Tradeswomen Australia launches Workplace Diversity Project

Lifting the Bonnet on Workplace Diversity and Mental Health

“It is through grass roots programs like the workplace diversity project that we can foster better cultures in all workplaces and tackle the emerging challenge of mental injury together. These are innovative programs that the Victorian Government is so proud to support.” Ms Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety.

The Tradeswomen Australia Workplace Diversity Project was successfully launched at Kangan Institute Docklands by Ms Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety.
 
More than 160 workplaces in Victoria’s Automotive Industry, representing 3000 employees, have already been confirmed to participate in an industry-first program designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of small and medium automotive businesses through diversity and inclusion.
 
The Workplace Diversity Project aims to support businesses to create environments that embrace diversity and inclusion through their recruitment, employee support, and workplace practices.
 
Organisations supporting the Workplace Diversity Project include key major industry bodies WPC Group, Repco Authorised Services, G Force Employment Solutions, MEGT, Advantage Point, Kangan Institute, Murray Mallee Training Company, AMA Group, VACC, AAAA and Male Champions of Change.
 
Click HERE for information on the Tradeswomen Australia Workplace Diversity Project.
Ms Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety speaking at the launch of the Tradeswomen Australia Workplace Diversity Project at Kangan Institute Docklands.
Jane Sydenham-Clarke, Chair, Tradeswomen Australia welcoming the guests to the launch of the Tradeswomen Australia Workplace Diversity Project.
Susan Alberti AC, Patron of Tradeswomen Australia speaking at the launch at Kangan Institute Docklands.
Fiona McDonald, CEO of Tradeswomen Australia speaking about the Workplace Diversity Project.
Fiona McDonald, CEO of Tradeswomen Australia speaking about the Workplace Diversity Project.
Julie Nielsen, Executive Director Health and Safety, WorkSafe Victoria speaking about WorkSafe's support for the Project.
Chelsea Bryans, Workplace Diversity Officer, Tradeswomen Australia spoke about the support of companies and organisations involved in the Workplace Diversity Project.
ABC TV News interviewing Susan Alberti AC, Patron of Tradeswomen Australia at the Tradeswomen Australia launch of the Workplace Diversity Project at Kangan Institute Docklands.
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Fiona McDonald, CEO, Tradeswomen Australia about the Workplace Diversity Project.
Left: Ms Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety at the Kangan Institute Workshop with Tayla Mcilwain, an Apprentice at Ventura, and Olivia Camilleri, an Apprentice at Porsche Centre Melbourne.
Left: Gavin Cribb, Manager, Commercial Vehicle and Engine Technology, Kangan Institute; Giles Hunter, Service Manager, Porsche Centre Melbourne; Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety; Tayla Mcilwain, Apprentice, Ventura; Olivia Camilleri, Apprentice at Porsche Centre Melbourne; Fiona McDonald, CEO, Tradeswomen Australia; Julie Nielsen, Executive Director Health and Safety, WorkSafe Victoria, and Jane Sydenham-Clarke, Chair, Tradeswomen Australia at the launch at Kangan Institute Docklands.
Inside the Workshop at Kangan Institute Left: Olivia Camilleri, Apprentice at Porsche Centre Melbourne; Kate Holcolmbe, Marketing Manager, Porsche Centre Melbourne; Giles Hunter, Service Manager, Porsche Centre Melbourne; Gavin Cribb, Manager, Commercial Vehicle and Engine Technology, Kangan Institute Docklands, and Lesley Yates, Director, Government Relations / Advocacy, AAAA.
Ventura is a proud supporter and participant in the Tradeswomen Australia Workplace Diversity Project.
Ventura is a proud supporter and participant in the Tradeswomen Australia Workplace Diversity Project.