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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:

Background knowledge

Knowledge about another culture is fundamental to operating successfully in that country such as the environment, history, culture and customs and practical living requirements.

Intercultural competence

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.

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Images: The Petronas Towers by Nicholas Masters (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0); AEF

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