Section 6: RHSVs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Within your rural health club, you might be fortunate enough to not only participate in a RHSV, but also to conduct one in a remote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. Due to cultural, educational and social circumstances, the RHSV workshop may need to be adapted to best meet the students’ needs and make your visit as successful as possible. Also see the NRHSN’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Activity Guide for more information. These visits may be some of the most challenging but rewarding visits you will do, but remember to apply the same principles as with your other workshops - be flexible, interactive and passionate about how much you enjoy your health career!