Your Journey Begins Here
The CATonline Level 1 is a nationally aligned training program suitable all individuals engaged in;
  • Corporate and Private Business

  • Civil, Mining & Resources

  • Federal, State and Local Government Authorities

  • Education Institutions;

  • Service Delivery Organisations;

  • Individuals.

CATonline Level 1 is the first step in your journey towards cultural competency. This program will give you appreciations and understandings of the role in history Indigenous Australians have played in our contemporary society and how you can make your workplace a more harmonious and inclusive environment.

Regardless of your prior knowledge of Indigenous Australia, CATonline Level 1 will strengthen your cultural competency skills. Participants will gain a better understanding of the Indigenous Australians in their workplace, social environment and the community as a whole.

Only 2 hours duration

CATonline is the only nationally aligned video based training program available in Australia. Our sole purpose was to make our program informative and easy to digest for the viewer. There are no text books or pages of information to read.

Our program consists of professionally produced informative video modules, allowing the participant to engage directly with the content material for maximum knowledge retention.

Participants will only need to allocate 2 hours to complete the Level 1 training program.

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Cultural Awareness Training Level 1 MODULE TOPICS
Nationally Aligned Training

CATonline Level 1 Training is aligned to a Nationally Aligned unit of competency.

Upon successful completion of the CATonline Level 1 training, participants will have completed the theory elements required for competency in Developing Work Practices to Accommodate Cultural Identity.

Information on CAT Level 1

Course ID: CAT Level 1
Course Alignment: Developing Work Practices to Accommodate Cultural Identity.

Commence your Reconciliation Action Plan

This course will form the cornerstone of your workplace Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). It will educate and enlighten every participant to further their journey in fostering greater harmony on both a personal and professional level when interacting with our First Nation’s people.

The CATonline Level 1 Training is competence based and will guarantee learning outcomes while providing organisations with transparency in terms of staff cultural capability. At the completion of this course staff will be confident to build and apply knowledge in a practical and structured way.

Section 1: History

Part 1 Pre-Colonisation
Part 1

In The Beginning: The life and times of Aboriginal society 40,000 years ago

Part 1

First Contact: First contact with white explorers 600 years ago

Aboriginal Dreaming: The religion of Aboriginal dreamtime

Part 2 Colonisation

1770: Captain Cook enters Botany Bay
1788: Arrival of the First Fleet
1800s: Settlements spread across the country
1835: Attempts to make a treaty

Section 2:
Modern Impact

Missions and Reserves

Missions and Reserves
Comparison Statistics: Indigenous vs Non Indigenous ABS data

Section 4:

Section 4
  • Awareness of sensitive issues affecting Indigenous people

  • Names never to be used to describe Aboriginal people

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Part 3 Early 20th Century Australia
1900: Resistance wanes and laws are introduced to control Aboriginal life
1905: Aboriginal Act introduced
1910-1970: The Stolen Generation, a brief introduction. (This subject will be covered in depth in Part 6)
1925: Aboriginal Progress Association formed
1948: Aboriginals counted as Australian citizens
Aboriginals Part 4
1962: Aboriginal people given the right to vote
1967: Referendum to count Aboriginal Australians in the census and allow the government to make laws for Aboriginal people
1972: Tent embassy at Parliament House brings land rights to attention
1992: The Mabo decision
1993: Native Title decision passes
Part 5
2000: Bridge Walks across Australia
2001: Centenary of Federation
2007: Northern Territory Intervention
2008: The Apology
Part 6

1905 – 1970:
History of the Stolen Generation. The reasons, the removal policy and the effects and trauma today

Section 3: Culture

Indigenous Culture
  • Definition and understanding of Indigenous culture

  • Understanding of common terms

Section 5

Section 5:
people in today’s

  • Cultural and social differences affecting Indigenous employees entering the modern work environment

  • Practices to ensure a healthy, productive and inclusive workplace for Indigenous staff