Forum: Teaching a Course in Gender Equity

  • Fri, May 03, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Women’s Health Victoria, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne

A Unique Opportunity to Shape Gender in Australian Education

Women’s Health Victoria and partners are hosting a forum to explore how a new accredited Course in Gender Equity can be taught and assessed to optimise the transition from the classroom to the workplace.

The landmark course will comprise a set of nationally accredited gender equity units intended to form part of a broad range of existing vocational education (VET) training packages. It aims to equip workforces across Australia with the skills and knowledge for applying a gender lens in their work and in their workplaces.

With the roll out of Victorian Gender Equity and Prevention of Violence Against Women public policy, job opportunities in this sector are expected to increase. For this reason, we are seeking input from experienced educators and vocational training specialists to ensure the units are well-positioned for take up within the VET sector.

The forum will also launch preliminary findings of research being conducted by Monash University as part of the project, which looks at the alignment of capability-based pedagogical approaches and feminist frameworks for teaching gender equity in the VET sector.


  • Introduction and background to the course.
  • Preliminary research findings: Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Gender Equity (Monash) 
  • Small group discussion: Teaching and Assessing a course in Gender Equity

Lunch will be provided.

Please click the register button above to RSVP by COB Friday 26 April. Use the registration form to advise if you have any dietary needs or accessibility requirements.

Please RSVP by COB Friday 26 April 2019.

The project partners would like to acknowledge the Victorian Department of Education and Training who is supporting the project under the Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF).

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