CHCEDS312A - Work with Diversity in the Education Environment


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13 weeks

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Domestic student fee:

$220.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$470.00 (AUD)


This unit describes the knowledge and skills required for individuals without supervisory responsibilities to work effectively with diversity.

It includes recognising and valuing individual differences and working effectively with diverse clients and colleagues.

Enrolment Restriction

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Special Requirements

  • Broadband access


  • Assessments — Workbook (100%)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. recognise and value individual differences
  2. work effectively with diverse students and colleagues.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Explore diversity to identify attributes that may be of benefit tot he school and its community
2Assist colleagues to acknowledge and use their diverse attributes to contribute to work teams, educational outcomes and delivery of services
3Use work practices that are inclusive and benefit educational outcomes, community relationships and the work environment
4Identify and respond to student diversity in accordance with legislation, policy and guidelines
5Develop and use a range of communication styles to respect and reflect the diversity of the school
6Comply with the requirements of legislation, policies and guidelines relating to workplace diversity
7Seek and act upon feedback from colleagues and supervisors to continuously improve personal effectiveness in working with diversity

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Standard Media
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

Relevant Courses

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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