Creating an inclusive environment at UNSW.

UNSW is committed to delivering diversity training as a critical tool that supports staff capacity to build and promote a respectful and inclusive culture. Diversity training helps promote awareness of issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion including understanding different cultures, identities, and experiences and how they may impact interactions and relationships in the UNSW community.

Accessibility@UNSW training 

Thursday 3 October 2024, 1-3pm, on-campus - Register

All current professional and academic staff are welcome to attend. Managers, supervisors and academics are especially encouraged to attend.

Please note that due to the interactive nature of in-person training sessions, recordings are not available.

  • In 2024, Accessibility@UNSW training will be completed as a 2 hour, in-person or online workshop. Workshops will run once per term (three times during the year) and are open to all current UNSW staff.

  • Training develops participants' capacity to adjust behaviours and have critical conversations, taking an intersectional approach to accessibility at UNSW.

    The workshop is organised into three sections which are interactive and participatory:

    • Understanding disability inclusion
    • Understanding disability and lived experience
    • Inclusive practices

    Learning outcomes include:

    • Participants develop confidence to use inclusive language and understand the value of respectful behaviours and attitudes
    • Participants are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to begin to make their work or learning environments more accessible
    • Participants understand their own role in building an inclusive culture at UNSW and feel motivated to do so
    • Participants feel supported in their efforts to contribute to building an inclusive culture at UNSW
    • All in-person training sessions will be held in wheelchair and lift accessible CATS rooms at UNSW Sydney Kensington campus (if not otherwise specified).  
    • Facilitators and panellists will speak using lapel or wireless hand-held microphones. 
    • Online training will have closed captioning enabled and transcripts can be provided upon request. 
    • PowerPoint slides can be provided in advance of the training upon request. 
    • Please indicate any further accessibility requirements in the registration form.
    • Attendance for this training is capped at 50 participants to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. 
    • Masks are strongly encouraged in all indoor areas at UNSW.
    • Do not attend training if you feel unwell, have recently experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower module is designed to raise awareness of disability inclusion and create a more inclusive and supportive environment for people with non-visible disabilities in our community.

To access this course, please enrol via Moodle

  1. Ensure you are logged into Moodle.
  2. Access the course using this unique link.
  3. You will be presented with a page with the self-enrolment options.
  4. Under self-enrolment (student) enter the self-enrolment key (HiddenDisabilitiesTraining_Student) to access the course (use this even if you are a staff member). 

If you experience any issues enrolling please consult the Moodle guide to self-enrolment. You can also contact with your zID number and the course you are trying to access.

More on disability at UNSW

Disability Course

Work enables people with disability to achieve financial independence, improve their social skills, develop friendships and improve their mental health. This course provides improved knowledge on the many types of disability and best practices to foster inclusion of disability in the workplace.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The UNSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022-2025 commits the University to removing the barriers people with disability face when it comes to accessing and succeeding in tertiary education.

Disability Inclusion

UNSW ensures the learning and teaching experience is welcoming and inclusive and that the University’s built and digital environment is accessible for students and staff with disability.