Gender equality through employability skills

Through applied research of gender equality and employability skills in VET trades, this primary prevention project will co-design a ‘transformative pedagogy’ that:

  • interrogates social norms and traditional constructions of masculinity and femininity
  • alters the 'performance of gender'
  • enables the promotion of safe, respectful, inclusive and diverse workplaces in the construction sector.

This research will:

  • raise critical gender awareness and champion primary prevention of gendered violence in work integrated learning settings in the West of Melbourne
  • support the adoption of gender transformative pedagogies in teaching and learning practices by VET providers
  • influence the prevention of gendered violence discourses in the construction and VET sectors in Melbourne's West
  • contribute to the Victorian Government's Free from Violence Prevention Strategy & First Action Plan 2018 – 2021.

Research team