Gender inequality is a recognised social issue in Australia and identified as a key driver of gendered violence.
To address this, governments have developed and implemented national, state, territory and local strategies that require cultural, social and organisational change.
The Course in Gender Equity consists of three modules that will enable you to apply, promote and support gender equity in the workplace. The overarching themes are developing and applying a gender lens, promoting gender equity within a work context, and undertaking gender equity work.
Learn techniques to apply, promote and support gender equity in the workplace.
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to apply, promote and support gender equity in the workplace.
Australia's first accredited gender equity qualification to meet organisational requirements.
This is Australia's first accredited gender equity qualification, and is designed to prepare individuals and organisations to undertake gender equity work and meet the requirements for organisations outlined in the Gender Equality Act 2020 for Victorian public sector, universities and local councils, and for the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 for relevant public employers in Australia.
This qualification is includes self-paced learning activities and face-to-face workshops for demonstration of skill.
You will undertake assessments focusing on knowledge and theory, project work incorporating undertaking gender assessment, and developing, implementing and monitoring a gender strategy, policy and practice in the workplace.
Throughout this qualification, students can expect:
The program is designed with three modules:
Choose your own depth of learning by taking all three modules, completing two modules, or just Module 1 (you must complete Module 1 to undertake Modules 2 or 3).
You can exit on completion of Module 1 or continue your study with Module 2 and/or Module 3.
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
Gender equity is an ethical imperative and a legal issue.
Expertise in this area is highly valued as organisations move from a compliance-based approach to a transformational one to achieve gender equality in the workplace.
Organisations from a range of industries acknowledge the improvement in workplace performance when gender equity is understood and practiced by the whole team.
Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.
As part of the Free at TAFE initiative, the Victorian Government is currently waiving course fees for select skill sets. Students who are assessed as eligible for a Government subsidised place will not be charged a tuition fee.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.