Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Core Cultural Learning aims to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural capability of organisations and employees at all levels.

It has been developed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Learn more about the training.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Core Cultural Learning courses provide a detailed exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and topics to help you:

  • enhance your cultural understanding
  • gain a deeper sense of self-awareness and critical reflection
  • enhance your personal and professional capacity to engage respectfully and effectively in an intercultural context.

It is strengths-based and encourages you to understand our own cultural perspectives as the basis for effective interactions with people of different and diverse backgrounds.

Who should complete the training

All staff are required to complete:

Before you start the required modules, it’s recommended you do Module 0: Introduction to be introduced to the course and how to navigate the modules and activities.

You can also complete optional modules (3-10) to receive a certificate and complimentary copy of Indigenous Australia for Dummies by Professor Larissa Behrendt. Read a review of Indigenous Australia for Dummies.

If you do not have access to Workday

If you are not a UQ Staff member or HDR student and do not have access to Workday - you can still access the courses via Learn.UQ. Please log into NOT FOR STAFF OR HDR - UQ UQ Workplace Inductions and Training and then select Core Cultural Training. 

If you’re not directed to the course after you log in:

  • Click the ‘home’ icon on the left on desktop, or in the menu on mobile.
  • Select ‘The University of Queensland’.
  • Select the module you want to complete.

If a message appears saying that you are not enrolled in any classes, click the ‘Contact us’ button at the bottom of the page and submit an enquiry to request access.

When you complete a module, make sure you click the ‘Finish’ button at the bottom of the screen to record your score in Blackboard.

If you use a screen reader and can’t access the training content, select ‘Contact us’ and complete the form to request an accessible version.

Help using the training

  • To watch a video, click the small play button at the bottom left of the video screen, next to the time display.
  • To read a transcript of a video, click ‘TRANSCRIPT’ or ‘LYRICS' at the bottom left of the video screen.
  • Use the large arrows at the left and right to move to the next or previous slide.
  • Press F2 on your keyboard at any time to see instructions for using the training.

Reports for managers

Managers and supervisors can access reports of Core Cultural Learning completions from Workday see Systems Training Hub Manager Learning guides.

Alternatively historical and current data Core Cultural Learning course data can be obtained from the UQ Reportal.