Training the health, community and local government sector for 21 years.


2015 – Health Literacy Development Course runs for its third year

The Health Literacy Development course is successfully running in its third year. The Course addresses limited health literacy understanding and practice locally by building agencies’ capacity to respond to health literacy at both the client and organisational levels. Through the creation of an innovative and supportive learning environment, the course
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2014 – Developing training modules

CEH routinely identifies priorities for new modules– and in 2014 – the following training development was undertaken: Cultural Competence in Counselling CALD Community Engagement and Participation Peer Education Methods and Strategies – Foundations of Culturally Competent Practice Health Literacy: one-day intensive Negotiating Between Health Beliefs
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2013 – Launching the Health Literacy Development Course

In 2013, the Health Literacy Development Course was delivered twice – first as a pilot to staff at North Richmond Community Health and second to 20 participants from 10 organisations primarily from the western metropolitan region of Melbourne. Participants in the second group were allocated an advisor from CEH to
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2013 – Forming the Training Network

CEH worked with other organisations to form the Trainers Network that brings together representatives from comparable organisations that provide cultural competence education and training. Network membership includes: Foundation House, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities, Victorian Transcultural Mental Health and AMES. The network meets quarterly and
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2013 – Establishment of a Training Steering Group

A Training Steering Group was established to support collaboration across CEH in the design and delivery of best practice cultural competence training. Membership includes the Professional Learning Coordinator, Information Services Coordinator, and CEH staff that have training as a core part of their role. The group meets monthly, and has
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2013 achievements in training

2013 – Achievements in training

CEH delivered a total of 94 half-day training sessions to 1,159 participants in 2013. This compares to 77 half-day sessions delivered to 1,514 participants in 2012, and represents an overall increase of 16 per cent in session delivery.
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2013 – Achievements in training

CEH delivered training to 1,159 professionals across Victoria. A total of nine calendar training sessions were delivered to 160 participants in 2013. The topics that receiving strongest demand were: Understanding the Sexual Health and Wellbeing Needs of Refugee Young People Evaluation Planning for CALD Community Projects Negotiating Between Health Beliefs
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2008 – Cultural competency for managers and supervisors

We delivered a workshop 'Cultural Competency for Managers and Supervisors'. What distinguishes 'cultural competency' is that it operates at multiple levels -individual, professional, organisational and systemic - to deliver a responsive service to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In a research report by Robert Bean, The Effectiveness of Cross-Cultural
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2004 – Achievements in training

Delivered 13 workshops to 295 participants in 2004 - 2005. CEH delivered tailored training to more than 400 participants, 45% of whom were in rural and regional locations.
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2003 achievements in training

2003 – Achievements in training

It has been a busy year for the CEH Education & Training Program. In total, CEH has trained over 800 staff in both our calendar and organisational training programs in 2003. We have delivered training in community and primary health centres, hospitals, local government and health organisations with participants ranging
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2000 – Refugee and asylum seekers: health and welfare

The Autumn seminar series focused on health and welfare for refugees and asylum seekers, both in an international and local context. Speakers discussed a range of issues including international public health issues and refugees, access to health services for asylum seekers, medical reports required to support refugee applications, detention, refugee
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2000 – Our first training calendar

CEH developed and conducted its first training calendar in 2000. The calendar incorporated a series of diversity training workshops relevant to health and welfare professionals and allied staff.
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1997 – Working with diversity training

CEH was engaged by the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre to conduct a series of cross cultural training sessions entitled Working with Diversity. The sessions were designed as an introduction to raise awareness about the centrality of culture and issues of diversity when working in the area of sexuality and
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1996 – Working with Victoria’s ambulance services

In September in 1996, CEH was invited by the Department of Human Services Victoria to conduct a half-day workshop with CEOs and other key managers representing ambulance services in Victoria. The sessions resulted in the incorporation of cross cultural training across all levels of training programs run at the Ambulance
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