This toolkit has been devised to support the teaching and learning of gender equity units of competency. It draws on an applied research report Supporting gender equity education: a research project to inform gender equity units (Clemans, Subban, Gleeson & Komarzynski, 2019) that informed the design of the units of competency. It translates the key ideas from this research and highlights practical things to consider and do in preparation for teaching gender equity units of competency.
With the investment and impetus in Victoria following the release of both Safe and Strong, Victoria’s gender equality strategy, and Free from Violence, Victoria’s prevention strategy, there is significant need to expand the gender equity and PVAW (Prevention of Violence Against Women) workforces and ensure these workforces are appropriately skilled and qualified.
To meet this gap the Victorian Government, through the Department of Education and Training, funded Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) in conjunction with a group of thought leaders to develop an accredited Course in Gender Equity.
Women’s Health Victoria recognises the support of the Gender Equity Training Project consortia members – RMIT University, ACEVic, Women with Disabilities Victoria, Monash University, Knox City Council, Coonara Community House, Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House, and the external participants who contributed to the formal consultation process in the development of the Course in Gender Equity research and through that work this toolkit.
Refer to Women’s Health Victoria’s website for further details https://whv.org.au/our-focus/gender-equity
Clemans A, Subban P, Komarzynski L (2020) Teaching gender equity: a toolkit for teaching gender equity units of competency. Women's Health Victoria. Melbourne. (Gender Equity Training Project Teacher Toolkit)