Cultural Competency and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Educational Resources

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is committed to developing the dermatology workforce to recognise and respond to the diverse needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and communities, with cultural sensitivity and clinical expertise.

We offer a number of learning opportunities for our Fellows, trainees, staff and other health professionals on intercultural competency and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. We also work with a range of organisations to bring together resources to build knowledge and skills to support the delivery of safe and culturally responsive healthcare.

For Trainees
  • Training program learning outcomes specific to cultural competency and safety
  • Specialised content topic areas on skin disorders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
CPD modules for Fellows
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Culture
  • Intercultural Competency for Medical Specialists
  • Skin Disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
For Fellows and Trainees
  • Access to cultural competency modules from the Centre for Cultural Competence Australia (CCCA)
  • Access to Skin Disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples online module funded by the Department of Health under the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE)
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
  • Taking Care of Skin: How to respond and recognise the skin health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (available free of charge here)

Other resources

HealthInfoNet Cultural Safety for Health Professionals

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet’s Cultural Safety for Health Professionals portal aims to support teaching health professionals to critically reflect on the concept of cultural safety and to deliver safe, accessible and responsive healthcare that is free from racism. Links are provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and cultural safety resources, relating to the five capabilities of a refreshed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework.

Visit: https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/health-professionals/cultural-safety-for-health-professionals/