Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training (ICAT)

We are committed to maximising opportunities within the Indigenous community while addressing areas of disadvantage to restore the dignity and rights of Indigenous people.

The Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training (ICAT) program is designed to provide participants with a practical understanding required for successfully working with the Victorian Indigenous Community. It also builds awareness of Indigenous issues and aims to eradicate apprehension or misconception about Indigenous people.

The program is tailored to not only provide a historical perspective but to also provide learning which can be applied in everyday situations. We focus on developing improvement of strategies targeted at Indigenous recruitment and employment. We also offer follow-up support and ongoing consultation.

On completion of this course students are awarded the Certificate II in Mumgu-Dhal Tyama-Tiyt. 

Apply online now or contact Linc Yow Yeh for further information. 

Further enquiries:

  • Linc Yow Yeh
  • Indigenous Education Centre Manager
  • Ph:03 9279 2359
  • E: lyowyeh@kangan.edu.au

Indigenous Education Centre

The Indigenous Education Centre encompasses:

  • Introduction Objectives and overview
  • Identity Introduction to concepts of identity, culture and Aboriginality.
  • Aboriginal Identity (pre-colonisation) A glimpse at pre-colonial Aboriginal society and the foundation of Aboriginal cultural ideology.
  • Aboriginal Identity (post-colonisation) The changes predicated by settlement and the dynamics of colonisation within Aboriginal society.
  • Aboriginal Identity - the Aboriginal Community Today The impact of past policies on the Aboriginal community today. How the community has evolved and survived these implications and strategies in working with Aboriginal people and communities.

What some have said:

"Dianella Community Health would like to thank the Indigenous Education Centre for providing all the staff with a Cultural Awareness training program. The IEC staff were thoroughly engaging which led to a meaningful connectedness between participants and presenters. The majority of Dianella staff reported the experience to be inspiring and improved their understanding of the issues faced by our indigenous community." Sue Sestan (General Manager Quality and Governance - Dianella Community Health)

"This course was highly interactive, extremely interesting and comprehensive. Really sets the standard for what an Indigenous Cultural Awareness course should be." Sarah Craig (Policy Adviser - Victims Support Agency, Department of Justice)

Indigenous Education Centre

Other clients include:

  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Education
  • Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Department of Justice - Victims of Crime Agency
  • Qantas Airways Ltd
  • Mercy Hospital

Would you like to take part in the program? Simply call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for more information.