Cultural Awareness Training

Robe River Services (RRS) has developed the Cultural Awareness Training (CAT) into a suite of face-to-face training to meet the needs of organisations and staff cohorts who operate on Robe River Kuruma (RRK) Country.

Cultural training is an important part of mandatory staff training in today’s modern organisations and if delivered effectively, can empower staff to understand the distinct cultural and values of Aboriginal people who may be impacted by operating on country.

There are three CAT products offered:

Virtual Reality Cultural Training Experience

This immersive experience allows learners to listen and learn the Robe River Kuruma story, as told by Elders on Country in the Pannawonica valley.

The story has beautiful scenery shot on the banks of the Robe River (known as the Jajiwurra River).

The video will run up to 30 minutes, followed up by a short Question and Answer session and can be run in small groups or an individual basis.

4 Hour Classroom Session

Two facilitators will provides more detailed information on RRK people relevant to your workplace in the Pilbara.

The classroom covers topics like RRK country and languages, traditional cultural life, impacts of colonisation during early Pilbara history and provides tips on better workplace relationships with RRK people during the session.

On-Country Immersion Experience

This full day experience is offered with different family groups which allows participants to visit key sites in RRK country, including Bungaroo, Middle Robe, Pannawonica Hill and few other significant places in company with RRK Traditional Owner Guides.

Trips last between 6-8 hours depending on client needs and are generally accompanied by up to four RRS guides.

Book either a 1-hour VR CAT, a 4-hour classroom-based introduction to Robe River Kuruma people, traditions, and country, or a full-day on country cultural immersion experience.

The sites for delivery of the products are many and will include:

  • Pannawonica
  • Karratha
  • Perth
  • Other sites for delivery by negotiation.



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