- 2 x modules of 2 day training, and mentoring
- Early Years Cultural Competency
- Cost on enquiry
A Place for Culture provides a cultural competency framework training package for non-Indigenous educators in early childhood education and care services, which supports the improvement of service access and service quality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
A Place for Culture has been developed to take non-Indigenous educators on a journey through our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and context, to give a deeper understand, and support their current culturally inclusive practice approach throughout their services. With the support and guidance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early years educators, elders, community members and academics, SNAICC has brought the two worlds together.
The package aims to ensure educators meet the National Quality Standards (NQS) and most importantly build a genuine understanding, respect and relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, communities, children and families. The workshops are not intended to provide a detailed ‘how to’ guide to implement the EYLF but instead to promote conversations, genuine understanding and ideas on effective approaches and strategies.
This training package is designed to build specific skills and knowledge transfer over an extended period of up to twelve months. This involves an initial two-day workshop, and the identification of clear action steps and processes followed by mentoring and advice for five to eight months. The training will facilitate the development of local networks, relationships and leadership, and support culturally inclusive practice, while imparting knowledge of evidence-based good practice approaches.
A second workshop is then provided to extend and develop the range of activities and strategies available to the staff and services involved. SNAICC will work wherever possible alongside local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early years educators, elders and community members, to build connections and capacity of non-Indigenous educators.
Key topics of discussion will be:
- Unpacking White Australia’s Black history
- Understanding the how the past still impacts the present
- Self-assessment and review of cultural awareness and inclusive practice
- Developing culturally appropriate and sustainable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, children and families
- Implementing culturally appropriate programs and practice in line with the early years learning framework and National Quality Standards
- Putting it into Practice. Ideas, strategies and approaches that promote, explore and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture whilst implementing the outcomes, principles and practices from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
- To build the capacity of non-Indigenous educators in ECEC services to improve service access and service quality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
- To develop awareness, cultural inclusive practice and practice approaches of ECEC educators.
- To build respectful and genuine approaches and engagement of non-Indigenous educators with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ECEC services, communities and networks.
- Non-Indigenous educators in Early Childhood Education and Care Services, family day care and Early Years programs.