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Cultural awareness training
Community housing organisations have differing training needs – some might want in-house cultural awareness training and others might want to join sector training on cultural safety. CHIA Vic has worked with a few Aboriginal training organisations that have contextualised their cultural awareness training with the new Framework. Click here for upcoming fee-for-service training or email Holly to discuss your in-house training needs.
Free consultancy support
CHIA Vic has a small amount of funding to provide consultancy support to assist members to plan for, and implement, the framework. The support will generally be short term and one off and will be provided by a predetermined panel of consultants. For more details please email Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Framework in action
Aboriginal Housing Victoria
The Community Housing Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework is a tool that supports us to systematically ask ourselves whether our organisation and our services are culturally safe.
We have employed an Aboriginal Cultural Wellbeing Officer whose first task will be to work though the Framework, talk to our staff, our community, our partners and, most importantly, our residents to understand and improve the cultural safety of our organisation.
In 2017, VincentCare embarked on the development of its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Reflect, in collaboration with staff and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisers from The Long Walk.
The RAP was conditionally endorsed in April 2019 and formally endorsed in August 2019. The plan is for the period April 2019 – April 2020.
Victoria’s Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework
Learn about how Victoria’s Aboriginal community proposes to address the housing challenges facing Aboriginal Victorians.