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.
This qualification is delivered via blended mode, with online facilitated sessions and self-paced learning activities, and face-to-face workshops for demonstration of skill.
You will undetake 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:
- weekly one-hour facilitated online sessions
- fortnightly full day workshops
- self-paced learning and activities online.
The program is designed with three modules:
- Module 1: Developing and applying a gender lens (7 weeks)
- Module 2: Promoting gender equity within a work context (10 weeks)
- Module 3: Undertaking gender equity work (9 weeks)
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).
- Module 1: Developing and applying a gender lens
- VU22770 Develop a gender lens to support gender equity work – Understand gender equity values and requirements.
- VU22771 Apply a gender lens to own work role – Identify ways to better contribute to gender equity.
You can exit on completion of Module 1 or continue your study with Module 2 and/or Module 3.
- Module 2: Promoting gender equity within a work context
- VU22772 Communicate effectively with gender equity stakeholders – Develop and communicate gender equity key messages.
- VU22773 Establish support for gender equity work – Engage different stakeholders to support gender equity work.
- VU22774 Explore gender equity policy and practice in the workplace – Identify gender inequity in organisational policies and practices.
- Module 3: Undertaking gender equity work
- VU22775 Undertake a gender assessment within a work context – Determine the gender-responsiveness of a policy, program, service, or project.
- VU22776 Develop gender equity strategies – Develop strategies that contribute to gender equity in a work context.
- VU22777 Implement and monitor gender equity strategies – Build strategies to achieve successful gender equity outcomes in a work context.
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Program code: C0048
National curriculum code: 22521VIC
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.
Next Intake to commence in February 2022 - dates to be confirmed.
Free at TAFE
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.
- 2022 government subsidised place: Free
- 2022 full-fee place: AU$5,500
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
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.
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).
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 2022 is $315.
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.