SBS Inclusion Program

“Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a choice.”  - Justin Trudeau

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Whilst inclusion for organisations involves making choices, it is no longer a choice - it is a necessity. As society becomes more interconnected and diverse, there is a growing body of research which shows organisations that embrace diversity and are inclusive outperform those that don’t. For corporates, this can be measured in improved profit and return on equity. For other organisations, it is about improved outcomes for the diverse communities they serve.

Inclusion is about creating a workplace where individuals can feel free, comfortable and safe to be who they are, and where the diversity that a person brings to a workplace, team or organisation is not only accepted but celebrated and capitalised on. Building and embedding inclusion in workplaces involves a whole of company approach where every individual has a role to play.

The SBS Inclusion Program is designed to give all workers core skills and knowledge around inclusion in general, and also specifically around different diversity dimensions.

Core inclusion skills include understanding yourself, not making assumptions, curiosity and understanding the legislative environment.

Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world: 26% of its inhabitants were born overseas, nearly 1 in 2 people have at least one parent born outside the country, and 3% of the population are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Whilst the conversation around gender equality has been going on for centuries, the reality is there is still a long way to go. This course provides Improved knowledge of the dynamics of gender equality and the importance and possibilities of gender equality.

Work enables people with disability to achieve financial independence, improve their social skills, develop friendships and improve their mental health. This course provides improved knowledge on the many types of disability and best practices to foster inclusion of disability in the workplace.