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Human rights education and training

Friday 14 December, 2012
Celebrity Ruby Rose and students from Sydney Secondary College post for a photo as part of the Back Me Up anti-bullying campaign

Human rights education and training

The Australian Human Rights Commission provides education and training to give people the knowledge and skills to understand human rights rights and to bring about positive change in their lives and in their communities.

Human rights education in schools

We advocating for the inclusion of human rights in the national curriculum through submissions to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

We provide education resources for teachers linked to the national curriculum and we provide information about human rights to school students through our students area.

Human rights education in early childhood education services

We develop human rights education resources for early childhood teachers and educators linked to the National Quality Framework and we advocate for policies and practices that support children's rights.

Human rights education for the Australian Public Service 

We coordinate and support the APS Human Rights Network, which enables public servants to learn about human rights in an informal and collaborative environment.

Human rights education in the Vocational Education and Training Sector 

We embed human rights education and skills in TAFE courses nationally and develop resources and training that support teaching human rights competencies.   

Human rights education for businesses 

We work with employers to develop their understanding of their human rights responsibilities and build discrimination-free workplaces. We provide human rights guidelines and fact sheets for business available here.

Further information

Subscribe to the Commission's mailing list and select 'Human Rights Education' as an interest area to receive further information on the Commission’s work relating to education.