Non-indigenous staff, including other healthcare staff in ACCHS, general practitioners and other primary care providers, play a central role in providing care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. They should be provided with training in STIs and BBVs to ensure they can identify risk population groups as a priority for early detection, treatment and referrals where required. Engaging mainstream services within ACCHS to provide specialised STI and BBV training to clinical staff should be considered as a way of up-skilling general practitioners and other clinical staff within ACCHS. Custodial staff and healthcare workers in prison and juvenile detention settings also need access to these types of training.

General practitioner registrars and overseas trained doctors, who comprise a significant portion of doctors working within ACCHS and in rural and remote settings, and who bring different sets of values and often little knowledge in the areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and sexual health, are identified as a priority group within the workforce which requires training in STI and BBV clinical care and management. It is recommended that overseas trained doctors working in ACCHS and in other primary healthcare services be provided with cross-cultural and specific training in the area of STIs and BBVs relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as part of their ongoing training.