barunga Statement

    • 1991 - Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

    • 1992 - Paul Keating Redfern Address

    • 1997 - Bringing Them Home Report

    • 2001 - Reconciliation Australia

    • 2007 - The Intervention

    • 2008 - National Apology

    • 2017 - Uluru Statement from the Heart

    • 2020 - Destruction of Juukan Gorge

    • Quick Quiz

  • 7

    Contemporary Stage

    • Today's Challenge of Indigenous Identity

    • Indigenous Healers

    • Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country

    • Lateral Violence

    • Indigenous Humour

    • Australia Day/Invasion Day

    • Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

    • Update on Criminal Justice

    • Close the Gap - Past and Present

    • Recent Indigenous Data

    • Quick Quiz

  • 8

    The Torres Strait Islands

    • Torres Strait Islanders

    • Torres Strait Islander Culture

    • Coming of the Light

    • Queensland Goverment Takeover

    • Pearling in the Torres Strait

    • World War II in the Torres Strait

    • Work on the Mainland

    • Torres Strait Treaty

    • Mabo Decision

    • Governance in the Torres Strait

    • Quick Quiz

  • 9

    Effective Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

    • Understanding the Indigenous Spectrum

    • Time to Understand

    • Different Paradigms

    • Indigenous Families

    • Solve Real Problems

    • Stand for Truth

    • Yarning Circles

    • Culture is Empowering

    • Environment of Safety

    • What do we want in Australia?

    • Quick Quiz

Helen B.

Mentor

I have learnt so much in this course. It is very well put together and easy to follow even if I stopped for a break it was easy to resume the course. I have learnt more about relationships, not only with Indigenous but also non-indigenous, and to respect others cultures and beliefs.

WHAT OUR LEARNERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE

Cultural Awareness

Maurizio Vespa

I found this course very detailed and informative. I have learnt things that iI was not aware of and was never taught in my schooling years. I thoroughly en...

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I found this course very detailed and informative. I have learnt things that iI was not aware of and was never taught in my schooling years. I thoroughly enjoyed completing this course.

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Of great importance

Michelle Branson

If only every person in our land could and would take time in this course and have it in their hearts and minds for all their days. A wonderful place we coul...

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If only every person in our land could and would take time in this course and have it in their hearts and minds for all their days. A wonderful place we could all call home.

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Absolutely fantastic

Alisha Babbini

I just wanted to take the time to let you know that I loved every minute I read and watched about this course, thank you so much for putting this together an...

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I just wanted to take the time to let you know that I loved every minute I read and watched about this course, thank you so much for putting this together and providing me more understanding about Indigenous culture.

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You realise it is just the beginning

Bridget Kings

informative and encouraging

informative and encouraging

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Great

rachel bollen

Excellent

Excellent

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The title is meaningful and holistic

Susan Pyle

A truly magnificent collection of histories to illustrate a concern and need for the liberation of the indigenous people of Australia. Well done

A truly magnificent collection of histories to illustrate a concern and need for the liberation of the indigenous people of Australia. Well done

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More ready now!

Jennifer Sutherland

Comprehensive and informative. Well set out and user friendly content

Comprehensive and informative. Well set out and user friendly content

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Julie B.

Teacher

This course was well presented using a variety of styles, text, videos & images. It was well organised into historical contexts & modern issues to take the learner of a journey of understanding & empathy. I was able to revisit many stories such as the Freedom Rides and was given even more wonderful images and insights to expand my previous experiences.

everyone in Australia should do this course.

Joanne Tesiram

brilliant

brilliant

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Fantastic

Alison Todd

I learnt so much what a great resource to teach people about indigenous cultural awareness.

I learnt so much what a great resource to teach people about indigenous cultural awareness.

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Fantastic Title

Brett Fawcett

Great course that should be completed be everyone. I am very grateful to have the opportunity undertake this study.

Great course that should be completed be everyone. I am very grateful to have the opportunity undertake this study.

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Very helpful course to know more about aboriginals and To...

Puspa kKhadka

I have learnt history of Australian aboriginals and Torres islander.Thank you for providing this course.

I have learnt history of Australian aboriginals and Torres islander.Thank you for providing this course.

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YOUR MOB LEARNING FACTS

Dawn R.

Lecturer

I found this course very useful and informative. It was easy to navigate around the site and the information is a must do and very important for anyone who is working with Aboriginal people or working in remote communities.

COURSE 5 STAR REVIEWS

It is accurate and says exactly what it is

Trish Gray

Text was informative and very well written. Excellent in fact. Wish more people would read it and understand more

Text was informative and very well written. Excellent in fact. Wish more people would read it and understand more

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More ready now!

Jennifer Sutherland

Comprehensive and informative. Well set out and user friendly content

Comprehensive and informative. Well set out and user friendly content

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good title-says what it is

Sibrina Beukes

text was informative and clear and outline in sequence the events that as shaped the indigenous culture and highlighted the lack of justice the Australia gov...

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text was informative and clear and outline in sequence the events that as shaped the indigenous culture and highlighted the lack of justice the Australia government has shown them of many years. it was very educational to know more about how we can have effective and inclusive communication with the indigenous community.

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Great

rachel bollen

Excellent

Excellent

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Marvellous course

Miftachul Ansori

Easy to understand and read, rich of facts and academic material. Now I have better understanding of first people and how to engage with them. Love it.

Easy to understand and read, rich of facts and academic material. Now I have better understanding of first people and how to engage with them. Love it.

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IMPRESSIVE

Puspa kKhadka

I have came to know many more about Aboriginal people of Australia.Thank you very much for this course Bapist Care Shalom Centre.

I have came to know many more about Aboriginal people of Australia.Thank you very much for this course Bapist Care Shalom Centre.

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Cultural awareness

Helen El-Khoury

So much in depth meaning unlike anything I have studied before thank you

So much in depth meaning unlike anything I have studied before thank you

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A helpful course to foster reconciliation.

Susan Anderson

I liked the content of this course and the way it was presented.

I liked the content of this course and the way it was presented.

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Kim H.

Teacher

Course content was factual, interesting, insightful and thought provoking for reflection and respect.

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

OUR LEARNERS THOUGHTS.....

Title is culturally apprpriate and values the indigenous ...

Chris Pohatu

Easy to understand, informative and simplified.

Easy to understand, informative and simplified.

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title is appropriate for content in it

Steven Slee

interesting from a non indigenous white australian perspective who was educated in a government school mid 60s to mid 70s.Answered a lot of questions for me ...

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interesting from a non indigenous white australian perspective who was educated in a government school mid 60s to mid 70s.Answered a lot of questions for me as I had friends in highschool who were indigenous and it has only been in the last 15 or so years that i have learnt of australias true history....not what i was taught in history at highschool.I find it sad that it has taken till now to learn the truth and it is something that I find so very very interesting and also some of this i find disturbing(massacres etc)(stolen generation)Ironically one of my indigenous friends from 40years ago ive started communicating with on social media...I now understand through reading books etc what she has physically had to deal with in our lifetime.I do hope I see in my lifetime education provided to all australian about the 1st australians and it is embraced and these anscestors of 1st australians recieve the respect that they truly deserve.

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Very interesting and informative

Yvette Milwright

A very clear and concise course that presents a lot of interesting and relevant information for teachers. Learnt a lot, as well as revised knowledge.

A very clear and concise course that presents a lot of interesting and relevant information for teachers. Learnt a lot, as well as revised knowledge.

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The information is insightful. I am glad I did the course...

Kim Henderson

Good start to the course it give clear information that the student can be aware of and what to expect. 5 stars. I thank you for this course and giving me a ...

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Good start to the course it give clear information that the student can be aware of and what to expect. 5 stars. I thank you for this course and giving me a better understanding and awareness.

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full course review

Ashleigh Pettersen

as I grew up and had schooling up north most of the information I had learned in school ,but its amazing to see the effort put into this course highlighting ...

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as I grew up and had schooling up north most of the information I had learned in school ,but its amazing to see the effort put into this course highlighting the history without being overwhelming.

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Title of course was clear and precise to course

Nicole Martin

This course gave a thorough insight into Indigenous Australians. Giving a foundation to begin to comprehend and further understand the importance of these cu...

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This course gave a thorough insight into Indigenous Australians. Giving a foundation to begin to comprehend and further understand the importance of these cultures, the people and the value they have in Australia; past, present and future to embed in our practices with a deeper meaning and to be purposeful and respectful.

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Inviting motivates you to want to discover more

Kathy Ware

Easy to read. Good visuals with pictures and high lights. Excellent

Easy to read. Good visuals with pictures and high lights. Excellent

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Erin L.

Operations and Planning Manager

Great course to cover off the basics of this area of cultural sensitivity, I learned a good deal.

FAQ

  • Why should I do this course?

    This course has been designed for individuals wanting to know more and be better eqipped, when engaging with Indigenous Australians. If you want to work with or are working with Indigenous Australians, then this is the course for you.

  • What type of workers or industries should undertake this course?

    Any role or any worker in any industry can do this course. However, it should be mentioned that this course is highly relevant for people wanting to work, or are working in the Community Services, Youth Work, Disabilities, Allied Health, Childcare and Education industries.

  • What is the duration of this course and how long do I have access for?

    This course goes for approximately 4-6 hours. All users have access for 12 months and can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This course is self-paced.

  • Once I purchase this course do I get access straight away?

    Yes. You get access to the course instantly.

  • What do I do if I have a question or technical difficulty?

    Just email info@yourmoblearning.org and we will respond to you within 24-48 hours.

  • Do I get a certificate when I have completed the course?

    Yes you do. Once you have completed the course, you will be emailed a certificate of completion. You can use this as proof of training.

  • Who is YOUR MOB LEARNING?

    We are a 100% Indigenous Australian owned business. We have worked in the Indigenous education space for over a decade. The purpose of this course is to bring real cultural authenticity to the learner, and to do it in a culturally safe space, where each learner is touched and inspired.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Of course you can! Please just send a refund request via email (info@yourmoblearning.org) within 14 days of purchasing your course, and we will give you a full refund.