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Access and Equity Policy

Purpose

This policy is to promote fair and equal access, for all course participants and potential course participants, regardless of characteristics such as their gender, sexuality, race, nationality, ethnic background, age, marital status, religion,political conviction, physical disability or intellectual impairment.

Scope

Access and equity requirements apply to all SysTec RTO personnel and course participants who are enrolled in any training programme offered by SysTec RTO.

Policy Statement

SysTec RTO is committed to providing a fair and equitable training and working environment for all course participants and SysTec RTO personnel.

All course participants have the right to be treated fairly and to participate in a training programme in an environment that is free from harassment and or discrimination.

As part of SysTec’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status we aim to provide training courses and pathways where programme design, course content, training facilities and all aspects of the training and assessment process are available in a way that allows equality of opportunity to all course participants.

SysTec RTO will endeavour to provide quality training for all social groups by ensuring our training courses are
accessible, inclusive, supportive of individual learning needs whilst meeting industry and community needs.

SysTec RTO is committed to working in compliance with State and Commonwealth laws governing anti-discrimination and equal opportunity. This Policy is intended to guide the equitable access to training programmes offered under the RTO to such groups including but not limited to

  • Women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • People from Non English Speaking (NESB) backgrounds,
  • People with disabilities
  • Rural and isolated individuals/communities
  • People with numeracy and literacy issues
  • Sole parents
  • Unemployed
  • People re-entering the workforce
  • People entering the workforce from a different vocation

SysTec RTO promotes a training environment that provides quality training for our clients, without compromising OH&S standards or relevant regulations, we aim to

  • Create a training environment that is conducive to all,
  • Create a afe and welcoming learning environment,
  • Encourage diversity of course participants and input into the training experience
  • Encourage persons that may feel excluded or have had unsuccessful training experiences in the past to participate.

SysTec RTO will comply with all relevant legislation and ensure that staff and contractors are aware of their obligations under the

  • Age Discrimination Act 2004
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984
  • Work Place Gender Equality Act 2012
  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Victoria Equal Opportunity Act 1995
  • Vic OHS Act

SysTec RTO personnel have a responsibility to support and promote the principles of equity and access at all times.

SysTec RTO personnel and course participants must respect the rights of others and treat colleagues and clients fairly.

It is unlawful to harass or otherwise victimise anyone because he or she has lodged a complaint of harassment and or victimisation, or because he or she has assisted in the investigation of such a complaint.