Details for Culturally and Socially Diverse Practice

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC535
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar



Awards offering Culturally and Socially Diverse Practice

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Describe factors that inhibit the well-being of people in the Australian community and construct strategies to redress those issues;
  2. Critically analyse the culture, beliefs, social barriers, settlement, citizenship, verbal and non-verbal issues of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community within Australia, and evaluate the support services available to the community;
  3. Develop the skills to counter potential adverse organisational or structural factors in a culturally sensitive and safe way;
  4. Apply advanced self- awareness of their cultural identity to enhance effective professional practice including the development of strategies to work with family/ community leaders, employing translation/ bi-cultural services.

Subject Content

  • Principles of intercultural communication
  • Cultural factors in professional contexts
  • Intercultural differences in non-verbal behaviours
  • Language, culture and professional relationships
  • Evaluation of effectiveness in intercultural practice
  • Ethical issues in cross cultural work

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Settlement and Support Paper (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Role Play and Critique (25%)

Prescribed Text

  • Sue, D.W. 2006. Multicultural Social Work Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.