HOW2 LGBTIQ Inclusion Training

The HOW2 LGBTIQ Inclusion Training can provide your organisation with a practical way to work towards your goals of increasing inclusivity and celebrating diversity. It is more than a tick box activity, this program will support your organisation to undertake a culture change and develop services and programs that are genuinely inclusive.

Course Outline

Does your organisation have values, goals or targets about increasing inclusivity and celebrating diversity?

The HOW2 LGBTIQ Inclusion Training can provide you with a practical way to work towards these goals.

During this training participants will:

  • Be supported by their experienced facilitators to create a plan to embed LGBTIQ inclusive strategies across their organisation.
  • Gain an understanding of the relevant frameworks that will help participants develop strategies to improve outcomes for LGBTIQ staff and stakeholders in their organisation.
  • Learn more about the evidence base for LGBTIQ inclusive practice within services and organisations, and the positive impact this on the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people.

The program involves four sessions held 6-8 weeks apart combined with workplace activities provide participants with increased knowledge and capacity in:

1. Auditing your service
2. Consulting consumers
3. Educating colleagues
4. Developing and implementing an action plan
5. Managing obstacles
6. Evaluating changes

This program, presented by SHINE SA, is based on a set of 6 national standards developed by Rainbow Health Victoria, in conjunction with QIP (Quality, Innovation & Performance), known as Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

NOTE: Although we refer to LGBTIQ inclusion, this course will also cover a broader spectrum of LGBTIQA+ inclusion.


Who Should Enrol? 

A minimum of 2 participants from each organisation are required to attend. This program provides the tools to implement change, therefore participants should preferably hold leadership roles, dedicated Rainbow Tick accreditation roles, or be in charge of areas like quality, accreditation, service design, evaluation, diversity and engagement.


Session Details

Tasks are assigned prior to the first session and at the end of sessions 1, 2 & 3. These tasks involve practical activities at participants’ workplaces to start the change management process towards accreditation.

Important: Organisations can choose to be assessed against the 6 national standards through an external process undertaken by QIP in order to achieve the Rainbow Tick. The HOW2 LGBTIQ Inclusion Training can support organisations seeking to achieve this accreditation and is suitable for any organisation seeking to become more inclusive for LGBTI clients and staff.


Session Dates

Course 1: 

Session 1: Friday 11th of February 2022

Session 2: Thursday 7th April 2022

Session 3: Wednesday 25th of May 2022

Session 4: Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Course 2:

Session 1: Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Session 2: Wednesday 14th of September 2022

Session 3: Thursday 27th of October 2022

Session 4: Thursday 8th of December 2022

In collaboration with Wellbeing SA and SARAA, SHINE SA are offering a limited number of scholarships for organisations to participate in the HOW2 LGBTIQ Inclusion Training program.

Those eligible for the scholarship will desirably meet the criteria as a crisis and suicide prevention organisation. The maximum per organisation is two registrations eg. $990 per participant, a total of $1980 allocated to each organisation.

Whilst scholarships are limited, we encourage you to enquire as you will join the waitlist for future course dates.

For further information please contact

Participant Feedback

“This course gave me plenty of support and assistance for doing this work.” – Course participant

“Always appreciate the exercises, thinking and discussion topics raised. Appreciate the resources, particularly the survey examples.” – Course participant

Course Cost

$990 (incl. GST) per participant

A minimum of 2 participants are required to attend from each organisation (min. 2 participants = $1980)

Course Dates

HOW2 LGBTIQ Inclusion Training

Date start: 03 August 2022
Date end: 08 December 2022
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

SHINE SA, 64C Woodville Road, Woodville

Status: Closed

For more information, please email or call 8300 5358