E-learning module

Introduction to culturally responsive practice

This course provides an overview of Australia's rich multicultural identity. It explores how we can be culturally responsive and inclusive when working with colleagues and communities from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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Learning outcomes
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Describe Australia's diverse cultural and linguistic features;
  • List relevant laws that protect human rights;
  • Understand the principles of culturally responsive practice; 
  • Reflect on how you can use inclusive strategies when working with culturally diverse individuals and communities.
  • E-learning 
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 10 assessment questions


  • Multicultural Australia
  • Overview of Australia's immigration history
  • Important human rights legislations
  • Australian laws that protect people from discrimination
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • What is culturally responsive practice?
  • Definitions of culture
  • Cultural iceberg
  • Personal identity and intersectionality
  • Unconscious bias
  • Summary: The culturally responsive practitioner
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