EO for community and schools

Training for community organisations, schools and the community

Community engagement and education

The Equal Opportunity Commission’s Human Rights Community Education Program broadly aims to build awareness and understanding about human rights, and skills in exercising those rights in Western Australia across a diverse range of communities.

The Commission provides rights-based education services for community members, community workers and organisations.

A key focus of the rights-based program is to work in partnership with not-for-profit community organisation to empower those groups who are most likely to experience discrimination, harassment and vilification. 
The key objectives are for people:

  • to know their rights, 
  • to develop their skills in asserting these rights, and 
  • to work with their communities to develop their own solutions.
The Commission, on request, can provide community information sessions, forums, and workshops for people with whom you work. 
All community education and engagement forums can be designed to focus on a range of human rights issues such as those affecting: 
  • people with disabilities,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people'
  • ethnic and religious minority groups,
  • gay, lesbian, bi-sexual & transgender and intersex communities, 
  • young people, 
  • seniors,
  • women & men.


Training for community members who are most likely to experience discrimination is free of charge.

Social and community services sector

The Commission provides a range of training and information sessions for community organisations that provide advocacy and information services relating to equal opportunity.

These sessions can range from the role of the Equal Opportunity Commission, its functions, meanings of unlawful discrimination, how policies, procedures and practises may constitute discrimination, through to the processes of handling or responding to a complaint.

The Commission's fee-for-service program  is also available for community organisations who require education and training on the general application of equal opportunity law for their staff.  Consideration will be given to a fee reduction subject to the nature, size and capacity of the organisation to pay for training.  To apply for a fee reduction please complete the Fee Reduction Form (pdf) (Word) and forward it to the Commission.

Conferences and meetings

If your organisation is planning a conference, meeting or forum, or a broader community workshops, we can arrange to participate and present an information session on the role and function of the Equal Opportunity Commission.

For enquiries regarding training please contact the Manager, Community Education and Training.

Regional training courses

In order to make available cost effective training to regional centres, the Commission is offering some general training courses outside the metropolitan area.

For more information please contact our Training and Education Section.