Equity and Diversity works in partnership with the faculties, Human Resources Division and other areas to further develop and implement gender equity strategies. The focus is on three key areas:
- Employment practices – ensuring employment policies and practices are inclusive by reducing barriers and strengthening career opportunities for women
- Workplace culture – developing gender inclusive workplaces, fair and equitable organisational structures, and heightened awareness of gender equity in decision making
- Leadership and management – ensuring gender equity initiatives are championed by senior leaders.
View the Deakin University Gender Equity Plan 2012–2015 (staff only).
Equity and Diversity also coordinates special projects and campaigns related to gender equity, including the university-wide End violence against women campaign.
Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
Deakin University was awarded the inaugural 'Employer of Choice for Gender Equality' citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on 12 November 2014.
Awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), the 'Employer of Choice for Gender Equality' citation recognises the University's sustained efforts to improve employment outcomes for women.
Deakin has a longstanding commitment to valuing diversity, enabling access and promoting inclusion.