Education and Training
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The Council offers a range of training packages available for community groups, educational settings and workplaces. Training, delivered by our experienced and skilled staff, can cover a range of topics including HIV and LGBTIQ health.
All of our training can be modified to meet the needs of your group. We have content on a range of areas including WH&S, health promotion and behaviour change, sexual health, HIV and the law and can develop content to suit your needs.
Our education and training sessions can be delivered at your centre, school or workplace, or can also be delivered at the Council.
Over the the past 30 years our understanding and ability to treat HIV has changed significantly. Today, just like 30 years ago, it is important to understand people can be and are impacted by HIV.
The Council delivers easy to understand, interactive and engaging training sessions designed to help facilitate and inform conversations to develop basic HIV knowledge. Basic training lasts for 45 – 90 minutes and can cover:
- What HIV and AIDS are
- How HIV is transmitted
- Living with HIV
- Further resources
LGBTIQ SENSITIVITY TRAINING
Organisations are realising that being LGBTIQ inclusive can provide their staff and services users’ better outcomes. It is not uncommon for organisations engaging with LGBTIQ communities to feel like it’s new territory or worry that they aren’t hitting the mark. The Council is able to provide basic training to help you embrace your LGBTIQ staff and service users.
Individual training can be customised to meet the needs of your organisation and staff teams. We can either deliver training onsite, at our offices, or one of our partner agencies.
We can also develop e-learning packages to suit your organisation.
LGBTI AGED CARE TRAINING
Are you interested in your organisation meeting the new priorities under the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy? The AIDS Action Council can help you identify changes to policies and provide staff training to assist in making both your staff members and organisation truly inclusive.
This nationally funded program provides a limited number of free one-day workshops aimed at improving and strengthening LGBTI inclusive service delivery for aged care sector workers and organisations providing aged care services.
Individual training can be customised to meet the needs of your organisation and staff teams and be delivered either onsite or at one of our partner agencies.
SEX WORKER AWARENESS TRAINING
Sex Worker Awareness Training (SWAT) provides insight into ACT sex worker laws and how sex workers negotiate bookings to ensure they meet WH&S requirements. This training is ideal for anyone who provides healthcare services for sex workers. Contact SWOP ACT for more information about Sex Worker Awareness Training.
If there are any other topics that you would like the Council to provide training for your organisation, please do not hesitate to ask how we can help meet your needs.