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Reissued Memo- Professional development for Learn Local educators: Gender equity

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions    
Training Skills and Higher Education     

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Division Memo


  • Registered  Learn Local providers
  • Statewide providers
  • ACFE Board
  • ACFE Regional Councils 
  • Learn Local stakeholders
  • ACFE Division staff

From: Georgina Lyell, Executive Director (Acting), ACFE Division

Date: 18 October 2023

SUBJECT: Professional development for Learn Local educators: Gender equity

Actions and critical dates

Registrations are now open for professional development for Learn Local educators, trainers and managers on gender equity.

  • 8th November 2023 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) - Workshop 1
  • 14th November 2023 (12:30 pm - 4:30 pm) - Workshop 2

This is the second offering in 2023 of this informative professional development program that builds awareness of gender equity principles and offers strategies that improve access, participation, and outcomes for ACFE learners. The PD will enable Learn Local educators, trainers, and managers to become role models in gender equality by:

  • building their awareness of gender equity
  • debunking stereotypes, exploring positive and negative biases, and promoting gender-neutral language
  • applying a gender lens to teaching practice
  • promoting gender equity in the classroom
  • understanding workforce expectations with regard to gender equity
  • contributing to sustainably achieving gender equality by becoming change agents.

The gender equity PD will specifically focus on the impact of gender equity in terms of strategies for:

  • staff recruitment
  • engaging adults in Learn Local programs
  • pre-course interviews with potential learners
  • enrolment into appropriate Learn Local programs
  • classroom and teaching approaches and strategies etc.

Register now at this link: in a new window)