Aboriginal Cultural eLearning Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all WA health system entities, as defined in this Policy.

Description: The purpose of the Aboriginal Cultural eLearning Policy is to build the cultural knowledge of the WA health system workforce and strengthen its capacity to provide healthcare that is culturally respectful and non-discriminatory. 

Aboriginal Cultural eLearning training is one step towards developing the cultural competence of the WA health system and improving cultural safety for Aboriginal patients and colleagues.

The WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2030 (Framework) provides the guiding principles that underpin the requirement for this Policy. The Framework recognises a culturally respectful and non-discriminatory health system is a key strategic enabler for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people. 

This Policy demonstrates a whole-of-organisation approach and an ongoing commitment to grow and sustain a culturally responsive WA health system.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Employment Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(d) of the Health Services Act 2016.

This Policy is also a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

This Policy supersedes OD 0599/15 Aboriginal Cultural eLearning – "A Healthier Future".

Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Major Amendment 17 March 2021 Policy transitioned to the current Policy template.
Clarification provided on those Staff Members that must complete training.
Amendment to clarify reporting requirements.
As a full Policy review was undertaken, a new review cycle will now commence.

Date of effect: 06 September 2017

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