The department is committed to the inclusion of diversity and equity principles and practices across our workforce. By creating an inclusive workforce, where people are valued for their diverse culture, knowledge, skills and abilities, we will provide quality, considered and appropriate services to the Queensland community.
To assist in ensuring our workforce reflects the community that we serve, it is important for all staff to complete the strictly confidential, EEO Census form indicating identification with any of the following EEO groups:
The census can be completed in one of two ways:
All staff within the department are encouraged to support various awareness celebrations which recognise the economic, political and social achievements of EEO groups. These include the following events:
8th March International Women's Day - "Queensland women - Building Connections"
21st March Harmony Day - "Many Stories - One Australia"
27th May - 3rd June Reconciliation Week - Theme to be advised
7th - 14th July NAIDOC Week - "We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963"
8th - 14th September Disability Action Week - Theme to be advised
The online Diversity Training Program has been designed to provide staff with an introduction to cultural awareness and to develop an understanding of EEO groups. This professional development opportunity has been aligned with the Professional Standards for Teachers and the Capability Leadership Framework.
The program consists of 5 courses. Each course is broken down into a series of contemporary and interactive modules as follows:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness
Women in leadership
(including Australian South Sea Islander cultural awareness)
All courses are complimented by extensive resources for ongoing learning however, staff are encouraged to seek in-depth cultural awareness training opportunities.
Registration is free and open to all Department of Education, Training and Employment staff through the following locations:
Learning Place - To register for access staff should go to the Diversity Training Program on the Learning Place. If you experience difficulties registering please contact the Learning Place via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My.TAFE - To register for the Diversity Training Program you will need to visit the 'Staff Support Site' on my.TAFE, click on the 'Corporate Training' button, and then click on the 'Diversity Training' link. If you have any issues accessing My.TAFE please contact the Institute Administrator in your Institute.
Workforce diversity and equity practices are supported by a number of directives and departmental procedural policy, including but not limited to, the following:
This page was last reviewed on 10 May 2012