Available to staff and students, the Core Cultural Learning; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia Foundation Course was developed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
The course is a modified version of the program that AIATSIS first produced for the Commonwealth Public Service and has been adapted for delivery to a general audience.
“We are very excited because this is such an amazingly high quality set of resources,” ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said.
“Core Cultural Learning is designed to enhance cultural capability across ANU and build greater awareness of the vast history and cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“The University is committed to a renewed partnership with Indigenous Australia and is the first Australian university to implement the program in the higher education sector. I am extremely proud of that.”
The Core Cultural Learning program aligns with the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan which defines the ANU vision for reconciliation and sets out a range of University-wide activities for achieving this vision.
“To put our strategic plan into action, it is crucial that the community has access to quality resources that provide a foundation for understanding of traditional knowledge, cultural expression and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians,” Professor Schmidt said.
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