LGBTIQ+ training

Deakin runs LGBTIQ+ Awareness and Ally training sessions for staff and students. Diversity and Inclusion also run staff training sessions on related issues: Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Inclusion, Leading Equal Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Refresher. View Diversity and Inclusion training (staff only)

LGBTIQ+ Awareness training

Course overview

Participants will learn about:

  • the LGBTIQ+ acronym
  • articulating the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation
  • the importance and use of non-binary language and its application within Deakin
  • heteronormative and gender binary assumptions around sex and gender
  • identifying the impacts of positive and negative cues within the University context
  • Deakin’s LGBTIQ+ Plan 2017–2020, the Deakin LGBTIQ+ Community, and positive changes ahead
  • the work being undertaken in inclusive curriculum and effective ways to represent and support the LGBTIQ+ community within Deakin.

Audience: All staff and students are welcome. No prior knowledge is required.

Duration: The course runs for two hours.

Professional development: The training is recognised as part of staff professional development and will be recorded in Deakin Achieve.

Upcoming dates

No courses are currently scheduled but please email lgbtiq@deakin.edu.au to express your interest.


LGBTIQ+ Ally training

Course overview

A Deakin Ally advocates and aims to create a safe environment for LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning) staff and students by supporting the LGBTIQ+ University services available for this community and being a point of reference when a member of the LGBTIQ+ community requires assistance or support.

This course unpacks the responsibilities of an Ally including understanding the LGBTIQ+ acronym and the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. It addresses the importance of role modelling the use of non-discriminatory language and behaviour, builds knowledge on Deakin LGBTIQ+ inclusive policies, state and federal legislation and facilitating a safe space where LGBTIQ+ staff and students can seek support, information and referral.

Audience: Any Deakin member of staff can become an Ally, whether you identify as LGBTIQ+ or not.. You must be committed to becoming a Deakin Ally and supporting the Deakin LGBTIQ+ community.

Duration: The course runs for five hours.

Professional development: The training is recognised as part of staff professional development and will be recorded in Deakin Achieve.

Upcoming dates

Mon 22nd July, 10am-3:30pm – Deakin Downtown

Mon 19th August, 10am-3:30pm – Geelong Waurn Ponds Estate

Lunch is included - please advise of any dietary requirements.

Who can attend?

All staff who are willing to support the Deakin LGBTIQ+ community are welcome to attend Ally training.

How do I enrol?

  1. Log into Deakin Sync
  2. Go to DeakinPeople
  3. Select the Training tile
  4. Select Request Training enrolment
  5. For “LGBTIQ+ Ally training”, select Search by Course Name, Input “LGBTIQ” then Search
  6. View Available Sessions
  7. Select the session outlined above and enrol.
  8. Your manager will need to approve this training request.

For any queries, please email lgbtiq@deakin.edu.au

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