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Cultural competence online modules

Increase cultural competence in your organisation

Develop confidence, motivation and capabilities through a self-directed, research-informed online program.

Our cultural competence online modules are suitable for those seeking to develop their understanding of cultural competence, expand their capabilities to lead organisational change, and learn strategies to recognise and challenge racism. It is relevant for organisations, teams, managers, and individuals inspired to improve cultural competence in the workplace and across wider social contexts.


Through introductory videos, reflective and interactive activities and educational resources, these modules will help you or your organisation to:

  • Develop an understanding of what cultural competence is and why it is important.
  • Develop cultural competence capabilities, ensuring more effective and respectful interactions in cross-cultural relationships in the workplace and beyond.
  • Explore strategies to inspire cultural change and strong cultural competence throughout an organisation.
  • Examine identity as an individual, gaining invaluable insight into self within a wider social context.
  • Learn strategies to recognise and challenge racism within the workplace and beyond.
  • Learn from the historical and contemporary context of Redfern and its importance as a birthplace of contemporary Aboriginal self-determination.

Course outline

Explore your identity as an individual within a wider social context. Participants will gain insight into strategies to strengthen their resilience.

  • Topic 1: Introduction
  • Topic 2: Who are you?
  • Topic 3: How do you see the world?
  • Topic 4: Cultural competence and resilience

Learn about cultural competence and develop your self-reflection.

  • Topic 1: Introduction
  • Topic 2: What is culture?
  • Topic 3: How can I develop my cultural competence?

Examine the importance of building your cultural competence to combat racism. This module aims to provide you with an understanding of different forms of racism, as well as strategies to recognise and challenge racism.

  • Topic 1: Introduction
  • Topic 2: What is racism?
  • Topic 3: Why are we racist?
  • Topic 4: How to recognise and address racism
  • Topic 5: Racism in the workplace

Develop your capacity for critical self-reflection. This module will provide you with ideas to integrate what you have learnt into action, enabling you to interact more effectively in cross cultural relationships. This module also explores how organisations can address cultural competence in their operations.

  • Topic 1: Introduction
  • Topic 2: Know your world
  • Topic 3: Walking into our story
  • Topic 4: See my world
  • Topic 5: Continuing the journey

The final module explores the historical and contemporary context of Redfern, the contribution of Aboriginal Peoples who came to live there, and its importance as a place of continuing Aboriginal self-determination.

  • Topic 1: Introduction
  • Topic 2: Bujari Gammarruwa – Welcome
  • Topic 3: This is Gadigal Land
  • Topic 4: Redfern tour
  • Topic 5: Connecting to community
  • Topic 6: Redfern and Aboriginal self-determination
  • Topic 7: Conclusion

Delivery style

Delivered as a self-paced, five-part online course, accessed through an online Learning Management System. Each module is estimated to take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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