Women’s Health East provides specialist training to build the capability of individuals, organisations and communities around: 

 We can design and tailor training based on the needs of your organisation or community; integrate your internal workplace resources into our training packages; and offer regional solutions for organisations, defined entities and communities within Melbourne’s east. 

 We offer engaging online and in-person delivery.  

 We also hold semi-regular open training sessions designed for a broad audience. Contact us to find out about the next open delivery dates. 

 Contact us at health@whe.org.au to discuss your training needs. 

 Advancing gender equality and the Gender Equality Act 2020  

Implementing the Gender Equality Act  

This half-day training covers the basics of the Gender Equality Act 2020 (the Act). Designed for participants who are new to the Act, this session builds understanding and confidence in how to advance organisational gender equality in compliance with the Act. Topics include the context, theory and evidence that underpins the Act, defining and assessing organisational readiness, strategies to identify and manage resistance, and developing messaging for gender equality. This session provides a clear overview of the breadth of defined entities’ obligations under the Act. 

 Introduction to gender impact assessments  

Designed for participants who are responsible for leading or contributing to the development of gender impact assessments (GIAs), this half or full day training supports participants to understand the theory and context that underpins GIAs. This training highlights how policies, programs and services can have different impacts on people of different genders and intersectional attributes. This training offers foundational knowledge about intersectional gender impact assessments, including their purpose, intended outcomes and the requirements to undertake gender impact assessments under the Gender Equality Act 2020, and it introduces participants to the Commission’s Gender Impact Assessment Toolkit. Development of this theoretical understanding is a precursor to the ‘Applied Practice: Gender impact assessments in your organisation’ session. 

 Applied practice: Gender impact assessments in your organisation  

Designed for participants who are responsible for leading or contributing to the development of gender impact assessments (GIAs), this half or full day training builds on ‘Introduction to gender impact assessments’. This practical session supports participants to undertake an intersectional gender analysis on one of their organisation’s policies, programs or services or on a selected case study. This session guides participants through the four steps involved in conducting a GIA in line with the Commission’s Gender Impact Assessment Toolkit, supporting participants to build their capabilities and practical understandings of the full GIA process. This session also increases participants’ capability to embed GIAs into existing organisational processes and build organisational readiness.  

Preventing violence against women 

Active Bystander  

This training is designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to identify and respond to instances of sexism and disrespect towards women, as well as other compounding forms of discrimination, such as racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia. In this session, participants will learn practical strategies to be an active bystander and will build confidence to challenge a range of discriminatory and disrespectful attitudes and behaviours. Participants will also build an understanding of the gendered nature of violence and how being an active bystander can promote equal, respectful communities and contribute to the prevention of violence against women.  

Active bystander training is delivered and adapted to a broad range of settings, such as workplaces, public service sector organisations, community groups, and sport and recreation clubs. Session durations are typically 2.5 – 4 hours depending on the requirements of the organisation. 

 Putting the Prevention of Violence Against Women into Practice  

Delivered either as a full-day or two half-day sessions, this training is relevant for a broad range of participants working, or interested in, the primary prevention of violence against women. Informed by the latest evidence, national frameworks and best practice examples, this training unpacks the prevalence, impacts and gendered drivers of violence against women. Using a practical approach, this training builds the capability of participants to plan and implement their own activities that aim to prevent violence against women and apply an intersectional approach to primary prevention work. 

 Prevention of Violence Against Women 101 

This half-day training is designed for participants who are new to the prevention of violence against women. Informed by the latest evidence and national frameworks, this session introduces foundational information about gender equity and violence against women, the gendered drivers of violence against women and some key prevention actions that individuals and organisations can take.  

 Workplace Equality and Respect: Organisational Change for Gender Equality  

This four-part training package aims to equip workplaces with the knowledge, skills, and tools to build a more gender-equitable organisation. The package also supports organisations to implement the ‘Workplace Equality and Respect Standards’ developed by Our Watch, which is a framework for organisations to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. Each of the four sessions supports a different audience (key implementation staff, executives and senior leaders, managers, and all staff) to understand the specific role they can play in contributing to workplace gender equality and respect. 

 Please note: our prevention of violence against women training is not about how to respond to the disclosure or perpetration of violence. Rather, it focuses on how to change the underlying norms, practices and structures in society that drive violence against women.   

Improving women’s sexual and reproductive health 

We offer bespoke workshops and seminars for organisations and community groups around improving women’s sexual and reproductive health, including content adapted and delivered by our bicultural workers who speak Hakha Chin and Mandarin. Contact us at health@whe.org.au to discuss your requirements.