Cultural Competency Course added to LearnOnline

News article

04 February 2015

The online Foundation Course in Cultural Competency is now available free of charge at Learn Online ( – the course supports you to build your understanding of cultural competency and health literacy in New Zealand, with a focus on improving Māori health outcomes.

The multimedia, interactive course is a voluntary programme and is spread across four modules and is available for all people working in the health sector. Each training module is supported by videos, video transcripts, additional reading resources and library references.

Cultural competence training assists health workers to provide a more accessible and welcoming service and has been identified as a key skill to ensure health workers are more consistently able to provide patients and their whānau with health information in a way they can understand.

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