At eCALD, our vision is to enhance culturally and linguistically diverse cultural competence through the provision of courses and resources for the New Zealand health workforce, for better client/patient outcomes and experience.
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.View eligibility information View upcoming courses
These are all our courses for health practitioners who are interested in gaining skills to work with CALD patients. It provides 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.
These courses are for clinical or non-clinical staff who are interested to gain insight and understanding of value dimensions that cause barriers to effective cross-cultural interaction and skills to enable effective working relationships in a culturally diverse workplace.
This is a thoroughly designed training course for interpreters which covers a lot of practical issues that we have met during the practice. We may not need or have the opportunity to apply all the things we have learnt in this course in our practice, but with the awareness, it will make interpreters feel more of control of our job. It also gives us more confidence to do our job better, and our communications with the health practitioners [HPs] and patients will be smoother.
Interpreter (Module 201 Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting)
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)
“The course was fun, interactive with immense wealth of knowledge. It provides very easy and practical application.”
Public Health Nurse (F2F Module 5 Working with Communicable Diseases with CALD Clients)
The videos were very helpful to see what concepts would look like in practice. Very comprehensive, very user-friendly.
The video sequences are highly successful learning tools-congratulations!!
Online Learner (Module 8 Working with CALD Families - Disability Awareness)
eCALD® has launched this new course for interpreters, in both e-learning and remote face-to-face formats, between 2nd April to May 2020. Since then we have trained more than 170 interpreters across the country and received amazing quantitative and qualitative feedback from learners.Find out more
eCALD Services have produced this video to demonstrate to clinicians "what is needed and what to expect for a video appointment when using an interpreter".
We have recently launched our new online course "Working with CALD clients in Palliative care". Watch the videos to find out what the course offers, what learners say about the course, and how to register and enrol.
Title: "Addressing the needs of Chinese with dementia: a cross-community organisation and academic approach"
We have a brand new face-to-face course “Working with Communicable Diseases with CALD clients”. Check out what the course offers and what learners say about the course!
eCALD Services are pleased to announce the provision of “remote face-to-face courses delivered by an educator via zoom” in addition to the provision of e-learning courses and face-to-face courses to provide more options to our learners.
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.View all resources
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