Online Learning

The Carer-Inclusive Workplace Initiative’s online learning is designed to equip employers with the knowledge and skills they need to become committed to carer inclusivity. If you are an employer, these modules will boost your understanding of carers and carer-inclusive practices.

Take a look at the eLearning modules

We have created eight eLearning modules in collaboration with lived experience carers and HR professionals. Together they give an insight to the challenges carers face, along with the steps you can take as an employer to create a carer-inclusive workplace.

Each module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. They are entirely free of charge. To start a module, click on the links below.

Employer

Module 1

Who is a carer?

Carers are an integral part of every community in Australia, yet they frequently go unrecognised and unsupported in the workplace.

Completing this module will help you understand who carers are, describe some common caring situations, and recognise the challenges carers face.

You’ll see how you can be a part of supporting carers, and benefit your organisation, by implementing carer-inclusive practices in your workplace.

Set aside up to 20 minutes to complete this module.

Module 2

What is a carer-inclusive organisation?

This module will introduce you to what a carer-inclusive workplace is and your role in supporting carers.

You’ll explore the basic legal rights of carers in the workplace, and see the benefits of adopting carer-inclusive practices in your organisation. This module is also a great starting point for thinking over a statement of intent for carer inclusion.

Set aside up to 20 minutes to complete this module.

Module 3

What are carer-inclusive practices?

In the last module – ‘What is a carer-inclusive organisation?’ – we started you on the journey to becoming a carer-inclusive organisation, and showed you how to set a carer-inclusion statement of intent.

This module continues the journey, exploring how you can put your statement of intent into action by implementing carer-inclusive workplace practices.

We’ll introduce you to good practice when communicating carer-inclusive workplace practices to your employees, and how to manage requests from carers for support.

Set aside up to 15 minutes to complete this module.

Module 4

How do I create a carer-inclusive culture?

The ‘What is a carer-inclusive organisation?’ module introduced you to the journey of becoming a carer-inclusive organisation, starting with a statement of intent.

The ‘What are carer-inclusive practices?’ module built on this by helping you identify carer-inclusive practices for your workplace.

In this final module, we’ll explore the last step in your journey – creating a positive and transparent culture in your workplace, where being carer inclusive is just part of how things are done.

Set aside up to 15 minutes to complete this module.

Employee

Module 1

Who is a carer and am I one?

Carers are an integral part of every community in Australia, yet they frequently go unrecognised and unsupported in the workplace.

Completing this module will help you understand who carers are, identify if you are currently a carer or likely to be one in the future, and recognise the challenges carers face.

You’ll see the important role you have to play in supporting the carers in your workplace.Set aside up to 30 minutes to complete this module.

Module 2

How am I part of being carer inclusive?

This module will introduce you to what it means to have a carer-inclusive workplace culture, and how it can support carers with their challenges, as well as provide benefits for everyone in the workplace.

You’ll also see the steps you can take to help create a more positive and supportive workplace for everyone you work with.

Set aside up to 15 minutes to complete this module.

Module 3

How am i supported as a carer?

In previous modules, we’ve seen how much of an impact being a carer can have. In this module, you’ll explore various options available to manage and reduce this impact.

You will see how to request support from your employer, and the different types of assistance available to you in the workplace and beyond.

Set aside up to 15 minutes to complete this module.

Module 4

What works for me as a carer?

Sharing your status as a carer with your employer may feel stressful, but this module will make the process easier by unpacking what you need to consider and provide some useful tips.

Additionally, we’ll explore the value of your carer skills in the workplace – you’ll get to assess the skills you currently have, where you would like them to be, and how you can go about getting there.

Set aside up to 20 minutes to complete this module.

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