Courses for Working with Patients


The following suite of Cultural Competency "Courses for Working with Patients" provide learners with insight and understanding on cultural dimensions, how different cultures respond to health related situations, different health concepts, faith-based practices, and differences in expectations from health systems. The courses aim to give health practitioners the skills to provide care for culturally diverse patients with more confidence and sensitivity.

The courses are written from the point of view of the New Zealand health system. They are aimed at practitioners who have knowledge and orientation in the New Zealand health system, and who work with CALD patients who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds. All the courses are available in face-to-face and online formats except for CALD 5, which is only offered in face-to-face format.

All CALD courses are CME/CNE/MOPS accredited with a Certificate of Completion provided after course completion. These courses are provided to complement existing Maori and Pacific cultural competency training programmes.