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In 2012 RACMA implemented the Indigenous Health Program as part of the Fellowship Training Program. The aim of this program is to equip Medical Leaders with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide a health care environment that is culturally appropriate, sensitive and inclusive, thereby influencing systemic change and quality improvement for the Indigenous populations of Australia and New Zealand.

All Candidates will be required to show evidence of completion of the Indigenous Health Program to be eligible to present at the Oral Examinations.

1. Program Elements:
  • An orientation webinar including a submission of a written assessment task (300-500 words).
  • Completion of 3 external modules delivered by the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) consisting of:
    • Introduction to Indigenous Health
    • Communication and Education
    • Chronic Conditions Management
  • Completion of the Mauri Ora Associates module, Introduction to Cultural Competence in New Zealand
  • Completion of an online emodule designed and delivered by RACMA
  • Completion of an online forum to discuss the assessment task and the questions posed.
2. Access and Submission
Firstly, you need to register for the Indigenous Health Program by emailing Christine Cottrell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and you will be sent access details to the Learning Management System so you can login and familiarise yourself with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before the first webinar.

After the first webinar you will be required to complete the external online modules. You are required to submit your certificates of completion via eETP.

The final online module will be available for access in October. Candidates have one month to complete this module and participate in the online discussion forum. Program completion is required by the end of October.

3. Assessment
While the Indigenous Health Program is compulsory, it is a formative assessment task, not summative. However, Candidates must show evidence of having attended all the above modules for this training requirement to be considered completed by the College.

Note: Indigenous Health Program is one of the compulsory components of the Fellowship Training Program. Candidates will not be granted credit/recognition of prior learning for previously completed Indigenous Health Modules/Program or experience in Indigenous Health sector/setting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:42