National Centre for Cultural Competence

The National Centre for Cultural Competence acknowledges the Traditional Owners of lands and waters throughout Australia and pays respect to Elders both past and present.

Cultural competence is an exciting paradigm that lays down the foundations for a socially just, global consciousness and culturally diverse, respectful worldview. The University of Sydney is intent on forging new inclusive pathways that recognise the importance of continued connection to culture, country and community to the health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and to all peoples in general. The imagining of a uniquely Australian University embraces the complexity of who we are today and requires a safe working and learning environment for all, enhanced through the rolling out of cultural competence.

This resource portal is one of the ways the NCCC plans to promote cultural competence. We want to share the publications, online tools and websites that motivate and encourage us as we go along. We also want to feature work in development at the NCCC and the University of Sydney. 

In focus

Ask us anything: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students at the University of Sydney

Following in the footsteps of the ABC's 'You can't ask that' series, the University of Sydney has started creating its own 'Ask us anything' diverse communities videos. Each fo the three videos done to date have great individual messages from the participants. This one is our favourite though - just because!