UQ has a diverse community, which is one of our greatest strengths. All staff are encouraged to complete the SBS Inclusion Online Modules to help build inclusive and collaborative environments for our community.

These training modules:

  • build workplace capability around diversity and inclusion, and
  • provide staff with the skills and knowledge to create inclusive work and study environments for our community.

To access the training modules, enrol through Learn.UQ (Blackboard).

Who should complete the training

All staff are encouraged to complete the training modules. It is particularly recommended for:

  • staff who interact with students
  • supervisors and managers
  • members of Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committees (EDICs)

Modules

You can complete the modules in any order.

Appropriate Workplace Behaviour (Mandatory)

Mandatory for all UQ Staff 

The UQ Appropriate Workplace Behaviour course explains the types of behaviours that are not conducive to a respectful and inclusive workplace and details the impacts of these behaviours. 
After completing this module, you will be able to: 

  • Understand what bullying, discrimination, and harassment are 
  • Identify and respond appropriately to incidences of bullying, discrimination, harassment 
  • Understand the concepts of confidentiality, power dynamics, academic freedom, freedom of speech and duty of care 
  • Learn/review the complaint procedures at UQ 
  • Understand how to get support at UQ if you have experienced or witnessed inappropriate behaviour 

Key Themes

  • Bullying, harassment, and discrimination 
  • Academic freedom 
  • Freedom of speech 
  • Vilification 
  • Victimisation 
  • Reasonable management action 
  • Vicarious liability 
  • Personal Liability 
  • Power imbalance and power dynamics 
  • Duty of care 
  • Diversity and inclusion 
  • Equity and equality 
     

Start the Appropriate Workplace Behaviour Inclusion training module (staff login required) 
 

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Age

The Age course is designed to highlight the widespread age-related discriminatory practices that are prevalent today.  

After completing this module, you will possess: 

  • An awareness of the age demographic changes occurring in society   
  • Awareness of age discrimination and its impacts on individuals and organisations 
  • Improved knowledge of assumptions people makes about older and younger workers 
  • Knowledge of how organisations can effectively manage a multi-generational workforce 

Key Themes

  • Diversity 
  • Inclusion 
  • Age 
  • Barriers to employment 
  • Ageism 

Start the Age Inclusion training module (staff login required) 
 

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Core Inclusion

The Core Inclusion module is designed to improve understanding of inclusion, and the principles guiding right conditions for every individual to achieve their full potential.

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • utilise core inclusion skills
  • incorporate diversity and intersectionality into your people skills
  • understand the impact of universal and inclusive design on inclusion.

Key themes

  • The ‘why?’ of inclusion
  • Unconscious bias
  • Discrimination legislation
  • Building an inclusive organisation
  • Flexibility
  • Inclusive design

Start the Core Inclusion training module (staff login required)

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Culture

The Culture module is designed to improve understanding of culture, and the various hindrances and biases that exist.

By completing this module, you will:

  • gain knowledge about the impact of culture on all aspects of behaviour
  • understand the various stages of cultural adaptation
  • be able to successfully communicate cross-culturally.

Key themes

  • The ‘why?’ of cultural inclusion
  • Cultural differences and similarities
  • Practical cultural communication
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Cultural adaptation
  • Australia by the numbers

Start the Culture training module (staff login required)

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Disability

The Disability course is designed to improve your understanding of disability in all its guises and to show how employment options for people with disability can be improved and embraced. 
By completing this module, you will possess: 

  • Knowledge of best practices to foster inclusion of disability in the workplace 
  • An understanding of how employing people with disability is good for the bottom line 
  • An understanding of barriers in the workplace preventing the inclusion of people with disability 

 Key themes 

  • Diversity 
  • Inclusion 
  • Disability 
  • Impacts on mental illness 
  • Barriers to employment 
  • Neurodiversity 

 

Start the Disability training module (staff login required) 
 

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Gender

The Gender module is designed to improve understanding of gender equality and the various hindrances and biases that exist.

After completing this module you will possess:

  • improved knowledge of the dynamics of gender equality
  • tools to move forward and contribute to gender equality in the workplace.

Key themes

  • The ‘why?’ of gender equality
  • The gender pay gap
  • Everyday sexism
  • Recruitment and promotions
  • Flexibility
  • Sexual harassment
  • Domestic violence
  • Women in leadership

Start the Gender training module (staff login required)

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LGBTIQA+

The LGBTIQ+ course is designed to improve your understanding of the LGBTIQ+ community. It also provides tools to apply your knowledge to promote a fairer, more LGBTIQ+ inclusive society. 
After completing this module, you will have: 

  • Improved knowledge of the LGBTIQ+ community 
  • The ability to identify some key terminology used to describe the LGBTIQ+ community, plus identify unhelpful and harmful language 
  • An understanding of the importance and possibilities of allies 

Key themes 

  • Diversity & inclusion 
  • Allyship in the workplace 
  • Homophobia in the workplace 
  • The LGBTQIA+ and the queer community 

Start the LGBTIQ+ training module (staff login required) 

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