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.
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
Staff-only online training
A non-exhaustive list of Diversity and Inclusion-related sessions available through TrainMe for University of Melbourne staff.
Managing Unconscious Bias
Unconscious bias can lead to discrimination, which is not tolerated in the workplace. This course has been developed to help us understand what unconscious bias is and how we can actively address it.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – Supporting Students
This Blended Online MHFA course is suitable for staff wanting to learn more about common mental illnesses, practise applying mental health first aid skills, and better support students experiencing mental health problems.
Mental Health First Aid Training for Staff
Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offer a range of mental health training for staff, including a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course and Tailored Mental Health Training.
Crafting a Career Interruption with Impact
Web Accessibility Training
This 3 hour course examines the ways people with disability use the University of Melbourne web site, the problems they face, and what we can do to help.
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.