Connecting Culturally

Cultural competency is, at its core, about changing organisational and individual behaviour to respond to culturally diverse communities and their needs, so that services are inclusive, accessible and utilised by all members of the community (DHS 2008).

An understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their personal histories, beliefs and values, languages and lifestyles is important in many ways.

This section provides information on how to appropriately engage with Aboriginal people and their communities and introduces the history and diversity of Aboriginal people.