Equal Opportunity Online Training

In September 2018 we were pleased to launch the University’s new Equal Opportunity online staff development module.Equal Opportunity Training Page Image

The new module includes the latest advice on legal and policy obligations of all staff in relation to discrimination, harassment, and bullying across the University. Developed by the Talent and Leadership Development Team and the Office of Equity and Diversity, exclusively for Western staff, the new module also includes a segment tailored to those with supervisory and management roles, covering their additional responsibilities.

It is compulsory that every staff member completes the module on a biennial basis, and is now a mandatory part of Western’s New Staff Orientation program. This new version provides the University with the ability to track staff completion rates per School and Division, which will regularly be reported to the Executive Committee.

The University’s values of equity and inclusion are shared by many in the Western community, and we are committed to an institution free of discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Please complete the module via MyCareer Online, which is accessed via Staff Online, as soon as possible to help us deliver on this important objective.

If you do not have access to MyCareer Online, e.g. you are a researcher, contractor or entity staff member you can complete the training via this link to vUWS. Please note that you must use Google Chrome as your browser (not Internet Explorer) when accessing the vUWS link to ensure the module displays correctly.  vUWS Smart link to be used:

If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact Michelle Falconer at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Ally and Advanced Ally Training

We hold a number of Ally Training sessions throughout the year where staff and students will have the opportunity to become members of the Ally Network.

The next Ally Training session for 2022 will take place on Wednesday 5 October via zoom from 9:30am - 1:30pm.

If you are a student and would like to register for this session, please email your full name and student number and I will register you.

If you are a staff member and would like to register, please do so through Staff Online/My Career.

Once you are registered, further details will be emailed to you closer to the training date.

Please note that we are currently exploring returning to in-person training and may offer in-person training later this year.

Register your interest for upcoming Ally training.