Information is available from the related Acts below, Commonwealth legislation (information may not be limited only to this legislation)
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
- Age Discrimination Act 2004
- Racial Discrimination Act 1975
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984
- Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Victoria) and
- Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Victoria) and
- Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2011(Victoria) known as Brodie’s Law
The purpose of this Access and Equity Policy is to provide a set of principles which underpin the provision of education and training services by Oscar Academy and a learning environment which is free from any kind of discrimination, harassment, and victimization.
In accordance with the acts the general principles of equal access (supported by the Acts listed above), Oscar Academy is committed to protecting the rights of each individual to ensure no individual participant is treated unequally and are subject to any of the following-
- Discrimination in relation to:– Racial or– Religious Vilification or– Disability or– Age – Cultural and ethnic background
- Sexual orientation
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Abuse
- Political affiliation etc
In addition, all training services will be delivered in a non-discriminatory, open and in a respectful manner Exclusion under the enrolment policy from a particular course/ service will be justified and not seen as inequitable if:
- It is based on a genuine occupational qualification that requires a specific ability that the student may not have.
- Where a person has a criminal history, which impacts on the requirements of the course/Service being provided.
- A student requires delivery in a language other than that being offered by Oscar Academy in accordance with the relevant Training Package.
- Aims to ensure that access to employment and training is available, regardless of gender, socio-economic background, disability, ethnic origin, age or race.
- Training services are delivered in a non-discriminatory, open and respectful manner.
- Staffs are appropriately skilled in access and equity issues, including cultural awareness and sensitivity to the requirements of clients with special needs.– Facilities are updated to provide reasonable access to clients of all levels of mobility and physical and intellectual capacity.– Conduct client selection for training opportunities in a manner that includes and reflects the diverse client population.– Actively encourages the participation of clients from traditionally disadvantaged groups and specifically offers assistance to those most disadvantaged.– Provides culturally inclusive language, literacy and numeracy advice, and assistance that assist clients in meeting personal training goals.– Is accountable for its performance in adhering to the principles of this policy, and welcomes feedback as part of its quality improvement system. – Staff and students are required to comply with access and equity requirements at all times.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve our performance with respect to access and equity, or if you would like further information on anything included in this policy, please contact the RTO Manager.