Courses & Units

Living and Working with Cultural Diversity XBR104



Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally aware and competent in increasingly diverse settings. Explore what it means to belong to a culturally diverse, global society and be challenged by the social constructions of race, ethnicity, and culture. This unit provides a firm foundation for understanding and dealing with real world issues relating to culture and cultural differences. It will help you come to a clearer understanding of your own worldview, way of being, and use of language, and how they potentially affect your communication and interactions with others. Your teaching team is a group of culturally diverse and highly qualified academic and professional staff from three Faculties (Health; Arts; Science, Engineering & Technology) and the Division of Students & Education. All of them are able to draw on their considerable knowledge and experience of living and working with cultural diversity in their own and other countries.


Unit name Living and Working with Cultural Diversity
Unit code XBR104
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School DVC Students & Education
Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Discipline Medicine|Health Sciences|Global Cultures and Languages|Student Learning

Dr Nick Cooling

Teaching staff

Nick Cooling, Sandra Holmes, Andrea Carr, Jo-Anne Kelder (Health); Morag Porteous, Lucy Sun, Peter Komsta, Sebastien Robin (Students & Education); Kaz Ross, Jayde Roberts (Arts); Lyndal Mellefont, Peter Doe (Science, Engineering & Technology).

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090300

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Online delivery; module based; internet dependent learning activities.


Assessment will be fully online

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