1. Aboriginal Health
  2. About Aboriginal health

About Aboriginal health

Our MCCC Cultural Education team lead our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health program, working closely with medical educators across our regions to support the ACCHOs and registrars in training posts.

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Education Group works in unison with MCCC’s Cultural Educators (CE) and Cultural Mentors (CM) to establish a syllabus for registrars, offer support and guidance to registrars working within posts, develop exam support resources for use by registrars and ensure integration of the Aboriginal Health syllabus to ensure consistency across MCCC and alignment with both College curricula.


Cultural awareness

95 per cent of our operations and medical education team have attended cultural awareness training offered across our five locations. This training is also incorporated into registrar workshops. Our medical educators and supervisors have been and will continue to be offered opportunities to attend cultural safety/cultural awareness training.

All staff, GP trainees, supervisors and medical educators have the opportunity to attend ‘Culcha Camps’. The has proven to be an immensely invaluable cultural learning experience. (See Culcha Camp tab).

Remembrance Day tribute

On Remembrance Day, we acknowledge the profound contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made through military service for Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people served in large numbers in every conflict since Australia’s Federation in 1901 and some signed up to colonial forces before this.

A strong motivator for many to join up was the promise of fair treatment and equality whilst in the armed forces. To see our tribute in full click here.