Provide information and support around cancer

A nationally accredited cancer education program for Aboriginal health professionals

AHCWA is working in partnership with Cancer Council WA to deliver

A five-day Cancer Education course that aims to:

  • Increase participant knowledge about cancer, treatments, prevention and early detection and the impact of disease to improve the care of people with cancer.

  • Improve participant skills to provide support to clients with cancer and promote prevention and early detection messages in the community.

  • Facilitate networks between Aboriginal Health Professionals and cancer support Services based in the area

What you will expect:

Subject experts, from the national screening Programs, such as the Cervical Cancer Screening Program, Breast Screen WA and the National Bowel Screening Program. Various Guest Speakers from Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Palliative Care, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and Cancer Council WA, to name a few.

Including Site visits

  • Perth – Crawford Lodge tour, SCGH Cancer Centre, Medical Oncology, Radiation Department, Haematology and WA Youth Cancer Services

  • Kimberley (Broome) – Tele chemotherapy Broome Hospital, Blue House, BASSA tour and Breast Screening Bus tour (May, 2022 course)

What you will receive

  • Nationally accredited certificate– HLTAHW035 Provide Information and support around cancer

  • All training resources are provided

  • Various resources from Guest Presenters

  • Fully catered

Course participants must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof of vaccination as and when required.

Upcoming Dates:

November 2022 – Kimberley Broome (Registrations close 5.00pm Monday 3rd October, 2022)


For more information please contact Michelle de la Haye Ph: (08) 9227 1631 or Email: Michelle.delaHaye@ahcwa.org

Cancer Council WA has a variety of information around cancer. For resources and updated information around cancer, click here

Alternatively, call Cancer Council WA 13 11 20

What previous participants had to say?

“The course was run beautifully and I really enjoyed the outing as I didn’t know some of those places existed and it was great to visit where people have treatment”

“The course that was organised made me more confident and aware concerning all types of cancers”

“I will be encouraging Health Workers to attend this course, so I got much more out of this course than expected”