Training Modules

Gender Equality in the Workplace

This training introduces the key concept of gender equality and its impact on the workplace. It explores gender, gender inequality, the links between gender inequality and violence against women, including sexual harassment, and outlines workplace strategies to promote gender equality. This evidence-based training is shaped by Victorian and national gender equality policy, frameworks and legislation. It is suitable for a broad audience from all levels of the workplace, such as managers, human resources or policy and program staff. It also supports staff who are preparing to implement the Our Watch ‘Workplace Equality and Respect Standards’ or the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020.

Gender Impact Assessment

This training builds the capacity of staff to apply a Gender Impact Assessment to policies, programs and services. It explores the impact of gender on health, safety and wellbeing and gives participants the skills to examine the implications of their work on women, men and gender diverse people.Tools and frameworks for applying a Gender Impact Assessment are introduced and participants are supported to put these into practice.This training is relevant for a broad range of professionals, particularly staff who are responsible for the design and delivery of programs, services, strategy and policy, and supports staff to meet the requirements of the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020.

Gender Equality in the Early Years

This training supports staff to promote gender equality in early years settings. It highlights the gendered nature of children’s lives, and the role that programs and services can play in challenging harmful gender norms and promoting equality from a young age. This evidence-based training has a strong focus on gender stereotypes, the limitations they place on children and how they drive violence against women in the wider community. It provides tools and resources and is aligned with childhood learning and development frameworks. This session is suitable for early years educators, playgroup facilitators, and any staff who work with young children.

To arrange WHIN to deliver any of these training modules, contact the Health Promotion Team on

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Preventing Violence against Women

This training presents how society can prevent violence against women from occurring by addressing the underlying causes. This evidence-based, core module covers the prevalence and impacts of violence against women, the link to gender inequality and the gendered drivers of violence, and the key actions that individuals and organisations can take to prevent violence against women. It introduces useful resources and Victorian and national frameworks, including Change the Story. This session is designed for a broad audience. It also supports staff who are preparing to implement the Our Watch Workplace Equality and Respect Standards or the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020.

Note: this training is focused on primary prevention, not responding to incidents of violence.

Active Bystander in the Workplace

This training supports organisations to create safe, inclusive and gender-equitable workplace cultures that prevent violence against women. It builds staff knowledge and confidence to be ‘active bystanders’ by speaking up when they see or hear gender discrimination and sexism in the workplace. Participants learn and practice a range of actions applying the ‘WHIN Workplace Bystander Tool’ to real-life scenarios. This training also covers strategies to manage resistance to gender equality work. This session is suitable for all audiences.

Note: the ‘Preventing Violence Against Women’ module is a pre-requisite for Active Bystander Training and is usually delivered in a two-part series.

*Active Bystander Training can also be delivered with a community focus (rather than workplace) exploring actions people can take to address sexism in their everyday lives.

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Responding to Family Violence

WHIN delivers training on ‘Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Victim Survivors’, and ‘Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators’ via the Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) Team.

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