Aboriginal Development Resources

A suite of short videos (2-4 minutes) to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (a well as the broader community) to access aged care services: Asking for help • Accessing aged care supports • Making a complaint • Advanced care planning • Reablement • Assessment and sensitive conversations • Getting what you need • Calling My Aged Care ▪

Making your workplace culturally safe – an extensive list of suggestions, ideas, links to resources and relevant training to assist organisations to make the workplace culturally safe, respectful and welcoming

Acknowledgement of Country Card – providing an acknowledgement of country is a way to demonstrate respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the ongoing relationships with the traditional custodians of the lands. Print and keep a copy of this card handy, for meetings and other events.

Centre for Cultural Competence Australia for information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence Courses that are available for staff. The courses are designed to develop capabilities and build cultural competence in course participants whatever their level of knowledge in Aboriginal cultural education.

Paul’s Story – video and guide highlights the importance of providing services in a culturally appropriate way. The accompanying guide provides reflective questions to support staff conversations focused on quality improvement, with links to the Aged Care Standards (1 & 2).


Advanced Care Planning video

Dying to Talk: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter  – Think about what is and isn’t important to you and your family. How can you help your family make decisions? Talking now can help your family in the future. It is never too early to plan ahead. This resource will guide you through that discussion. It will help you prepare, so that you know what you want to say and it will provide you with tips about how to start talking.

Ideas for cultural celebrations – A useful list of ideas for cultural celebrations, events, activities and entertainment, including information and resources specific to Yorta Yorta nation.

For further information, please contact the Aboriginal Development Officer.