At Curtin, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive environment where staff of Diverse Sex, Sexuality and Gender (DSSG) are welcomed, respected and valued, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
We are committed to equal opportunity in all aspects of workplace inclusion and belonging, including recruitment, career development, promotion, and workplace support. If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ+), or otherwise diverse in sex, sexuality and/or gender (DSSG), we would like you to feel that you can be your whole self at work.
Creating and maintaining an inclusive university is central to Curtin’s values and strategic positioning to “above all, be led by our values as we support our staff, promote Indigenous reconciliation and contribute to a fairer and more just society for all”.
LGBTIQ+ Awareness Training is designed to raise awareness and understanding of contemporary challenges and barriers faced by LGBTIQ+ people. Once you’ve completed the training, you can become a Curtin Ally.
The Ally program helps create a safe, inclusive university environment that celebrates the unique talents and perspectives of LGBTIQ+ people. Allies are staff and students who have undergone training and can help connect you to services and resources in and around Curtin.
There are three formal levels of training available as well informal lunch and learn workshops. The formal Ally training is designed as a three tier approach seeking to enhance Allyship, advocacy and peer support through incremental learning. Bespoke training options are also available delivered by our fantastic in house training team.
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LGBTQIA+ ALLY Training Level 1 – Introduction to being an ALLY
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LGBTQIA+ ALLY Training Level 2 – Extending ALLYship and understanding diverse sex, sexuality and gender
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LGBTQIA+ ALLY Training Level 3 – ALLY Touchpoint
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LGBTQIA+ ALLY Lunch and Learn – Introduction to Queering Curriculum
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LGBTQIA+ ALLY Lunch and Learn – Pronoun and DSSG Inclusive Language Workshop
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Increased viability fosters cultures of inclusion and belonging. We encourage all staff to be involved with upcoming events.
PFLAG stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. PFLAG Perth is a volunteer run, non-profit organisation in Western Australia, providing a support system for families and friends of people who are LGBTI, along with education and advocacy in the community.
Curtin Ally is proud to have one of our staff members as our Ally Executive Champion.
With the resignation of Ms Valerie Raubenheimer, Vice President of Corporate Relations from the university we are currently undertaking the selection process of identifying our next Ally Executive Champion.
Curtin supports staff who are in the process of affirming their gender or considering gender affirmation. Curtin was one of the first organisations to introduce transition in the workplace guidelines. The original Gender Transition at Curtin Guide is currently under review to ensure it reflects updated legislation and best practice. For further information and specialised support from the People and Culture team or to provide feedback on the Guidelines, you can contact email@example.com
Curtin has developed a guide for supporting students and staff of diverse sexualities, genders and other minorities that are studying or working at offshore locations. The guideline can be downloaded as a PDF.
As a Curtin staff member, you are part of the Curtin community and as such, have certain obligations and responsibilities:
Staff have an obligation to ensure that their activities comply with appropriate State and Federal law and University policy (as outlined in the University’s legal and compliance policies).
Staff shall ensure that their responsibilities are carried out in the best interests of the University by virtue of their appointment to a position of trust or confidence.
In accordance with the provisions of the University’s enterprise agreements, staff are expected at all times to respect and honour the values of the University in the course of their work. (Clause 7.6)
We are all responsible for living the University’s values and signature behaviours .
Curtin has policies and procedures in place to ensure that you’re able to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment, and to comply with Commonwealth and State legislation on equal opportunity. Key policies and procedures include:
There are many All Gender toilets on Bentley Campus. To find your nearest all gender toilet:
- Click on the button below
- Click on "POI Categories"
- Select "Toilet - All Gender"
- The locations are now highlighted