This unit (BSBDIV501) describes the skills and knowledge required to manage diversity in the workplace. It covers implementing the organisation's diversity policy, fostering diversity within the work team and promoting the benefits of a diverse workplace. It applies to individuals who direct the work of others in teams of variable sizes. They may work with staff from different cultures, races, religions, generations, or other forms of difference in any industry context.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - demonstrate the application of diversity policy in a work context; - critically review a diversity policy; - implement strategies to ensure that diversity is understood and respected in the work team; - demonstrate compliance with procedures for handling complaints or harassment allegations, and; - promote the benefits of diversity to others.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline formal and informal complaints procedures, and; - identify and outline key features of relevant current legislation regarding: age discrimination; disability discrimination; racial discrimination; sex discrimination; human rights, and; equal opportunity.

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