Train the Trainer Project

Employment Law Train the Trainer Program and Education Resources

Train the Trainer Program

The Train the Trainer Program is part of the Employment Law Project’s community education program.  Run over nine days between February and April 2015, it offered comprehensive training in employment laws and services to six Community Education Officers, assisting participants to develop and distribute community legal education to their communities in the West.

The community leaders visited a number of key employment and anti-discrimination law agencies, including the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Fair Work Commission, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and Victoria Legal Aid.

Participants were supported to develop a community education presentation, which they will deliver to their communities in a culturally appropriate and targeted way.  Participants will act as an important link between their communities and agencies by raising awareness that those affected by employment problems can get advice from agencies including Footscray CLC.

To learn more about the Program from the Community Education Officers, please watch this video.

Education Resources

The Program developed and utilised a suite of education resources targeted at newly arrived and refugee communities.

The resources aim to provide useful tools for agencies, educators, community leaders and others working with vulnerable communities to explain employment and anti-discrimination laws and services. 

The resources are divided into six topics which relate to common employment law issues:

  1. Wages and other entitlements
  2. Employees, contractors and sham contracting
  3. Workplace safety
  4. Discrimination
  5. Sexual harassment and bullying
  6. Unfair dismissal and other entitlements if your employment ends

The resources are as follows:

  • Template PowerPoint presentation: this presentation provides key information about each of the six topics
  • Handout, which summarises some key concepts
  • Key terms sheet, which provides a glossary to some common terms
  • Service flier, Footscray Community Legal Centre Employment drop-in and information and referral service
  • Six videos (one relating to each topic)
  • Scripts for each video
  • Activity Sheet and Answers to go with each video

If used in a workshop, classroom or other group setting, the activities provide an opportunity for participants to work together and strengthen their understanding of employment and anti-discrimination law in Australia.  The materials are designed for high post-beginner to intermediate English as additional language students.

We hope that these resources are useful and would greatly appreciate any feedback. 

Please direct any comments or questions to Catherine Hemingway, Employment Project Solicitor: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This project was supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and Fay Marles Sub-Fund of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.


Topic 1: Wages and Other Entitlements


Topic 2: Employees, Contractors and Sham Contracting


Topic 3: Workplace Safety


Topic 4: Discrimination


Topic 5: Sexual Harrassment and Bullying


Topic 6: Unfair Dismissal and Other Protections if your employment ends