This short course explores the skills and knowledge for communicating about gender equity to others. It considers the principles that sit behind effective gender equity communication as well as the power of language to contribute towards gender equality. It also examines what kind of resistance you might face when communicating about gender equity and supports you to manage this resistance when it occurs.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- define the principles that underpin effective gender equity communication
- identify how gender equity communication in the workplace can contribute to gender equity
- identify what resistance to gender equity looks like and how best to respond to it.
This short course has three modules followed by a final assessment:
- Module 1: Understanding gender equity communication
- Module 2: Communicating for change
- Module 3: Resistance to gender equity
Time and assessment
This short course will take approximately two hours to complete.
There are a number of practice activities at the end of each module to help you check your knowledge.
You will only be assessed at the end of the course. For this final assessment, you have an unlimited number of attempts, but you must score 80% to complete this course.
On completion of this short course a digital badge will be issued. A digital badge is an authenticated, online representation of the knowledge acquired and can be shared via a range of online platforms.
Why do this course
The 2015 Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence looked at the causes and issues of family violence. It revealed that family violence is a gendered crime, as 75% of victims are women. Gender inequality is at the core of violence against women and is a serious social issue in Australia. A number of new gender equity strategies and policies have been developed to address this issue.
Workplace gender equity is crucial for today’s workplace. Gender equality boosts productivity, innovation and performance in all industries. It improves workplace conditions and supports all employees to fully participate in the workforce and achieve their career aspirations.
Why do a Microcredential?
The Gender Equity Microcredentials are online credentials that have been developed by industry for industry, ensuring their relevance to the professional development needs of the emerging workforce contributing to gender equality in the workplace. The Microcredentials are suitable for any person whose work role requires them to have an understanding and awareness of gender equity in the workplace.