In the coming days BlackCard will be launching a brand NEW website, Online E-Learning portal, An interactive library full of learning resources and our very own app. All of these exciting new initiatives will be available in the coming days. BlackCard working with Commonwealth Bank Group on developing a Cultural Capability Framework from an Aboriginal Terms of Reference (ATR). BlackCard Elders making headlines in the University sector.

BlackCard have finalised our first ever Cultural Capability Framework which will guide the Commonwealth Bank Group with their recently launched “Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan’. The Framework is 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. BlackCard are now busy implementing the Framework with a pilot being rolled out in two regions – Central Coast NSW in August and in Perth WA in September with Bank West. Keep watching this space as we develop our first ever “BlackCard Train the Trainer” package available early 2017.

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

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 Accreditation

Brisbane 12 & 13 December  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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