Course Title: Work with Culturally Diverse Clients in a Justice Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6077

Course Title: Work with Culturally Diverse Clients in a Justice Environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 54.0

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


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254581

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course provides the knowledge on the origins and nature of Australia’s multicultural society and the skills to work with culturally diverse clients, and develop attitudinal change and empathy with multiculturalism

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU381 Work with Culturally Diverse Clients in a Justice Environment


1. Analyse the concepts of culture, ethnicity and discrimination and their effects on an individual’s or group’s behaviour.

2. Examine the key aspects of the pre-invasion Aboriginal culture and outline the history of Aboriginal/White relations from 1788 to the present day

3. Review the critical periods in Australian history in relation to immigration and multiculturalism since 1788

4. Investigate the common difficulties faced by migrants in adapting to Australian society and institutions

5. Outline the historical development of migrant services and analyse how they address migrants’ perceived needs

6. Analyse the major issues which have arisen in recent times or continue to arise for Aborigines and migrants in the area of community justice

7. Outline the major aspects of Australia’s attempts to find its place in the global community, in an economic, cultural and legal sense

8. Review the changing workplace cultures, in the local and global context

9. Analyse the inclusion of diverse sexual subgroups into mainstream culture

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including exams, class participation, research tasks and essays.