February 2022: Our training program is being updated! Contact us to find out more.

Training

Industry leading training on trans and gender diverse and LGBTIQA+ inclusion and service provision. Our experienced trainers can equip your organisation, business, or service with the skills to better support the needs of trans and gender diverse and LGBTIQA+ people.
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TRANS AWARENESS
WEEK TRAINING

Trans Awareness Week starts on Novermber 13th! Is your organisation ready?

This Trans Awareness Week make a difference at work. Get industry leading diversity training and equip your team with the skills and tools to support trans and gender diverse people.
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Upcoming Open Workshops

Our open workshops are available for anyone to join.
The next ones will be listed here.
In the meantime, book us for your organisation. More information can be found below.

29

Nov
Communities of Practice: LGBTI+ Organisational Champions

We invite organisational champions for LGBTI+ inclusive aged care to attend this session as a space to share experiences, challenges and any potential solutions. We also want to hear how we, Silver Rainbow, might support you.

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16

Dec
Silver Rainbow: LGBTI+ Inclusive Aged Care training

This Federally funded program is available to individuals who work in the aged care sector. The training is designed to help you be more confident in providing LGBTI+ inclusive aged care. Attendance is free. Length: 2 hours, from 10am to 12pm.

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Workshops & Services

Trans and Gender Diverse 101
2 Hour
25
An introduction to gender diversity, differentiates orientation, intersex status, gender identity and expression. Also highlighted are key areas of disadvantage for trans and gender diverse people and related mental health impacts. Legislative obligations, tips and suggestions on working with trans and gender diverse people are included.
LGBTIQA+ 101
3 Hours
25
An introduction to LGBTIQA+ inclusive practices. This covers differences between sexual orientation, gender identity and people with intersex variations, identifying discrimination and stigma which LGBTIQA+ people can experience, and provides recommendationsfor working with LGBTIQA+ in your business or organisation.
LGBTIQA+ & TGD 101
3 Hours
Up to 25
The first half of this training provides an overview of LGBTIQA+ communities, issues and concerns and the second half delves into more detail about trans and gender diverse communities. We provide recommendations and tips for working with LGBTIQA+ and TGD clients, customers and staff.
Aged Care Training
2 Hours
Up to 25
LGBTI+ inclusive ageing and aged care training for all people involved in the aged care sector. This training promotes a better understanding of the needs of older LGBTI+ people. It provides staff with the confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service. Please see our Silver Rainbow page for more information about the program.
LGBTIQA+ Family and Intimate Partner Violence
4.5 Hours
Up to 25
This program begins with a modified 2 hour version, of the LGBTIQA+ training, which introduces concepts of gender, relationships, sex and sexuality diversity; followed by a 2.5 hour section on LGBTIQA+ family and intimate partner violence.

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Silver Rainbow Ageing
& Aged Care Training

Trans Awareness Week starts on Novermber 13th! Is your organisation ready?

This Trans Awareness Week make a difference at work. Get industry leading diversity training and equip your team with the skills and tools to support trans and gender diverse people.
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Our training is available online and onsite. We travel across Victoria to deliver in person training at no extra cost for regional organisations.

Training Team

Kathryn Wilson
she/they
Training & Development Manager

Kathryn is bisexual, queer and non-binary. She has training in psychological research, and worked in counselling for a number of years. During 2011-2014, they served on the committee of Bisexual Alliance Victoria and ran education sessions on bisexuality. She rejoined the Bi-Alliance committee in August 2021. Kathryn joined Transgender Victoria's training team in 2014.

Kathryn’s passion is ensuring that people are supported to be the best they can be. This passion informs their work, including the upskilling allies and professionals to support people who are LGBTIQA+ and trans or gender diverse.

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Andrew Eklund
he/him
Corrections Specialist

Andrew is a man assigned female at birth. He is Mother to his adult autistic son Tom. Andrew is a qualified trainer with a Communications Degree and enjoys putting this to good use in his training role with TGV.

Andrew's passions are the welfare of trans and gender diverse prisoners and the dedicated staff who look after them. He also values opportunities in partnering with service providers to remove systemic disadvantages. Andrew is a co-founder of The Shed, a support group for transmasculine people, started in 2013.  He believes trans and gender diverse people are awesome and can offer unique insight into the gender assumptions governing our world.

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Nicole Shaw
they/them
Trainer

Nicole is non-binary and queer, and has worked in the mental health field as a clinician and therapist for 15 years in Australia and the USA. They have worked with young people, adults and older adults in a variety of clinical, community and crisis response settings. Nicole is passionate about the crucial role of providing inclusive and gender affirming mental health and medical care. They joined TGV in 2022 and are excited to offer support to organisations to feel better equipped in providing care to the LGBTIQA+ community.

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Rudi Lorimer
they/them
Trainer

Rudi is a trans non-binary person who is queer and was born in Aotearoa (New Zealand). They have a background in the arts. They originally trained as a contemporary dancer, and has been engaged as a dancer, choreographer, producer, production & stage manager, festival worker, photographer, writer, to name but a few.

Rudi is passionate about educating on trans and LGBTQIA+ experiences by sharing stories and their own lived experience. They use their unique perspective from the arts to inform their work as a trainer. They love to support allies in their desire to learn, with the common goal of making work and social spaces more comfortable, accepting and enjoyable for everyone.

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Zoe Walder
she/her
Trainer

Zoe is a pansexual trans woman with over ten years of training and public speaking experience. She has presented content to a wide variety of audiences from kindergartens to corporate groups, to aged care and enjoys the challenge of tailoring her training style to suit the needs of diverse groups.

Zoe has a strong passion for social justice and believes that education and exposure are the best ways to combat bigotry and oppression. She has previous acted as a facilitator for various LGBTIQA+ advocacy and social groups and has a personal interest in Transgender Healthcare.

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