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Diversity & Inclusion in Practice - Essentials is a Course

Diversity & Inclusion in Practice - Essentials

Starts Apr 3, 2023
5 credits

$700 Enrol

Full course description

How can you ensure diversity and inclusion are truly a part of your workplace?

Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace is all about human rights. At its core, this means that all people have the right to be treated equally at work with the same opportunities and privileges.

Not only is this the right thing for the employee, promoting diversity and inclusion can also have benefits for the employer, with many organisations now recognising that diverse teams are more productive and successful than homogenous ones.

This credential is the first in a series of three where you can discover how to bring these human rights into practice by exploring what diversity and inclusion means at a practical level and how you can embed them as part of your workplace culture.

The Essentials credential is an introduction to diversity and inclusion, and explores the reasons for the marginalisation and oppression of minority groups. It has an emphasis on examples from presenters’ lived experience. It also provides opportunities for you to take a critical look at your own workplace and consider how to implement changes that enable diversity and inclusion.

This course is discussion-based and provides plenty of opportunities for interaction with presenters and other participants.

Please note:

  • to complete the online component of this course you will need a personal device with reliable internet access.
  • Attendance of a face-to-face workshop on 17 April 2023 is compulsory. It will be held in Perth, Western Australia. Time and exact location to be comfirmed.
Who is this credential for?


This credential is particularly suitable for:

  • HR professionals who seek to understand the factors behind workplace marginalisation, as a means to implement positive change
  • Organisations and government departments committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the workplace.


What you will learn


By completing this credential you will learn to:

  • explore reasons for the marginalisation and oppression of minority groups.
  • take a critical look at your own workplace and consider how to implement changes that enable diversity and inclusion.
  • appreciate the lived experiences of people from a range of diverse communities.



To successfully complete this credential, you are required to pass a final assessment, a written piece reflecting on how the ideas discussed relate to your workplace (500 words).


Meet your facilitators


Janne Doe
Mx Misty Farquhar OAM

Sessional Academic, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry

Mx Misty Farquhar OAM is a Lecturer and PhD Researcher at Curtin University's Centre for Human Rights Education. Locally and nationally, they are active in community outreach, education, and advocacy efforts. They have presented as an invited speaker at conferences around Australia and consulted on diversity and inclusion within a range of organisations. Prior to commencing their work with the Centre for Human Rights Education, Misty held community and organisational development leadership positions across sectors.

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John Smith
Associate Professor Caroline Fleay

Co-Director of the Centre for Human Rights Education

At the Centre for Human Rights Education, Caroline teaches human rights and engages in research and advocacy in public policy and the experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia. She has been a regular visitor to some of WA’s sites of immigration detention and written extensively about the impacts on people seeking asylum of indefinite detention, being released into the community with minimal supports, and living on a temporary visa. Caroline has also been involved with a range of community groups and human rights campaigns over the past three decades. She is currently a Board Member of the Refugee Council of Australia and Co-Convenor of the WA Refugee and People Seeking Asylum Network, and continues to work alongside people seeking asylum and WA, national and regional refugee support organisations and activists to advocate for the right to seek asylum.

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Earn a badge


Once you successfully complete and pass the final assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your new skills and knowledge mastery.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn't require previous knowledge.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential. 100 credit points are required to earn a Graduate Certificate at Curtin.


Discover more


Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what's most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:

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Develop positive, sustainable, resilient and inclusive traits to guide your life, career, and organisational directions. Learn what it takes to motivate and inspire in a contemporary business setting.

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Future of Work

Thrive and adapt in the changing world of work by developing and broadening your skillset in a range of areas including work design and cognitive flexibility.

Contact us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.


*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

✝This program involves 30 hours of online resources, readings, activities and assessments at your own pace. You will also be required to attend a face-to-face workshop in Perth, Western Australia on the 17th April 2023. However to pass and earn 5 credit points, you may need to commit further time.

^A mix of online and face-to-face learning.

§Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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Start: 3 April 2023
End: 19 May 2023*

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Duration: 30 hours

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Delivery Mode: Blended^

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Price: $700 GST (incl. GST)§

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