From the arrival of our First Peoples, with their wealth of languages and cultures, Western Australia has been a multicultural State. Our cultural diversity has continued to flourish since European settlement, with people originating from more than 190 countries now calling Western Australia their home.
Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia
More than 32.2% of Western Australians are born overseas, so understanding the diversity of cultures and perspectives across our State has never been more important.
Diverse WA was developed for the Western Australian Government by the Office of Multicultural Interests to improve the knowledge, skills and awareness of people working at all levels in the public sector and non-government service organisations.
This training program aims to assist you in developing your cultural awareness and understanding so to enable you to communicate and effectively engage with people from all backgrounds, regardless of cultural, religious or social differences.
Undertaking cultural competence training is essential for you, your agency or organisation to:
deliver a better service to diverse communities
create a competitive advantage
minimise prejudices in systems, policies, processes and practices
ensure there is cultural diversity in the workplace
develop inclusion and equity promotional strategies
The course consists of two training modules and should take you approximately two hours to complete. You can work at your own pace and can pause and recommence at any time. A certificate of completion will be available for you to download at the end of each module.
Diverse WA is available free-of-charge to all Western Australian public sector employees and local government staff. Western Australian based non-government organisations (NGO) can read about access in FAQs and request access by emailing the Office of Multicultural Interests at email@example.com