Courses & Units

Building Cultural Capability in Health and Community Services ZAC209

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


This unit will explore how different cultural understandings and models influence and shape how we interpret the world around us, perceive ourselves and relate to other people. You will build your cultural capability (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in health and community services through self-awareness and reflection on the values, behaviours, beliefs and world views of others. The unit will be underpinned by the cultural knowledge, lived experience and perspectives of diverse individuals, groups and communities, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This understanding will support your ability to engage in respectful relationships, and to make ethical, reflective and culturally-sensitive decisions in diverse professional contexts and environments.


Unit name Building Cultural Capability in Health and Community Services
Unit code ZAC209
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Health
Coordinator Ms Anita O'Callaghan
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically appraise diverse cultural values, behaviours, beliefs and world views
  • Identify, evaluate and use principles of cultural capability in Health and Community Services
  • Apply cultural capability in diverse contexts and environments
  • Reflect on how different cultural understandings shape perceptions and behaviours and generate plans for self-development
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061309 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1.5 hour online tutorials and 1 x 4 hour workshop per semester (on campus or online).

AssessmentAT2: Cultural capability - portfolio of evidence (40%)|AT1: Discussion forum participation (10%)|AT3: Interview and analysis (50%)
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