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Cultural Diversity


Do you and your team or residents come from a variety of cultural environments? Are they competent in interacting effectively with people of different cultures? Cultural competence comprises four components:

  1. Awareness of one’s cultural worldview
  2. Attitude towards cultural differences
  3. Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews
  4. Cross-cultural skill

This course enables nursing learners to learn about the concepts of culture and dignity in the context of culturally diverse environments. The course promotes core principles necessary for learners to become holistic, culturally sensitive and appropriately adaptable when meeting the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from other diverse cultural backgrounds. Participants are enabled to understand culture, diversity, dignity and how to deliver health care to all in line with the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) - Standard 1- Consumer dignity and choice, and its relevance to culture. 


Learning Objectives:

  • In completing this unit, it is expected that you will be able to:·        
  • Demonstrate awareness of culture as a factor in all human behaviour by using culturally appropriate work practices·        
  • Use work practices that create a culturally and psychologically safe environment for all persons·        
  • Review and modify work practices in consultation with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds·        
  • Show respect for cultural diversity in all communication and interactions with co-workers, colleagues and clients·        
  • Use specific strategies to eliminate bias and discrimination in the workplace


Course Code: CONCD

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 1 & 4