Our innovative teaching, research and engagement programs place the University of Sydney at the forefront of addressing cultural competence in Australia.
The National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) was established in 2014 as a joint venture between the Australian Government and the University of Sydney.
Since then, the NCCC has grown to be a centre of significance for cultural competence research and education in Australia, gaining a national and international reputation for driving positive social change.
At the heart of the Centre's vision is a commitment to celebrate the richness of cultural diversity and the depth it brings to our campuses and workplaces.
Through collaboration and partnerships with diverse individuals, communities and organisations, we aim to be a major contributor at the interface between cultural competence research and transformational education.
To achieve our vision, we are guided by human rights and social justice frameworks, that encompass all people and sociocultural settings.
Our work supports the objectives of the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio and its One Sydney, Many People Strategy 2021-24, which aims to drive a whole-of-University approach to a stronger, more inclusive and culturally embodied University of Sydney.
In the community, the Centre develops knowledge and builds capacity in cultural competence across a range of social domains. We work with other universities, government departments, NGOs and NFPs, businesses, schools and community organisations to design culturally appropriate cultural competence research and education resources. Our broader perspective is forming national and international partnerships, initiating dialogues, and implementing initiatives to improve educational, economic, cultural and social outcomes throughout society.
Our commitment to developing and embedding cultural competence within the University community and broader society has led us to: