Resources for multicultural workers


The Northern Health Advance Care Planning program in Melbourne

This service has developed an approach to advance care planning that is easy to use with all patients, including those from CALD backgrounds. ‘Advance Care Planning in 3-steps’ focuses on appointing a suitable substitute decision-maker and encouraging discussion and decision-making in a way that is appropriate for that patient’s cultural background and beliefs. Information in English and in other languages on advance care planning is available as links on their website.

Planning ahead train-the-trainer program for bilingual community educators

This program – developed by the Bankstown Area Multicultural Network and the South Western Sydney Local Health District – consists of three community education sessions covering issues such as Wills, Powers of Attorney and healthcare decision-making. It’s intended to be presented by bilingual community educators, bilingual workers or professionals within each CALD community. For further information, contact Yvonne Santalucia, Multicultural Aged Equity Officer, at

Centre for Cultural Diversity and Ageing

This Centre has a comprehensive range of information and resources related to working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Aboriginal health workers