(HR) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Game Workshop

Kooya’s Interactive Workshops utilise the latest in educational adult learning theory to provide the most interactive & engaging learning environment. This gamified workshop is designed to incorporate a range of content including history, Spirituality & People, Native Title & Protocols to meet cultural learning objectives. This workshop gives participants exposure to not only alternative gender perspectives, but also traditional and contemporary Aboriginal Australia.
This workshop goes beyond increasing cultural understanding and knowledge by adopting behavioural-cognitive strategies that examine human factors effecting behaviour and promotes intercultural understanding from the perspective of the Aboriginal Community.

Course Duration

3.5 hours

Who Should Attend

All Western Power employees

Note - as this workshop can be conducted off site and there may be some travel involved, please be aware that Western Power’s preferred method of transport is that you travel in a Western Power vehicle (car pool if necessary) or use public transport. However should you need to use your own vehicle you will need to complete a Private Vehicle (grey fleet) Usage Approval form


No bookings will be confirmed until you forward your Approval To Attend Training email from your Formal Leader to Approval Evidence

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • Clear definition of the Aboriginal Noongar Culture including cultural nuances;
  • Explanation of Aboriginal Countries, Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement to Country;
  • Positioning of historical facts prior to and after Colonisation – specifically designed for multi-national audiences;
  • Communication styles – eye contact, hierarchical influences, body language;
  • Cultural Obligations (within the confines of Men’s and Women’s Business Confidentiality Protocols) including an overview of Family and Mob structure, Lore Time, Sorry Time, Aunty and Uncle reference;
  • Understand the link between diversity, productivity and business benefits;
  • Develop an enhanced appreciation of the nature and prevalence of bias; and
  • Become familiar with frameworks for identifying, addressing and reducing bias.
  • Relate individual actions to treat people fairly and with respect.
  • Actively participated in group discussions and reflect on the learning and ask questions.
  • Overview of the Western Power RAP and outcomes for the business;

Participant feedback received April 2019: "I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough – informative, educational and a lot of fun. The presenters were very professional and very knowledgeable. My only regret is that it did not go for longer – so much to learn!! This cultural awareness workshop is a must for anyone in the design and project support space. The facilitators are knowledgeable, informative and well respected leaders in our community"


Tip - if you are unable to enrol this may be because you do not have a PTS student profile. To request a PTS student profile, complete this online form or contact PTS on 9411 7888 for assistance.

REGIONAL DEPOT SESSIONS We are in the process of scheduling and finalising dates – in the interim if your depot is not listed please add your name to the waitlist for this course and we will contact you once dates and locations have been confirmed.

Please note There will be no catering provided for any of these sessions. You can bring your own food and refreshments to any session, there are kitchen facilities at all sites. For those attending sessions at Perth office food and refreshments can be purchased from the Mercato Cafe. For those attending a session at Prinsep Road, Jandakot depot you will be able to purchase food and coffee from vans that attend the site.

Cancellation Policy

The cost of this course is met through your Function’s budget.
• If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking through OnCourse within 7 working days to avoid your HoF receiving notification of the course cost.
• Approval from your formal leader is required before your booking can be confirmed. Please send the approval email to inclusion@westernpower.com.au
• If the minimum class number is not reached, the workshop will be cancelled.
• Participants will be notified asap and offered an alternative date.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.