General enrolment programs

Our general enrolment programs offer individuals or small teams an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 or the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (the Charter) apply in their work, and develop skills to take back to the workplace. We aim to disrupt assumptions and challenge participants using realistic scenarios, current cases and best practice examples.

Our programs are a valuable opportunity to not only learn from content experts but also work with other organisations, share practices and develop useful networks.

In designing and delivering our programs, we draw on our significant functions under the Equal Opportunity Act, the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001. As such, the Commission is uniquely placed to provide authoritative programs.

All of our programs can be customised and delivered at your workplace. We tailor these programs to the specific needs of the workplace, incorporating corporate documents, policies and procedures into the sessions as well as workplace case studies the audience will connect with.

Please note: General enrolment sessions with less than five participants may be rescheduled or cancelled with at least one week's notice.

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Appropriate workplace behaviour: the Equal Opportunity Act for employees

Learn about discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation - what is and is not OK at work, why appropriate conduct at work is important and how to speak up about behaviour you are uncomfortable with or offended by.

This program addresses appropriate conduct in the workplace, encourages conversations about the benefits of respectful workplace behaviour, and helps establish a strong platform on which to build a healthy and inclusive workplace culture. It deals with preventing and responding to discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation, including what a bystander can do to about uncomfortable or offensive behaviour. 

This program is ideally suited to all employees.

Dates:

  • Monday 26 February 2018
  • Monday 21 May 2018
  • Thursday 13 September 2018

Cost: $396 inc. GST
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm (3 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

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Cultivating workplace behaviour: the Equal Opportunity Act for employers

Frontline leadership is the cornerstone of productive, inclusive, and non-discriminatory workplaces. This program will give leaders a practical understanding of their key role in creating and maintaining a respectful workplace culture and the business benefits that follow. It will explore actions that leaders can take to foster a participatory and inclusive workplace culture as a key preventative strategy.

The program also allows participants to practise skills in responding to inappropriate workplace behaviour.

This program is ideally suited to employers, managers and supervisors.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 20 March 2018
  • Thursday 21 June 2018
  • Monday 15 October 2018

Cost: $792 (inc. GST)
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm (6 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

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Sexual harassment in the workplace under the Equal Opportunity Act

This program breaks down what sexual harassment in the workplace is under the Equal Opportunity Act. It considers action that can be taken to build a positive, supportive work culture to prevent sexual harassment from happening. It also covers action to respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

This program is ideally suited to all employers and employees.

Dates:

  • Monday 23 April 2018
  • Thursday 14 June 2018
Cost: $396 inc. GST
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm (3 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

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Contact Officer essentials

This program equips Contact Officers with fundamental knowledge and skills to be a first point of contact in the workplace to provide confidential and impartial information to help their colleagues resolve workplace issues of unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying or victimisation. As such, they are an important part of an organisation’s risk management and equal opportunity compliance strategy.

This program is ideally suited to new Contact Officers.

Dates:

  • Friday 23 February 2018
  • Thursday 15 March 2018
  • Friday 18 May 2018
  • Tuesday 14 August 2018
  • Thursday 8 November 2018

Cost: $792 inc. GST
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm (6 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

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Contact Officer refresher course

Designed to ensure contact officers keep up-to-date and advance their practice, this course discusses developments in equal opportunity law and practice, and enables officers to debrief and learn from peers.

Contact officers are recommended to take this course every two years.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Thursday 12 July 2018
  • Tuesday 30 October 2018
Cost: $396 inc. GST
Time: 10am – 1pm (3 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

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The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities for local government

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities gives public authorities responsibilities to ensure human rights are protected and promoted in Victoria.

This program prepares and equips local government employees to apply the Charter in their day to day work. It will use practical tools to assist local government use the Charter as a decision-making framework in their workplace, including in service delivery.

This program is ideally suited to local government employees.

Dates:

  • Monday 30 April 2018
  • Thursday 23 August 2018

Cost: $396 inc. GST
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm (3 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

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The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities in public health

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities gives public authorities responsibilities to ensure human rights are protected and promoted in Victoria, including in the health sector.

This program is tailored to consider rights and obligations relevant to workers in the public health sector in order to prepare and equip them to apply the Charter in their day-to-day work. It will use practical tools and case studies to use the Charter as a decision-making framework in the workplace.

This program is ideally suited to public sector health workers.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 15 May 2018

Cost: $396 inc. GST
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm (3 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton

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