• Cultural Awareness Tours

    "This experience is a must do for anyone keen to expand their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and history”.

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  • working with people

    BlackCard have finalised our first ever Cultural Capability Framework which will guide the Commonwealth Bank Group

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  • aboriginal knowledge strengthens ethical behaviour

    by enabling people to develop an understanding to undertake the same obligations and responsibilities to the Land and to each other as Aboriginal people have practiced for thousands of years

    The blackcard

the blackcard

BlackCard’s approach is based on a cultural competency course developed by Mary Graham and Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Elders and Educators and long-time course developers and lecturers for the University of Queensland. The founders of the BlackCard have developed and taught core university subjects such as “Aboriginal Perspectives” and “Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge” both at an undergraduate and post- graduate level since the 1970’s.

The demand for their knowledge and expertise as educators has grown beyond the university sector to the broader business and community sectors. This led the founders to develop the BlackCard. The BlackCard builds cultural competency to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community. The BlackCard’s approach requires strengthening ethical behaviour enabling all people to understand and undertake respectful relationships with each other.

Creating a society that includes us all in a meaningful and productive way by people working more effectively with First Nation people and each other.

Ethical behaviour – responsibility and obligations to treat everybody with respect
Respect – for self and others
Honesty in feelings, emotions and actions
Deep listening and deep learning
Integrity
– conducting yourself in a respectful manner
All perspectives are valid and reasonable
Courage and acceptance
Independent
– autonomous enterprise
Sharing – maintaining the tradition of sharing knowledge, resources and experience

About us

Working with people, not for people, with the genius of Aboriginal Knowledge.

Knowledge

BlackCard’s Aboriginal knowledge strengthens ethical behaviour by enabling people to develop an understanding to undertake the same obligations and responsibilities to Land and to each other as Aboriginal people have practised for thousands of years.

Training

BlackCard provides training and consultancy services to enable people and organisations to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community.

BlackCard Graduation Ceremony

Please email your assignment to assessment@theblackcard.com.au. If you have any queries or concerns please give the team a call on 07 3899 8153.

blackcard team

We are dedicated to building cultural competency to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community.

training & consultancy

BlackCard delivers Cultural education workshops, training & consultancy

Blackcard resources

Learn the history from Aboriginal people. Your opportunity to experience an authentic, warm and culturally inclusive welcome. You are invited to experience our tours which include Cultural insights, Aboriginal history, Aboriginal art and Aboriginal cultural performance elements. Be entertained by our Didgeridoo player and learn about the oldest musical instruments in the world.

This exclusive knowledge library is made up of over 50 readings, lecture notes and articles that support the BlackCard training experience and take your knowledge further. 

BlackCard can deliver cultural education courses from a two hour introductory level workshop, half day, full day workshop or two day accredited course. Our elders only facilitate the half day and full day program.

We use Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge to work with organisations to help develop their people to better engage with not only Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people but ALL people. Our program can be tailored to meet the organisations RAP outcomes or internal strategic action plans (ie. Indigenous Employment/Engagement Strategies)  

To enrol into BlackCards online learning portal we have developed 3 Core modules, to be completed before enrolling in individual modules. As you complete each module you will collect a BlackCard Badge and after collecting 3 badges you will be able to select any of our individual modules.

Recently BlackCard launched an app called “BlackCard Lexicon” which is an educational resource for people who wish to learn about Aboriginal Culture. It is like a dictionary with an A-Z reference guide that is simple to use and very affordable. Go to the app store if you’re an apple user or Google Play Store for Android.

accreditation

Face to face workshops and full accreditation program, The BlackCard Course and Modules suit individuals who wish to further their knowledge of Aboriginal Australians. Our programs can be tailored.

AWAKENING LEVEL

$ 225 plus gst

  • “Above & Beyond Cultural Awareness” Workshop
  • 2 hour min workshop
  • up to 20 staff max
  • Facilitated by Mundanara Bayles
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AWARENESS LEVEL

$ 350 plus gst

  • “Above & Beyond Cultural Awareness” Workshop
  • Half Day Program
  • up to 20 staff max
  • Facilitated by Mundanara Bayles
register

BLACKCARD ACCREDITATION

$ 1650 plus gst

  • 2 Day Intensive Face to Face
  • 2 Day workshop
  • 15 people max
  • Facilitated by respected elders and Mundanara Bayles
register

News

Latest news and events from The Blackcard

Quarterly newsletter June 2017

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  • Jul 07, 2017

Welcome to our quarterly newsletter.

We've got lots and lots of exciting new things to share with you, updates on the training

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Calling for expressions of interest

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  • May 23, 2017

Accredited training on offer to be a

Cultural Tour Guide.

All you need is a current resume and a deadly

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BlackCard releases new website, online learning portal and smart phone app

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  • Oct 31, 2016

BlackCard is very proud to present the new BlackCard website, BlackCard Learning Portal and BlackCard Lexicon smart phone app. These have each been developed to give BlackCard’s client’s convenient and faster access to its complete suite of services. The website now contains a secure “Stripe”

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Cultural Capability Framework

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  • Jan 27, 2015

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

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BlackCard PIR Report

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  • Jan 27, 2015

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

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CONTACT US

Alternatively you can give the office a call on 07 3899 8153 and one of our team members will happily guide you in the right direction

Thank you for contact us.
 

 

 

Contact Info

07 3899 8153

0415 973 243

enquiries@theblackcard.com.au

Unit 2/57 Southgate Avenue, Cannon Hill QLD 4170

PO Box 478 Cannon Hill QLD 4170

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