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 interactive video training sessions that can be accessed by members of your team working either remotely or onsite.

Upcoming Open Workshops

Our open workshops are available for anyone to join.
Check out our upcoming sessions and learn more below!

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Dec
Silver Rainbow Aged Care Training for individuals

This Federally-funded program will help you to more confidently provide LGBTI inclusive aged care services

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16

Dec
Trans and Gender Diverse 101 Workshop for individuals

An introductory session to empower individual professionals with the tools to create trans & gender diverse inclusive spaces, systems, and services.

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Workshops & Services

Workplace Affirmation Services
Up to 25
A service tailored to the needs of an organisation wishing to provide a supportive, safe environment for a staff member affirming their gender in the workplace.
LGBTIQA+ Family and Intimate Partner Violence
4 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 hour section on LGBTIQA+ family and intimate partner violence.
Aged Care Training
3 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.
LGBTIQA+ & TGD
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.
LGBTIQA+ 101
3 Hours
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.
Trans and Gender Diverse 101
2 Hour
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.

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Training Team

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+.

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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.

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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.

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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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