Aboriginal Australia: Cultural & Community Education Courses
“….a must for anyone wishing to embark on meaningful Indigenous health practice”.
Dr Simon Quilty
Physician, Consultant Specialist.
We are dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and expanding knowledge about Aboriginal history and current issues faced by Indigenous communities.
As part of this mission, we offer two training courses: the Aboriginal Cultural & Community Awareness course and the First Nations Australians Community Development and Community Equity Online Course.
The Aboriginal Cultural & Community Awareness course focuses on the over 50,000-year-old history and rich culture of Indigenous Australians, allowing Australians to learn more and understand their legacy.
The First Nations Indigenous Australians Community Development and Community Equity Online Course provides a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by Indigenous Australians, with a particular focus on the poverty cycle and its impact on communities.
Both courses are essential for individuals and organisations looking to promote cultural understanding and make a positive impact on First Nations Australian communities. Learn more and make a positive impact today.
First Nations Australian culture and history is over 50,000 years old making Aboriginal Australians the longest-living culture on the planet. Walya Productions Course One, provides a condensed overview of First Nations Australians and in the short amount of time gives justice to the depth, diversity, sophistication and richness of First Nations Australians culture and community.
The First Nations Aboriginal Australians Community Development and Community Equity Online Course is unique and is the only one of its type available. The course is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by Indigenous Australians, with a particular focus on Strength-based solutions to community development. The course explores the experience of two trial sites and shares potential solutions providing participants with tools and guidance to achieve successful community-driven solutions to overcome the impact of the poverty cycle in First Nations Indigenous Australian communities.
Walya is a deeply authentic and personal account of how the poverty cycle drives Indigenous inequity – health and wellbeing, social, educational. Through the lens of his own family, Damien explains how this cycle needs to be clearly understood and addressed. Over decades of practice in the Northern Territory I have witnessed many healthcare workers come and go, and it appeared to me that most focused on the biomedical model and all to often missed the point – if you’re too poor to eat, you won’t value tablets to lower your cholesterol or treat your sugars. Walya is an very impressive articulation of the roots of this problem, a must for anyone wishing to embark on meaningful Indigenous health practice.Dr Simon QuiltyPhysician, Consultant Specialist
I highly recommend Walya productions Course 1 Cultural Awareness and Course 2 Community Equity. Course 1 paces the learner through the incredible ingenuity and core concepts of a rich, thriving and sophisticated Aboriginal culture, especially brought to life by sharing Damien's own family history experience. I've done other courses and stepped away from these with new knowledge and and significant awakenings. I would highly recommend these courses. The second course is particularly relevant for understanding health care concepts and how external factors perpetuating the poverty cycle and sociopolitical structures of racism has created a phenomenon which started 235 years ago and was not part of aboriginal culture or lived experience prior to British colonisation. The second course builds from course 1 but also stands alone. A Brilliantly thoughtful course!Leigh SimmondsSenior Manager patient advocacy, Pfizer Australia
My name is Irene Sazdov and a very proud Nurrunga women from South Australia. I have worked in the Education and Employment sectors for over 15 years. I completed the Walya Productions Aboriginal Cultural and Community Awareness e-learning course to assess its suitability for non-Aboriginal staff. I found it to be the best online e-learning course. It has changed both my personal and work life in such a positive way that the underlying message I felt was so important it inspired me to offer to help promote this course. As an Aboriginal person I would have loved for this course to been available to me when I was at School. It conveyed in the most sensitive and concise way the unique challenges and circumstances faced by Aboriginal people in away that was inclusive of the non-Aboriginal Australian community. I strongly recommend and encourage everyone to undertake these courses.Irene Sazdov
I want to extend my sincere appreciation for the immense value your courses have offered. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in them and I must say that I learned a lot. The concepts were well-articulated, thoughtful, and provided an enriching experience.Dr Natasha ArtharsFaculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice, Queensland University of Technology
Like Reconciliations Action Plans (RAP’s) it is a sincere commitment to ongoing positive change.
‘Aboriginal Australia Amazing Facts & Inventions’ posters are designed to assist organisations, businesses, schools, clinics and community centers in supporting Reconciliation.
By sharing awareness and appreciation of our Australian history & heritage one can share the commitment to the honorable aims of Reconciliation and celebrate Australian culture together for the benefit of all.
Walya Productions’ Training Courses are Promoting Cultural Understanding and Driving Positive Change in the workplace.