Training

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing delivers training to the aged care sector. The aim of the training is to enhance the capacity of aged care managers and practitioners to deliver quality services to older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Scroll down to see current training opportunities.

Workshops

Training for aged care workers  

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has partnered with the Leading Aged Care Services Australia to deliver the ‘Cultural Diversity in Aged Care’ workshop.

This one-day workshop is aimed at Clinical staff, Care Managers, Case Managers, Assessment Officers, Lifestyle Coordinators and Pastoral Care Staff working in residential aged care and home care settings. This workshop aims to provide practical strategies in caring for consumers from culturally diverse backgrounds. It introduces the concept of culturally inclusive practice and provides links to practical tools and resources.

Upcoming sessions for the 'Cultural Diversity in Aged Care' workshop are:

Contact us for more information or check out the online cultural diversity training modules.

Resources

Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience video 

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing presents a unique educational resource for aged care and related service providers to enhance the delivery of culturally inclusive aged care. Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience features four people from different migrant backgrounds approaching the later stages of life sharing their migration experiences, reflections of living in Australia and their hopes as they age in Australia. Capturing life stories and acknowledging people’s individual life experiences is key to the provision of culturally inclusive aged care. Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience provides a rare insight into the experiences of older Australians from migrant backgrounds, and gives the four people featured a unique opportunity to express their thoughts on ageing in Greek, Turkish, Italian and Vietnamese languages.

The 20-minute production is a valuable discussion starter for providers seeking to enhance their training and deliver more culturally and linguistically inclusive aged care services.

You can purchase a hard copy of Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience DVD by downloading and filling out the order form.

Watch the Ageing in Australia: The Immigrant Experience three-part video on YouTube by clicking on the links below. 

Part 1 - My Journey (Duration: 5.53)

Part 2 - My Life (Duration: 5.11)

Part 3 - My Future / Ageing (Duration: 8.53)

DVD Discussion Guide

The Centre has developed a series of questions in response to the video which can promote group discussion and reflection, with a view to generating ideas about how to enhance service provision to older people like the ones portrayed in the video.

Download the DVD Discussion Guide  

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing currently has no training sessions available. Please see below for details of a free online training program - Cross-Cultural Care Program for Aged Care Staff developed by the Department of Health.

Online training program

Cross-Cultural Care Program for Aged Care Staff

This free online training program was developed by Flinders University, Resthaven Inc. and AnglicareSA Inc. and funded through the Department of Health.

The aim of this program is to support staff in residential aged care homes to provide high-quality cross-cultural care for residents and to improve team cohesion. This program includes five learning modules and Work related English Language Resources for Staff.

The program is available via: www.flinders.edu.au/cross-cultural-care

Instructions for accessing the program can be downloaded via: http://www.agedcommunity.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Cross-cultural-Care-Program-for-Aged-Care-Staff-Accessing-the-online-program.pdf

The PDF versions of the program can be downloaded via:

Facilitator manual:  http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/handle/2328/37323

Workbook for staff:  http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/handle/2328/37324