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First Nations Foundation: Culture and Money

Accelerate your organisation’s understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture to engage more effectively with your members
FNF and ASFA partnership

ASFA is proud to announce a new learning partnership with First Nations Foundation (FNF) to deliver cultural competency training for members. This new partnership will give ASFA members access to FNF’s Culture & Money Cultural Competency Training and gain ASFA CPD Points.

FNF is a not-for-profit Indigenous financial wellbeing foundation led by an Indigenous majority board since 2006. To see how FNF empowers prosperity for First Nations people visit their website.

*This training is being delivered in partnership with FNF. Fees will be paid to FNF, with ASFA CPD points being awarded to learners.

Cultural Competency Training for the superannuation industry

The FNF Culture & Money Cultural Competency Training provides learners an education around First Nations peoples experiences with money. It offers culturally responsive content where participants can explore, test and question preconceived values and understandings of First Nations culture as it relates to money. Grounded in contemporary and historical contexts, learners will build rich and informed knowledge to apply when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. The program also contains a series of superannuation sector modules targeting important topics such as First Nations people and preservation age, superannuation outreach, financial counsellors and super and identification challenges.

What is cultural competency

Cultural competency requires an awareness of cultural diversity and the ability to work effectively and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

A culturally competent person will acknowledge:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as diverse and living
  • the influence of one’s own culture and belief systems in their interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • understanding around current and historical challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
What’s covered in this training program?

This First Nations-led training program is designed to give a better understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to enhance the delivery of financial services to First Nations peoples.

Core training modules:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in everyday life.
  • Impacts of historical events, Government legislation and policy.
  • Working and communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, clients and colleagues.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander belief, lore and family systems.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perceptions of and relationships with money.

Superannuation sector modules:

  • First Nations people and preservation age.
  • Superannuation outreach.
  • Identification challenges.
  • Financial Counsellors and super.
  • The importance of education.
Who is this course for?

Culture and Money is an important program for all superannuation funds and critical service providers to better understand and service their First Nations members.

How you’ll learn

Your organisation’s staff will have 24/7 on-demand access to FNF’s online training portal so they can learn at their own pace, with unlimited access to the training modules for 12 months.

Course assessment

You will be assessed by an online multiple-choice exam which is housed in the ASFA Learning Hub.

 

Learn More or Register

The next step is to contact the FNF team to talk about an education experience that works for your organisation: operations@fnf.org.au

CPD Points

2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points awarded upon successful completion of the online exam.

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