Culturally responsive mentor training

Mentoring relationships between students and health professionals are vital in developing stronger connections between study and work. Three Rivers DRH is seeking to enhance the capacity of First Nations health professionals through mentoring professional development opportunities. We value the important role health professionals can play in building improved cultural understanding and responsiveness while supporting students and new graduates.

Free mentor training

In 2022, Three Rivers DRH is offering free Culturally Responsive Mentor Training. This training is provided by Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and usually costs $350.

This course is different from other cultural awareness-raising training. It will explore actions you can take to be more culturally responsive in your workplace. The training focuses on developing culturally safe mentoring relationships and is delivered through self-paced online modules and workshops.

This training is for people located in the Three Rivers DRH footprint who are:

  • First Nations health professionals working in primary health or the acute care sector (including allied health professionals, nurses and Aboriginal health workers)
  • First Nations clinical educators or supervisors
  • clinicians interested in supervising and supporting First Nations students on placement or through their studies
  • rural health professionals and/or people delivering health services and support
  • First Nations students at Charles Sturt University studying nursing or health science.

Participants will learn:

  • how to engage in a culturally safe way in the mentoring relationship
  • how individuals and organisations can better understand and act upon culturally responsive ways of knowing, being and doing
  • about cultural safety and the impact of racism on another person that affects their health and wellbeing outcomes.

This online program consists of two self-paced modules and an online workshop. We are accepting applications for all intakes now. The remaining intakes for 2022 are:

  • July 2022 intake – commences 25 July with the workshop planned for 29 September, 12.30 – 4.30pm. Enrolments available until 8 September.
  • September 2022 intake – commences 5 September with the workshop planned for 9 November, 12.30 – 4.30pm. Enrolments available until 19 October 2022.

Places are limited. To be eligible to enrol in this program, applicants must be living and working in the Three Rivers DRH footprint. This training is funded by the Three Rivers Department of Rural Health under the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program.

Apply for Culturally Responsive Mentor Training

For enquiries, please contact Three Rivers DRH


Find out about continuing professional development opportunities with Three Rivers DRH and also check out our full professional development calendar.