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 fewer than five participants may be rescheduled or cancelled with at least one week's notice.

For more information please call us on (03) 9032 3467 or email education@veohrc.vic.gov.au.

You can also join our mailing list for calendar and training updates to receive a monthly update on upcoming sessions.

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:

  • Tuesday 3 March
  • Thursday 28 May
  • Tuesday 6 October

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

Achieving workplace equality: the Equal Opportunity Act for industrial staff and union delegates

Learn about discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation, and how the Equal Opportunity Act (2010) helps build workplace equality.

This full day workshop will provide Union delegates and Industrial staff with greater confidence to identify unlawful behaviours and take action to address them, through the Commission's conciliation services and other functions.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify unlawful conduct: discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation, and the requirement to take reasonable precautions to prevent this conduct under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
  • Understand how Victorian equal opportunity law interacts with other key laws and legal processes that address workplace equality issues.
  • How to take effective action within your organisation to prevent and respond to unlawful behaviours in the workplace
  • Understand external complaint making options and how the Commission's conciliation process works,
  • Identify a range of remedies and outcomes available under the law, and other key Commission functions.

This program is specifically designed for industrial advocates, organisers and union delegates/ representatives

Dates:

  • Tuesday 25 February
  • Thursday 27 August

Cost: Free
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Training Rooms, Level 3, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton

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:

  • Tuesday 21 April
  • Thursday 10 September

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

Workshop: Trans and gender diverse inclusion in sport

This workshop, delivered in partnership with Proud2Play, promotes respectful interaction between athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators when engaging with trans and gender diverse people. It will also:

  • introduce participants to the need for trans and gender diverse inclusion in sport
  • give practical and theoretical insights into gender diversity
  • prepare those working in sport, across all levels, to promote and enable trans and gender diverse inclusion
  • support you in complying with Victoria’s anti-discrimination laws.

This program is ideally suited for members of sporting organisations and clubs, and those working in the diversity and inclusion field.

Cost: $440 inc. GST (20% discount for not-for-profit organisations | FREE to representatives of non-professional sporting clubs.

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm (4 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton

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To express your interest in this workshop please email education@veohrc.vic.gov.au

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:

  • Wednesday 26 February
  • Thursday 14 May
  • Tuesday 11 August
  • Thursday 19 November

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 16 June
  • Thursday 15 Oct
Cost: $396 inc. GST
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm (3 hours)
Location: Level 3, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton

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