Course Title: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5246 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2013

Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is aimed at achieving sufficient cultural competence to enable the enrolled nurse to work effectively and respectfully with clients from all cultures. This course is taught and assessed alongside HLTIR404D "Work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres St Islander clients and co-workers".

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers


1. Reflect cultural awareness in work practice

2. Accept cultural diversity as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships

3. Communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons

4. Resolve cross-cultural misunderstandings

Learning Outcomes

Enrolled nurses will be culturally aware enough for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is via a graded written assignment which forms 100% of the grade for this course.