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First Nations Cultural Awareness Training
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Mentoring
Employment focuses workshops for Indigenous women, men and youth

First Nations
Cultural Awareness Training

Nomuckerlener provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training to businesses to help create a culturally safe environment both for workers and customers.

The purpose of this training is to:

  • Increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the issues, past and present, that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and communities.

  • Provide information that will help participants to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and/or
Torres Strait Islander Mentoring

Nomuckerlener provides one on one mentoring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to help them excel in their careers or find the path that is right for them.


Mentoring is a relationship which gives people the opportunity to share their professional and personal skills and experiences, and to grow and develop in the process.

Employment focused workshops for Indigenous Women, Men and Youth

Nomuckerlener provides workshops to help Indigenous women, men and youth find employment and thrive in their jobs. These workshops can be customised to the needs of the participants and might include the following:

  • Removing barriers

  • Resume writing

  • Interviewing skills or practice

  • Effective communication skills

  • How to navigate the digital world

  • Growing IT capabilities/digital skills


Yarning Circles

Weaving our stories together enables us to speak respectfully from our differing world-views and contribute the knowledge that each of us brings to the circle. In a yarning circle talking is focused on finding ways to grow sustaining places based in mutual understanding.


What does Yarn mean:

To “have a yarn” meaning to “have a chat"


What is a yarning circle:

Is a harmonious, creative and collaborative way of communicating to encourage responsible, respectful and honest interactions between participants, building trusting relationships.

Foster accountability and provide a safe place to be heard and to respond


Yarning sticks:

Provide a space for mob to come together and be present, pass on knowledge


How are Yarning circles conducted:

People sit together in a circle and pass a “talking piece“ (an object used to identify the speaker) around. Each speaker speaks spontaneously, is concise and to the point and expresses his/her experience while the others listen with an open heart, without judgement or preconceived ideas


History of Yarning circles:

The yarning circle has been used by Indigenous peoples from around the world for centuries to learn from a collective group, build respectful relationships, and to preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.


Stories and learning:

Stories can nurture empathy and connectedness. Sharing stories can give us courage and empower us to honour our own and other’s personal experiences. Our family and community stories shape our beliefs and identities.5 When we put ourselves into a story, it becomes experience and learning follows experience. We recognise the spirit of stories that teach us throughout the course of our lifetime. The learning journey that each of us travels to arrive at awareness of our strengths is largely the result of our learning spirit being invigorated, nourished, challenged and motivated by encounters between our own story and those of significant others.




Jillian and Alexandra generously delivered Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training to our project team, with the inclusion of authentic and lived-experiences of many of the ongoing and enduring impacts of colinisation. These two strong women navigated difficult content whilst ensuring our team felt included, safe and could participate fully.


Jill was a very engaging trainer.  The information provided was extremely relevant to work and private life. Excellent!


Amazing training. I would say the best training we have had!


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