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Workplace equality: the Equal Opportunity Act for unions and industrial advocates

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This full-day workshop will provide union delegates and industrial staff with greater confidence to identify unlawful behaviours and take action to address them, including through the Commission’s dispute resolution service and other functions. Learn about discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation and how the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 helps build workplace equality.


Industrial advocates, organisers and union delegates/representatives

Thursday 30 March 2023
Tuesday 22 August 2023


Five hours (with a one hour break)

This course is free to attend however registration is required

Key learning objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • identify unlawful conduct: discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation, and the requirement to take reasonable precautions to prevent this conduct under the Equal Opportunity Act
  • understand how Victorian equal opportunity law interacts with other key laws and legal processes that address workplace equality issues.
  • take effective action to prevent and respond to unlawful behaviours in the workplace
  • use external complaint making options and the Commission’s dispute resolution service
  • identify a range of remedies and outcomes available under the law, and other key Commission functions.


Delivery mode
Live online via Zoom

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We are the experts in Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (2006)the Equal Opportunity Act (2010) and the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act (2021).

Our courses can help you and your organisation develop, adopt and drive leading practice on equal opportunity and human rights, and prevent discrimination.

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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledge we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We also work remotely and serve communities on the lands of other Traditional Custodians.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.