Asia skills: Australian stories
What are Asia skills?
Asia skills enable Australians to live and work effectively in Asia and with people from the Asia region. Asia skills encompass three broad areas:
Knowledge about another culture is fundamental to operating successfully in that country such as the environment, history, culture and customs and practical living requirements.
To benefit from cross-cultural understanding, several key attributes are required such as sensitivity and willingness to learn, self-awareness and analytical and communication skills.
Skills in using the local language
Relevant verbal and written communication skills open a new range of possibilities for interaction, and for learning, understanding and appreciation of different cultures.