Completing Yuwahn Wupin

Your personal level of engagement with the course content is important to gain a novice level understanding of how to provide safer healthcare. Your continued learning journey with the topics in this course will contribute to better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Yuwahn Wupin is comprised of 5 Modules. Each Module aligns with the five interconnected cultural capabilities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (2014).  Refer to the image below.

The Graduate Cultural Capability Model identifies the capabilities that graduates develop after undertaking studies in a tertiary setting where the Framework has been implemented.

The model is based on the principles that:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients are at the centre of health delivery; and 
  2. the ultimate delivery goal is to enable better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Using Yuwahn Wupin

  1. Read the module content information
  2. Engage with the interactive features (as they are important learning materials)
  3. How your learning will be assessed: Test your knowledge by completing the five quizzes.

NB: Yuwahn Wupin will take approximately two hours to complete

Digital Badging: Yuwahn Wupin

Participants are required to undertake quiz questions upon completion of each of the five cultural capability modules and must complete the quiz questions for each module (25 in total) to earn their Yuwahn Wupin digital badge.  Participants must achieve a minimum score of 4 for the quiz questions in modules 1 to 4 and 3 for module 5.

The Yuwahn Wupin digital badge is a mandatory requirement for students to attain prior to undertaking clinical placement and should be included in a professional development portfolio. Badge attainment is recognition you have completed the modules, the quizzes and achieved outcomes that are aligned to the First Peoples Health Curriculum; the First Peoples goals and the Griffith University: Graduate Attributes regarding cultural capability.

Welcome to Yuwahn Wupin (culturally able)

Beginning your Yuwahn Wupin journey

Important feature of Yuwahn Wupin

"Yuwahn Wupin" from Yugambeh language translates to "culturally able". Yuwahn Wupin has been designed and informed by the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework.’ The Framework’ is nationally recognised to ensure student learning is focused and 'Improved healthcare outcomes for Australia's First Peoples requires health professionals to be both clinically and culturally capable' (Department of Health, 2016).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework


Griffith Health First Peoples Health Plan 2016-2022

The Yuwahn Wupin innovation content is part of a program of work aimed at increasing the cultural capability of health students identified in the

Griffith Health First Peoples Health Plan 2016-2022

Graduate Attributes

Yuwahn Wupin also supports the university in realising the Griffith University Graduate Attributes  or characteristics that the university seeks to engender in its graduates for Cultural Safety.

Cultural Capability

What does it mean to be culturally capable when working with First Peoples of Australia?

In order to become culturally capable when working with First Australians, staff (academic and general) and students must have:

  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and identities;
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples achievements and visions; and
  • The ability to work skilfully and purposefully with First Australians and communities in professional contexts (Department of Health, 2015, GU RAP, Australian Institute of School Leadership, Universities Australia, Indigenous Education and UA Cultural competencies 2011).

Please now view the video (3min 27sec)

Griffith University Graduate Attributes

The Griffith Graduate

The Griffith Graduate of influence stands out for the wide range of transferable skills that they develop throughout their studies.

Learn more about the Griffith Graduate

The Griffith Graduate

Cultural Safety for Health Professionals Portal

In collaboration with the First Peoples Health Unit the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has developed a new Cultural Safety for Health Professionals portal. The portal aims to support the teaching of health professionals to critically reflect on the concept of cultural safety and to deliver safe, accessible and responsive healthcare that is free from racism.

Links are provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and cultural safety resources, which relate to the five capabilities of a refreshed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heath curriculum framework. The portal aims to assist health professionals to support the implementation of the The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

Watch the following video (1min 18sec) and learn how to access cultural safety resources specific to your selected health profession.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

More generally, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is a key resource for you on your learning journey. For over 20 years, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has provided support to those working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is helping to Close the Gap by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Watch the video (2mins 10sec) and learn how to search and use their website for information.

Begin your Yuwahn Wupin journey