BlackCard working with Commonwealth Bank on developing a Cultural Capability Framework from an Aboriginal Terms of Reference (ATR). BlackCard Elders making headlines in the University sector.

BlackCard has been working hard to finalise Commonwealth Bank’s Cultural Capability Framework, which has been developed based on Aboriginal Terms of Reference (ATR) using Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge, guided by the BlackCard elders. This exciting piece of work will be truly unique and possibly the first Institution in this country to adopt ATR across all the Business Units right across the Group. Commonwealth Bank’s Cultural Capabilty Framework will drive their new “Elevate’ RAP which will be launched in 2016. On another note Aunty Lilla Watson and Aunty Mary Graham have recently been awarded Honourary Doctorates from QUT, for their lifetime committment to Scholarship and the Indigenous Community.

Recent Achievements…

Below is a recent accolade for Lilla Watson, co-founder and facilitator of BlackCard.

Congratulations on receiving a 2014 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council Award for Elders and Leaders in Higher Education.

Your appointment as a lecturer at UQ was a watershed moment in the University’s history, recognising the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander terms of reference and expertise in tertiary level teaching. The UQ of today continues to learn from your teachings, including your work in developing interdisciplinary subjects of Aboriginal Perspectives and Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge.

For a decade, staff and students at UQ were strengthened by your counsel and mentorship, exemplifying pride in identity and in Aboriginal culture.

5 September 2014

Professor G.Q. Max LuActing Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Queensland

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Whats happening at The BlackCard

BlackCard PIR Report Now Available To The Public…..

BlackCard and Gallang Place have launched a report on “Engaging Elders and community members to improve services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with long term severe mental health needs. Partners in Recovery (PIR) report was commissioned by Medicare Local Greater Metro South Brisbane.

Next BlackCard Accrediation

Brisbane 15 & 16 February 2016  Register online now!!

(Click on course dates to see a full list of scheduled courses avail for 2016)

BlackCard Graduation Ceremony – Date TBC 2016

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