Introduction to Disability Awareness

Disability Awareness Training  describes the legislative framework supporting people with disability in Australia and aims to provide an overall understanding of why disability inclusion is important in the workplace. It also provides an insight into the challenges faced by people with disability and practical strategies to create awareness about the lived experiences of students and staff with disability.  Details are on TrainMe, and students can email the Student Equity and Disability Support Team to find out about study support and adjustments.

Old Law Quad with steps at University of Melbourne Parkville Campus
Hundreds of University staff and students in pride flags at Midsumma Festival

LGBTIQA+ awareness briefings and ally training

The University of Melbourne offers Pride in Diversity endorsed LGBTIQA+ awareness briefings and ally training.

The aim of awareness briefings is to provide participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTIQA+ workplace inclusion is important to an organisation as well as to provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBTIQA+ employees and provide awareness on the impact that a culture has on the lived experiences of its employees.

Staff can find session details on TrainMe, and students can email the Pride in Action Network Committee to register their interest. More information

Dixon Patten's artwork

Indigenous Cultural Competency Workshop

This three-and-a-half hour workshop focuses on supporting the development of cultural competencies in non-Indigenous members of the Faculty. Topics covered include traditional Aboriginal cultures, past Government policies that have affected Aboriginal peoples, and how these still affect people today, statistics affecting Aboriginal peoples today and cultural protocols for engagement.

For more information, please contact the People and Culture team

About the artist and the artwork
Dixon Patten is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man who has family bloodlines from Dhudhuroa, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri, Yuin, Wemba Wemba, Barapa Barapa and Monaro. He has worked with the University on its Cultural Awareness Training program and other projects.