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Cultural Fitness in the Workplace Educating workers to improve health and wellbeing outcomes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The Australian Institute of Social Relations (AISR) is committed to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people through Cultural Fitness. Cultural Fitness is therefore embedded into all of the Nationally Recognised Qualifications and is made available as a Workforce Development course to organisations. Being culturally fit means applying oneself to the daily exercise of self- reflection, personal engagement and active learning as they relate to reconciliation, cultural safety, white privilege and valuing diversity. The Cultural Fitness program allows this to occur by challenging notions of white privilege through informed and constructive discussion; educating Non- Indigenous Australians about the impact European invasion has had on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and unpacking contemporary racism and providing insight into culturally safe workplaces. Importantly, the program supports participants with practical steps that enable positive cultural change. Read more about Cultural Fitness on page 68 and its importance to Relationships Australia SA. Success Indicators: Qualifications align with workplace realities. Institute graduates are work ready. 64 Relationships Australia SA Annual Report 2016 -2017