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: All staff and students are welcome to attend Ally training but some prior knowlege is required - LGBTIQ+ Awareness training or similar knowledge. 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

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

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