Diversity Awareness Training - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Diversity Awareness Training

30 Jul 2021

USC is committed to creating a work and study environment that values the rich diversity of its students. USC works to facilitate equitable access for those from disadvantaged backgrounds or who are underrepresented, and in which all members of the University community take personal responsibility in working towards eliminating discriminatory practices.

During August and September, the Queensland Human Rights Commission and Queensland Council for LGBTIQ Health are delivering workshops designed to broaden your knowledge of aspects of Diversity and Inclusion and to enhance your professional practice. The workshops will be delivered online via Zoom on various days between Tuesday 10 August and Wednesday 8 September.

The 2-hour online workshops include: 

Sexuality and gender identity awareness

Tuesday 10 August, 10am–12noon and Thursday 12, August 1–3pm

The Queensland Council for LGBTIQ Health is also delivering a workshop on Sexuality and Gender Identity Awareness "Becoming a USC Ally". You will learn about:

  • LGBTIQ terminology,
  • sexual orientation and gender identity,
  • myths, values, and stereotypes associated with LGBTIQ, and
  • factors that make it difficult for LGBTIQ students and staff.
Unconscious bias

Tuesday 24 August, 12noon–2pm and Wednesday 8 September, 10am–12noon

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, and how much it can affect decision making. Participants will develop methods to identify and counteract unconscious bias.

Gender identity and discrimination

Friday 27 August, 10am–12noon and Monday 6 September, 12noon–2pm

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of gender identity as defined by the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 and the protections provided by the Act for Transgender and Gender Diverse people.

Registration info

To register, login to Student Hub, select the workshop and click the green "Book" button.

Got questions?

Contact Diversity@usc.edu.au.