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Learning resources

Cultural competence articles, book chapters and online tools

Tools and resources to support your institution and organisation's journey through cultural competence.

Online teaching and learning tools

Additional resources

Core concepts and seminal texts

This is a selection of articles and book chapters that continue to inform and shape the discourse of cultural competence nationally and internationally. This curated group of resources will be updated as as we encounter new ideas and publications.


This is a selection of frameworks which have been developed for incorporating cultural competence into higher education and health care.

 Some useful selections:

    • Role of universities as change agents (pg. 17-21)
    • What is cultural competence? (pg. 37-45)
    • What is Indigenous cultural competence? (pg. 48)
    • Cultural competence models (pg. 49-65)
    •  Exemplars of good practice in: teaching & learning (pg. 115-118); governance (pg. 111-113); research (pg. 120-122); human resource mgmt. (pg. 123-130); external engagement (pg. 132-137)
    •  Developing an engagement model of cultural competence at the university level (pg. 232-268)
  • Applying cultural and linguistic competence to a framework for creating learning spaces for the enhancement of experiential learning by the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University.