We have developed a range of online education programs addressing rights and obligations under equal opportunity and human rights laws. Our online programs build general awareness of human rights and discrimination in workplaces. Our programs are designed to be used as part of a blended learning approach with face-to-face education to apply rights and obligations in practice within an organisation.
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities online education program
We can be proud that Victoria has taken a leadership role in protecting and promoting human rights. Everyone working for a public authority has a part to play in embedding a human rights culture into our everyday work to ensure better outcomes for Victorian communities.
If you are a VPS or local government staff member, you have obligations under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (the Charter). Human Rights are also a VPS value and component of a best practice Council Staff Code of Conduct, and there is an expectation that you understand the Charter as part of your role.
Our online education program introduces you to the Charter and your obligations, and develops your awareness of the benefits of embedding a culture of human rights in your work.
The six modules cover:
- An overview of the Charter
- Protected rights and obligations under the Charter
- What it means to build a culture of human rights in Victoria
- Complaints and remedies
- The legislative process
- Courts and tribunals
Modules 1–3 are recommended for all public authority staff. Modules 4–6 are suited to managers, legal and policy officers.