AIPEP Curriculum Framework The objective of the AIPEP Curriculum Framework is to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges are embedded within undergraduate and postgraduate level psychology education.read more
AIPEP Workforce Capabilities Framework The objective of the AIPEP Workforce Capabilities Framework is to document the knowledge, skills and values required of psychologists working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in order to build the capacity and competency of all psychology graduates to work appropriately and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.read more
Our submission draws greatly on the work of AIPEP and in particular the AIPEP Curriculum Framework and AIPEP Workforce Capabilities Framework (to be published at www.IndigenousPsychEd.org.au in September 2016). APAC was represented on the AIPEP National Reference Committee and at a meeting on Leadership in Indigenous Mental Health held in February 2016. As a result APAC have been involved in the development of the AIPEP Frameworks and has become signatory to the AIPEP Statement of...read more
The theme of this paper is embracing traditional knowledge in innovative educational change to move back to the future while stepping into action. A pertinent theme given many Indigenous health professionals have been leading action in our nation for many years in providing holistic healing opportunities for Indigenous communities. However, there is still much to do with many Indigenous communities continuing to struggle with the trauma outcomes of colonisation that are manifested in poor education...read more
This report is an evaluation of the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers (AMHW) program in remote northern Australia, and highlights the perspectives and experiences of Aboriginal Health Workers. The study included the perspectives of six Aboriginal Mental Health Workers from three sites across northern Australia, in addition to consultation with multiple stakeholders, including clinic managers and non-Indigenous mental health nurses. The AMHW program is a long-standing program which commenced in the Northern Territory in 2001.read more
Background: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is generally the worst of any population group in Australia. Inaccessibility to health services is one possible cause of this. Shared medical appointments (SMAs) appear to be a culturally competent and appropriate way of improving access to, and the quality of, primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Objective: The objective of this article is to assess the acceptability and appropriateness of SMAs as an...read more
Suicide rates among Indigenous people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia are among the highest in the world. During the period 2001–2010, age-adjusted suicide rates among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians were respectively 21.4 and 10.3 per 100 000 population per year. As staff of the regional state government-funded mental health service provider, Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service (KMHDS), we undertook a retrospective audit of an internal suicide and self-harm database that revealed much...read more
The QIMR Berghofer’s Science and Young Minds project aimed to inspire the scientists and medical professionals of tomorrow by relaying the importance of medical research and health-related professions in an integrated school education and capacity building program. Focussing on skin health, the project included the development and delivery of science workshops to senior high school students in remote areas of northwest Queensland during 2014 and 2015. In addition, selected students and teachers participated in a...read more
This paper explores how the Australian health sector might improve opportunities for career development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers. It considers the current evidence surrounding career development in the health sector, along with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worker experiences, to develop a usable conceptual framework for change. ISBN: 978-1-921889-37-0read more
Subscribe to Workforce