An independent evaluation conducted by Dr Roz Walker in 2010 found:

'The workshops are pedagogically sound and employ adult learning principles including notions of self directed learning and critical reflection. In addition the workshops processes reflect the principals they teach ─ that is, they are grounded in cultural competence ─ providing cultural safety for both facilitators and participants.

The workshop supports/refers to several other national policy frameworks. This is an important aspect that contributes to worth and overall effectiveness of the workshop as a mechanism to support the effective implementation of a raft of policies where it is well recognised that there is currently a gap. It is at this meta­‐level that the AIPA Cultural Competence workshops make an important contribution to system level change' (Walker, 2010, p71).