Online teaching and learning tools

MOOC: Cultural Competence - Aboriginal Sydney


At the heart of this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is the theme that Sydney always was and always will be Aboriginal Land, yet despite this often the Aboriginal presence, past and present, is invisible to non-Indigenous people. This course will provide students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge, experiences and understanding of Aboriginal Sydney whilst also developing cultural competence capabilities which will help them relate the key concepts to their own contexts.

Cultural Competence: Role of Leadership

In this video, Professor Yolanda T. Moses, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Competence and Vice-Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of California, Riverside discusses the importance of cultural competence and the University of Sydney's institutional commitment to advancing this agenda.

Cultural Competence Modules


The NCCC has designed five online modules for professional and academic staff and to help provide the skills necessary for our community to become open and inclusive. These modules are only available to University of Sydney staff members and students - for more information on our Modules, click here.

Kinship Module

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations map

The Kinship Module is an innovative, interactive learning tool providing an engaging overview of traditional Aboriginal Kinship structures. It can be used across all levels of teaching as well as by individuals in the initial stages of their cultural competence journey.

The Kinship Module was developed in response to a need for teaching tools which assist in developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge and improving cultural competence. The Kinship Module is based on an interactive face-to-face presentation developed by Lynette Riley – a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman and Lecturer for the Faculty of Education – to help people understand traditional Kinship structures and the impact of the breakdown of these structures through colonisation practices.

Find out more about the Kinship Module.