Welcome to our section on working with culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities.

One in five Queenslanders are born overseas, more than a third are either overseas born or have at least one parent born overseas, Queenslanders speak more than 220 languages and approximately one in 10 Queenslanders speaks a language other than English at home.

It is estimated that there are approximately 203,000 persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds in Queensland and many reside in remote communities retaining their own language.

Amparo Advocacy have recently released factsheets about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, translated into 33 languages.

The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group (QAIWG) have recently developed a policy guideline and policy template on engaging and working with interpreters to model how organisations can manage access to interpreters for clients with difficulty communicating in English.

You can also access mental health resources for multicultural people.

In this section you will find news, resources and more information about working with culturally and linguistically diverse people.

This award recognises the efforts of individuals and organisations, with any or no religious affiliation, that have done the most to improve understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in Australia. The award: widely disseminates good practices that make a significant contribution to improving...
Australia is considered to be one of the world’s major ‘immigration nations‘ (together with New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America (USA). Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was created, over 7.5 million people have settled here and Australia’s overseas-born...
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) has released a new series of factsheets, developed in conjunction with industry experts and professionals, aimed at fostering greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in Australian workplaces. Comprised of a series...
Joining the Conversation is a toolkit for ethnic communities to engage with the media and become positive spokespeople for their communities. This capacity-building project was established to help Queensland’s diverse communities learn about how to promote correct and positive stories in the media...
The CALD Community Learning project offers employment pathways for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Queenslanders in Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Rockhampton by providing culturally appropriate individualized support to undertake and successfully complete vocational training. The project...
During 2014, the Department of Education, Training and Employment will continue to offer Supporting Diversity in Kindergarten Grants to approved kindergarten program providers to: Develop educators who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or are from another culturally and...
This project looks at the housing careers of humanitarian refugees, looking at their access to suitable long term housing, and whether specialist housing and other services are successful in facilitating settlement. FIND OUT MORE : Read the report here .
The theme for this year's Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils Australia (FECCA) conference is 'Breaking down the barriers: A strength-based approach for a just society'. The program of plenary lectures, panels and workshops, oral presentations and posters will be stimulating and lead to new...

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