Training during COVID-19: Our workshop services are still available for clients seeking remote training while adhering to COVID-19 distancing measures.

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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TGV now offers remote virtual training sessions that can be accessed by members of your team working from home, offsite, or remotely from your office.

Upcoming Open Workshops

Our open workshops are available for anyone to join.
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Trans and Gender Diverse 101 Workshop - 24 September 2PM - 4PM

For individual professionals, this Trans and Gender Diverse 101 session provides an introduction to inclusive services and workplaces.
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Introduction to LGBTI Inclusive Aged Care - 28 September 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

In this session you'll learn how to provide aged care services that are more confidently LGBTI inclusive.
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Workshops & Services

Trans and Gender Diverse 101

  • 2 Hours
    This program covers an introduction to gender diversity, differentiates sexual orientation, intersex status, gender identity and expression. Also highlighted are key areas of disadvantage and discrimination 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
    This training introduces attendees to inclusive practices in relation to LGBTIQA+ people. It clarifies the differences between sexual orientation, gender identity and people with intersex variations. The training provides an understanding of the discrimination and stigma which many LGBTIQA+ people experience and provides recommendations and tips for working with LGBTIQA+ clients, residents, customers and staff.

LGBTIQA+ & TGD

  • 3 Hours
    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

  • 2-3 Hours
    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.

LGBTIQA+ Family and Intimate Partner Violence

  • 4 Hours
    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 hour section on LGBTIQA+ family and intimate partner violence.

Workplace Affirmation Services

  • A service tailored to the needs of an organisation wishing to provide a supportive, safe environment for a staff member transitioning in the workplace.

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Our Trainers


  • Kathryn Wilson

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    • Training Coordinator

    Kathryn has training in psychological research, and worked in counselling for a number of years. During 2011-2014, she served on the committee of Bisexual Alliance Victoria and ran education sessions on bisexuality, and 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 her work, including the upskilling allies and professionals to support people who are LGBTIQA+.


  • Sally Goldner

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    Sally’s over twenty years involvement in Victoria’s LGBTIQA+ communities includes Transgender Victoria, co-facilitating Transfamily, presenting 3 CR’s “Out of the Pan” and as Bisexual Alliance Victoria Treasurer.

     

    She was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019, is a life member of 4 organisations, the 2015 LGBTI Victorian of the year and joined the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2016.


  • Archie Beetle

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    Archie is a queer, non-binary, advocate and speaker with 10+ years experience working in the LGBTIQA+ sector. In addition to providing LGBTIQA+ inclusivity training with TGV, Archie is the co-founder and co-CEO of Queer Town, an online hub of Australian LGBTIQA+ digital media.

     

    Archie has worked with schools and organisations across each state and territory and has led the development of LGBTIQA+ advisory boards and support groups in a number of Victorian institutions, including Melbourne Museum, the Immigration Museum, Scienceworks and Melbourne High School.


  • Brenda Appleton

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    Brenda retired in 2009 after 35 years working in the corporate sector and is now heavily involved volunteering with a wide range of community groups, including the LGBTI communities in Melbourne (more than 20 years).

     

    She is the Chair of TGV and is passionate about using her lived experience in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse people across Victoria, with a focus on mental health and homelessness. Brenda was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2019 Australia Day Honours.

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