Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission
Diversity

Education and training

We aim to prevent discrimination and harassment in the community.  To do this, we raise awareness through education and training.

We provide training in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine and other locations on request.  We can also come to your workplace to deliver a customised course that meets your needs.  We can tailor training to target managers, staff or contact officers.  We can also link training directly to your policies and procedures.

Our courses help you to:

  • understand appropriate behaviour
  • establish good workplace policies and procedures
  • understand discrimination law
  • deal appropriately with complaints.

Anti-Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying

Come along if you want to:

  • learn about Anti-Discrimination Law
  • learn how it applies at work
  • be a Contact Officer in your workplace in Anti-Discrimination.

Content:

  • The NT Anti-Discrimination Act
  • how it affects you and your organisation including the provision of services
  • the functions and role of the Anti-Discrimination Commission
  • differences between harassment and bullying and what is acceptable behaviour
  • your rights and responsibilities; support strategies.

Duration: Half-day workshop

Preventing Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying for Managers and Supervisors

Come along if you:

  • are a Manager or supervisor
  • want to develop skills and knowledge about managing complaints about discrimination, and bullying
  • want to know what to do if someone complains to you about harassment or sexual harassment
  • prevent discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace

Content:

  • The NT Anti-Discrimination Act
  • How it applies at work
  • vicarious liability of individuals and organisations
  • the role and responsibility of the Manager or Supervisor to create and maintain a positive workplace culture
  • managing and taking action against unacceptable behaviour.

Duration: Half-day workshop

Challenging Unconscious Bias workshop

  • Explore diversity, improve inclusivity and tackle stereotypes in the workplace.
  • All humans have a natural preference for people who look like us, sound like us or share our interests. This could be unconsciously impacting on our decision-making in the workplace.
  • Unconscious bias happens at every stage of employment, starting with recruitment.

We can challenge our unconscious bias when we

  • understand what it is
  • recognise its prevalence in the workplace
  • learn how to identify, address and reduce its impacts on our actions and decisions.

The workshop has three parts:

  • Examining what unconscious bias is and where it comes from.
  • Exploring the impacts of unconscious bias on others in the real world.
  • Considering and discussing strategies that may help to reduce and manage unconscious bias. The consequences of unconscious bias in the workplace. Managing personal bias. Organisational strategies and organisational cultural change.

This is a good workshop for all staff particularly those involved in recruitment. We can tailor it for management.

Duration: Half-day workshop

Contact Officer Role

Come along if you:

  • Want to become a Contact Officer in your workplace
  • Are a Contact Officer and haven't had training recently

Content:

Part 1:

  • The NT Anti-Discrimination Act
  • the functions and role of the Anti-Discrimination Commission
  • Sexual Harassment, Workplace Harassment and Bullying
  • Review of organisations policies and procedures.

Part 2:

  • The role and function of a Contact Officer
  • skills, knowledge and resources to act as a first point of contact in dealing with complaints
  • provision of support and information to workers with a grievance.

Duration: Full-day workshop

Trans and Gender Diverse People

Come along if you want to:

  • be more inclusive of trans and gender diverse people in your workplace or in service delivery

Content:

  • Biological sex, gender identity and changing language
  • The NT Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 and TGD people
  • Transition: medical and legal; documentation of sex and/or gender; in the workplace; at school
  • Unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion in workplaces and service delivery

Duration:  Half-day workshop

Contact our office if you want more information about our training or to organise training for your workplace.

Our next public training in Darwin will be in the week of 8 - 11 June 2021, with registrations closing on 27 May.

Check our training calendars for the details of courses, dates, times and venues.

Darwin training calendar

To attend training, complete a registration form PDF (492.3 KB) and email it to antidiscrimination@nt.gov.au

Cancellation policy PDF (446.8 KB)

Please note: Our training prices will rise on 1 July 2021.

We have more public training dates coming up:
  • Darwin 16 - 19 August
  • Alice Springs 20 - 23 September
Check back closer to to the time for the training calendars for those weeks.