Applying Human Rights in Schools and Anti-Discrimination
This program is recognised as legitimate professional development by the Department of Education and Queensland College of Teachers. As such, it is appropriate to apply for release and funding through your normal school professional development processes.
This FREE three-hour course has been developed for teachers and school leaders by the Queensland Human Rights Commission.
It was developed through a partnership between the QTU and the QHRC to address some of the issues arising as schools work to understand the HRA.
The training aims to raise participants’ understanding of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (ADA) and the Queensland Human Rights Act 2019 (HRA) through an overview of the key legal concepts and responsibilities under each Act as well as the functions of the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC). The training will focus on:
- An overview of the ADA and HRA including obligations under both the Acts,
- Section 36 of the HRA - The Right to Education,
- How to conduct a human rights impact assessment (how to give proper consideration to human rights when making decisions),
- Complaints processes for both the ADA and HRA, and
- ADA case law in relation to children with a disability in education.
These sessions incorporate real case studies and interactive activities. Participants also receive a workbook to complement the face-to-face training and act as an ongoing resource.
This training is being delivered FREE to members of the QTU and is strongly recommended for school leaders and teachers alike.
Celia Wigzell - QHRC
Celia has had a very diverse career that has included the development, implementation and management of projects, programs and services in the community, health and education sectors and local and state government. She has held the roles of manager, project officer, policy writer, educator, researcher, conference organiser and training consultant.
Celia has worked in primary and tertiary health, education, mental health, disability, drug and alcohol, youth and community services. She spent over 10 years in Victoria working with multicultural communities.
Celia has conducted training, lectures and presentations for State Government, Councils, the health sector and community service providers, police, and educational institutions.
Celia’s commitment to social justice and the valuing of diversity and inclusive practice, has been a consistent theme through all of her work.