Access and Equity Policy

Revision Date: 6/04/2015 by Charter Australia

Charter Australia upholds all Federal and State laws pertaining to human rights, anti-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action in the Education industry in Australia. These include the following:

  • The Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission Act 1986

  • The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Commonwealth)

  • The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Commonwealth)

  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)

  • The New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

If a situation is considered by either staff or students to be in violation of Charter Australia Access and Equity Policy, staff and students are required to report the situation to the management.

Programs are designed and wherever possible facilities are set up to enhance the flexibility of delivery in order to maximise the opportunity for access and participation by disadvantaged students.

We are committed to providing opportunities to all people for advancement in training on an equitable basis, including women in industries where they are under-represented, people with disabilities, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, Indigenous Australians and rural and remote learners.

  • All participants have equal access to our programs irrespective of their gender, culture, linguistic background, race, socio-economic background; disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or carer’s responsibilities.

  • All participants who met the entry requirements (if applicable) as prescribed by the appropriate National Training Package will be accepted into any program within our scope of registration.

  • Any issues or questions raised regarding access and equity can be directed to the CEO. Some examples of our support include:

    • Language, literacy support of participants who have difficulty with written or spoken English

    • Support participants with numeracy issues

    • Accommodate the unique needs of expectant or new parents or participants with other carer’s responsibilities

    • Modify learning and assessment tasks to accommodate the unique cultural or personal needs of participants

The principles of Access and Equity are covered at our staff induction and regularly reviewed to ensure the correct interpretation and application.

Where our training programs have a limited number of available places, these will be filled in order of completed enrolment applications.