Aboriginal Cultural eLearning Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all WA health 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 culturally respectful and non-discriminatory healthcare. This policy also demonstrates a whole-of-organisation approach and an ongoing commitment to grow and sustain a culturally responsive WA health system.

Aboriginal Cultural eLearning training is one step towards developing the cultural responsiveness 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 requirements for this policy. Strategic Direction 3 of the Framework recognises a culturally respectful and non-discriminatory health system as a key strategic enabler for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

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 must be read in conjunction with MP 0071/17 Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Policy.

Date of effect: 06 September 2017

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