Courses & Units

Living and Working with Cultural Diversity CZZ104


Now, more than ever, everyone needs the skills to communicate and work effectively across different cultural systems, values, perspectives and behaviours—whether these differences arise from national, Indigenous, religious, ethnic, workplace or other cultural contexts. This includes developing the capacity to recognise the social fault lines that produce systemic inequities for minority cultural groups within Australian society.

Cultural intelligence is not something that is fixed, nor is it a finite destination of knowledge, but a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes that you will continue to develop to reflect new understandings and experiences of working effectively in a diverse world. Whatever your starting point, this unit will help guide you in your lifelong learning towards cultural intelligence. Understanding your own worldview and how it impacts your attitudes, behaviour and communication is a key part of the unit. You will engage in ongoing reflection to explore how your culture and upbringing conditions your responses to cross-cultural situations. You will investigate strategies and apply unit concepts to a variety of real-world situations. This is a fully online unit which encourages and rewards regular participation in interactive discussion activities. The assessment tasks allow you to apply the concepts and skills to your particular interests and a range of professional contexts.

Your teaching team is a group of highly qualified academic staff, all of whom 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 CZZ104
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Robyn Moore
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Health Study Period 1 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 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Health Study Period 1 27/2/2023 17/3/2023 14/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how your own and other people’s worldviews influence behaviour, communication and attitudes.
  • Practice self-reflection as a tool for considering your responses to cross cultural situations.
  • Investigate strategies to promote equity in a variety of contexts.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090300 $1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Teaching Pattern


AssessmentDiscussion posts (15%)|Reflection (15%)|Assignment (30%)|Reflection (40%)
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