Australia's Social Inclusion Agenda (2009) available on the Social inclusion website
The national social inclusion agenda aims to ensure that all Australians have the opportunity, resources and capability to: learn; work; engage and have a voice.
Publications available on the Social inclusion website include:
A Stronger, Fairer Australia - a new social inclusion strategy, sets out the Australian Government's vision and strategy for social inclusion, now and into the future.
Social Inclusion Principles - a summary of the principles of social inclusion that have been adopted by the Australian Government. It includes key elements of effective programs for children at greatest risk of long-term disadvantage and for jobless families.
Social Inclusion in Australia: How Australia is faring - The Australian Social Inclusion Board released its report, providing a statistical view of the nature of social inclusion in Australia.
The Australian Public Service Social Inclusion Policy Design and Delivery Toolkit - a practical guide to the design and delivery of government policy to ensure the needs of the disadvantaged are being met. It covers the six steps in the social inclusion method of policy design that all Commonwealth agencies are now required to apply.
Australian Human Rights Commission website
Australian Human Rights Commission website (AHRC - formerly HREOC) lists relevant current Commonwealth legislation and provides specific direction on various issues.
AQTF Information on the National Quality Council (NQC website)
Information available from the National Quality Council (NQC) about the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
Carer Recognition Act 2010 on the COMLAW website
This includes the Statement for Australia's Carers.
Print Disability Copyright Guidelines (PDF, 369 KB) available on the Australian Copyright Council website and an Information Sheet have been produced by the Australian Copyright Council to explain the Copyright Act 1968 provision which allows copyright product to be format shifted (alternative formats) for people with a print disability.
Disability Standards for Education 2005 on the Attorney-General's Department website
The primary purpose of the Standards is to clarify the obligations of education and training service providers under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 available on the COMLAW website and the rights of people with disabilities in relation to education and training.
National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy (2009) on the workplace.gov.au website
The strategy aims to assist Australians with a disability, including mental illness, into work and recognises the importance of education and training as a pathway to sustainable employment. The strategy has been developed as part of the Australian Government's Social Inclusion Agenda.
National Disability Agreement available on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) website
Outlines the commitment of the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments to work together on the establishment of a National Disability Strategy.
National Disability Strategy (PDF, 702 KB) available on the alp.org website
The draft National Disability Strategy outlines a 10-year national plan to improve the lives of people with disability, promote participation, and create a more inclusive society.
National Vet Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC) website
The national VET equity policies are under review by the National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC). As new policies and strategies are released they will be available from the website.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities available on the Attonery-General's website
The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all people with disability, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (PDF, 820 KB) on the Queensland Parlimentary Counsel website
One of the purposes of the Act is to promote equality of opportunity for everyone by protecting them from unfair discrimination in certain areas of activity, including work, education and accommodation.
Disability Skilling Action Plan report
This report informs stakeholders of the achievements of the Queensland Skills Plan 2008 and outlines future directions.
Disability Services Act 2006 (PDF, 1.3 MB) on the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website
The Act provides the strongest foundation Queenslanders have ever had for promoting the rights of people with a disability, increasing their wellbeing and encouraging their participation in the life of the community.
Multicultural Action Plan 2007-2011 (PDF, 689 KB) on the Education Queensland website
Represents the government's commitment to improve the quality of its services in addressing the needs of people with a disability and their right to equal access to government services. This site links to the Department of Education, Training and Employment's service and action plans.
This policy is under review and expected to be released at the end of 2011. It will be available on the Multicultural Affairs Qld website when finalised.
Positively Ageless, Queensland Seniors Strategy 2010 - 2020 available on the Community Services website
This strategy incorporates a response to supporting seniors to participate in the workforce.
Queensland Skills Plan 2008
Outlines the Queensland Government's plans to address skills shortages in five key areas:
- developing the skills of existing workers and apprentices
- engaging unemployed and under-employed people
- improving youth transitions to enhance education, training and employment outcomes
- building the capacity of the Queensland VET sector
- building bridges to the professions.
Right to Information website (2009)
New legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (QLD) came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely the Right to Information Act 2009 (QLD) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (QLD). The department's website provides information about the Acts and access to government information.
Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (PDF, 887 KB) on the Queensland Parlimentary Counsel website
The Act sets out the laws about the health and safety requirements affecting most workplaces, work activities and specified high risk plant in Queensland. You need to be familiar with the Act in order to understand your obligations and safety requirements.
Positive Dreaming, Solid Futures
Indigenous Employment and Training Strategy 2008-2011. Information about the Department of Education, Training and Employment's strategy which aims to align employment support and training to the needs of Indigenous Australians to:
increase work force participation
increase attainment of trade and higher level skills and qualifications
increase employment in higher skilled jobs.
Queensland Government Carer Recognition Policy (PDF, 192KB) available on the Department of Cpmmunities website
This policy illustrates to the community and to all tiers of government how the needs of carers can be recognised, respected and better accommodated.
TAFE Queensland Carer Strategy 2007-2010
The Strategy aims to increase awareness within TAFE Queensland about the needs of carers (particularly young carers). It details the training delivery and support services that TAFE Queensland is committed to provide under Queensland government guidelines to enable carers to successfully participate in and complete training.
TAFE Queensland Equity Policy 2007-2009
This policy provides direction to TAFE Queensland and Statutory TAFE institutes to respond to and be inclusive of the diversity of learners and prospective learners.
Through implementation of this policy, TAFE Queensland and institutes individually, will improve learner access to, participation in and outcomes from vocational education and training delivered by TAFE Queensland and Statutory TAFE institutes.
Subject to the national VET equity policies currently under review, the TAFE Queensland Equity and Diversity Policy will be updated to reflect the national agenda.
The Policy has been archived. If further information is required please contact Strategy and Research (Equity).