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.
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:
The resources are as follows:
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.
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