Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:00

Free online human rights education program now available for all local government and VPS staff

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is pleased to mark Human Rights Week with the launch of a free online education program about the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities for all staff in the Victorian Public Sector and local government. 

We can be proud that Victoria has taken a leadership role in protecting and promoting human rights.

Everyone working for a public authority has a part to play in embedding a human rights culture into our everyday work to ensure better outcomes for Victorian communities. 

All public authorities are required to apply the Charter in their day-to-day work.

As well as being a legal requirement, human rights are one of Victoria’s seven public sector values. It is essential that all VPS staff deepen their knowledge of the rights and responsibilities contained within the Charter.

Local councils are the closest tier of government to the community and they play a particularly important role in protecting and promoting the rights of the people they engage with and the communities they serve.

Making the Charter online education program a core part of training will help staff to continue building a workplace culture of human rights. Its key objective is to introduce audiences to the Charter and provide VPS and local government staff with a baseline awareness of their obligations.

The Commission has sent information to People and Culture representatives across the VPS and local government with details on how to register staff for the program.

Find out more about the Charter online education program or contact the Commission’s Education and Engagement team on [email protected] or call (03) 9032 3467.

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