Each short course within this bundle has been developed to build the knowledge and skills required to create equality for women, men and gender diverse people in the workplace.
On completion of the full bundle of short courses you will be able to:
- Recognise forms of family violence and violence against women and identify gendered drivers of violence against women
- Interpret family violence data and understand everyone’s role in prevention, including the tools for taking bystander action
- Define and recognise the gendered nature of sexual harassment and identify the underlying drivers of sexual harassment
- Understand and recognise your rights in the workplace and be able to apply strategies to prevent sexual harassment
- Describe the role gender plays in workplace inequality
- Develop strategies to address barriers to, and create opportunities for, gender equality in the workplace
- Identify benefits of promoting gender equity in the workplace and recognise ways to to do that work
- Identify tools that support gender equality in the workplace
- Explain the compounding impact of gender and intersectional inequality and discrimination, and the correlation between gender and health
- Identify gendered norms and structures and articulate benefits of different gendered approaches to addressing these
- Apply critical thinking with a gender equity lens
- Conduct a gender analysis for solutions on gender inequity
Each short course has a number of modules followed by a final assessment, the short courses cover:
1. Bystander action in the workplace (2.5 hours)
- Module 1: Understanding violence against women
- Module 2: Causes of violence against women
- Module 3: Taking bystander action
- Module 4: How to be an active bystander
2. Understanding & addressing sexual harassment in the workplace (1.5 hours)
- Module 1: What is sexual harassment
- Module 2: Causes of sexual harassment
- Module 3: Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace
3. Gender equal workplace (3 hours)
- Module 1: Gender equality is a workplace issue
- Module 2: How gender equality persists in the workplace
- Module 3: Why does gender equality persist in the workplace
- Module 4: Ways to promote gender equality in the workplace
4. Gender equity in action (1.5 hours)
- Module 1: Why gender equity?
- Module 2: Gender equitable approaches
- Module 3: Putting gender equity in action
Time and assessment
Each short course within the bundle will take between 1.5 and 3 hours to complete.
Within each short course there are a number of practice activities at the end of each module to help you check your knowledge.
You will be assessed at the end of each individual course within the bundle, you have an unlimited number of attempts on each final assessment, but you must score 80% in the final assessment to complete each course.
On completion of each 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 bundle?
Gender inequality, violence against women and family violence are prevalent in our communities. 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. When Australian workforces are trained in recognizing the gendered nature of violence, why violence occurs in our society and what practical strategies they can use in the workplace to take action to prevent violence against women and address it when it occurs then we will be able to create true equality for women, men and gender diverse people in the workplace.
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.
Completing the short courses within the Workplace Equality Bundle is the first step towards making this a reality.
Why do a Microcredential?
The Workplace Equality Microcredentials are online short courses that have been developed by industry for industry, ensuring their relevance to the professional development needs of the emerging workforce contributing to gender equality and prevention of violence against women in the workplace. The Microcredentials are suitable for any person whose work role requires them to have an understanding and awareness of gender equality and prevention of violence against women in the workplace.
These courses were originally developed in 2018 in conjunction with RMIT University.