These are tools to help you make a difference. 

These are resources designed to help you and your organisation make a difference for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).


Developed as part of the Diversity in Disability initiative of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW Department of Family and Community Services), this toolkit comprises a suite of exploratory resources on how to:

You can use these resources to think about how you can start to make a difference with creating a more inclusive future for people with disabilities from CALD backgrounds; and how you can bring your organisation, and its people, along for the journey.

There is no incorrect way to use these resources, and these resources are not designed to be a comprehensive, or conclusive resource on cultural competency.  These resources are designed to get you started.  

Cultural Diversity Competency Framework

These resources are based on the Cultural Diversity Competency Framework and are designed so that you can choose where you want to start and where you want to go. However, as you use them, think about what practical steps you can take within your organisation to begin the conversation to creating a more culturally inclusive future.

Find out more about the Cultural Diversity Competency Framework >


Learn about us

This toolkit was produced by a partnership between Ageing, Disability and Home Care (Department of Family and Community Services); Northcott (Project Lead); Beasley Intercultural; DiverseWerks; Georiography and Associates and Practical Visionaries.

Visit our about page to find out more about the project.


Cultural Competency in Disability Conference Platinum Sponsors

This Cultural Competency in Disability 2015 Conference was also held to support the Diversity in Disability initiative. We would like to acknowledge the following agencies for their platinum sponsorship of the Conference: