The University of Newcastle, Australia

Cultural Competence Program

The Cultural Competence Program has been developed by SBS, International Education Services and Multicultural NSW.  The program is designed to build your capability around cultural diversity. It explores topics including cross-cultural communication, addressing stereotypes, unconscious bias, diversity and the benefits of multiculturalism. Using real video stories from interviews, animated education graphics and interactive activities, the program will provide you with practical skills and cultural specific knowledge for use during your studies and everyday life.

There are eight modules to complete the program, with each module taking about 25 minutes to complete. Once you have completed all eight modules you will be issued with a Completion Certificate for your professional portfolio.

Students can access the course through your UONline account.  To do this you:

  1. Login to UONline
  2. Go to the 'Blackboard' tab
  3. Go to 'Previous Sites' tab (2nd tab along the top) and enter ‘Cultural Competence Program' into 'Search Other Sites'
  4. Below the Organisation ID, there is a grey drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'Enrol' followed by 'Submit'
  5. The course should now be available in your 'My Other Sites’.