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October 10, 2017
The Cross-Cultural Care Program for Aged Care Staff is an online training program aimed at supporting staff to provide high-quality cross-cultural care for residents and to improve team cohesion. This program includes 5 learning modules and Work related English Language Resources for Staff. Based on a research project entitled ‘Developing the multicultural workforce to improve the quality of...

October 10, 2017
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is proud to announce the release of a new study ‘Ageing in Australia: country of birth and language preferences of residents in aged care facilities’. The study provides an overview of utilisation rates among people born in non-English-speaking countries and/or who have a preferred language other than English. The results demonstrate a substantial...

August 01, 2017

Australian Multicultural Community Services  is inviting ethnic community leaders and all interested individuals to participated in this completely free Multicultural Leadership Course. Read more ...

June 27, 2017
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing was proud to once again host the Ageing in Australia Expo. The Expo, held on Saturday 29th April at the Melbourne Town Hall, provided a great opportunity for older people and their families to find out about the range of services available to them. Visitors were able to mingle with 50 exhibitors representing aged care providers, government departments,...

June 27, 2017
The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is undertaking a project, funded by Decision Assist, which aims to develop an advance care planning implementation guide for aged care providers in community and residential care settings. If you are a person working in the community or residential aged care sector, you are invited to complete a survey exploring how advance care planning is...

June 27, 2017
This one day workshop provides an opportunity for managers and leaders working in aged care to deepen their knowledge and build their capacity in culturally inclusive service provision. Participants explore ways to plan and implement strategies that reflect a culturally inclusive approach in order to enhance outcomes at an individual level and create lasting change at an organisational level....

June 27, 2017
Guided by an expert advisory group comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people representing various organisations within the health sector across Australia, CareSearch has created online resources that will help build a path of cultural capability and understanding for supporting care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Care...

June 27, 2017
The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has launched a national awareness campaign promoting the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website and a national 1800 phone line. Translated information is available in 18 languages. Click here to access

June 27, 2017
A newly developed Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) website includes bilingual factsheets in 14 languages. All of these resources have been developed with community consultation and approval. The website will also be developing advance care planning learning programs to support culturally sensitive practice. Click here to access

June 27, 2017

Palliative Care Victoria has published information in 17 languages. These include both audio and written materials which can be downloaded from their website.

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June 27, 2017
Cultura, a new smartphone App launched by Alzheimer’s Australia SA, is designed to assist staff to provide culturally appropriate support to enable them to better relate and communicate with individuals from different cultures. The App and website include comprehensive information about each culture including traditions, spirituality, communication and attitudes to dementia, other health issues...

June 27, 2017
Home Care Today has lauched a new video aimed at giving consumers information about Home Care Packages. The video is available in 6 languages and covers the following topics: It's all right to have care Spending money on your care can be a good thing What to do while you wait for your Home Care Package What to look for in choosing a provider You can choose the care and services that will make...