Enhancing CALD Cultural Competence

Cultural diversity in the New Zealand population is growing, leading to increasing cross-cultural interactions between healthcare providers and clients and between employees.

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CALD cultural competency courses and programmes

eCALD offers a range of face-to-face and online courses for both caring for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds, as well as for working in culturally diverse workplaces. All courses focus on enhancing learners' cultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and practical skills.

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Another excellent course from the eCALD team

Another excellent course from the eCALD team, I have attended others which were face to face but this was the first online course. I am grateful to have been able to complete this at my own pace and in small chunks. Will certainly recommend to colleagues. The variety of scenarios, reading, questions, reflection all helped to make the course more enjoyable from an online learning perspective.

Phamacist

This resource ticks the boxes in best-practice online learning.

This resource ticks the boxes in best-practice online learning. It includes interactive activities, a range of presentation methods and self-test exercises. Cultural competency is a key area for NZ's health workforce, and the online format of the CALD tool makes this a potentially cost-effective and sustainable method of training around the country

Online Learner (Module 1 Culture and Cultural Competency)

Improved awareness

This course has certainly made me think about how I interact with people from other cultures which I was not really aware of previously.

F2F Learner (Module 1CS Cultural Competency and Customer Service)

The videos were very helpful

The videos were very helpful to see what concepts would look like in practice. Very comprehensive, very user-friendly.

eCALD Learner

Remote F2F course

The eCALD trainer was presiding over the 1.5-hour long session so easy and comfortably that all of the attendees were able to complete the course with a strong feeling of great fulfilment and worthwhile signing up for the course.

Interpreter (Module 201 Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting)

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Expression of Interest Sought | Refugee Health Project Executive (Contract)

eCALD® Services is looking for a full-time Refugee Health Project Executive to be contracted for 10-12 weeks from April to June 2024.

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Our resources

We provide a range of supplementary resources in addition to the material covered in our courses for enhancing cultural competency. These include cross-cultural resources, translated information, CALD-related publications, screening tools in multiple languages, and a list of migrant and refugee services.

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