SRF Program

  • Gender Glorious Professional Development

    VEYLDF Alignment

    ​Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


    ​Gender Glorious Professional Development is a workshop by Body Safety Australia that supports educators of children aged 0-6 years to embed practices that promote gender equity and are inclusive of sex, sexuality and gender diverse children, colleagues and families. The workshop comes in a variety of formats, including a 2-hour introductory session, half-day or full-day. Workshops can be delivered face-to-face and virtually. 

    Topics include:

    • What is gender? Gender expression and identity explained
    • Language and gender: How it shapes society
    • Childhood development: How and when gender stereotypes creep in
    • Barriers and roadblocks: How gender norms can hinder a child’s development
    • An anti-bias approach: Strategies to increase understanding of differences and their value to a respectful and civil society

    Detailed Costs

    ​Full-day face-to-face workshop: $3,500 (including GST) for up to 50 participants

    Full-day online workshop: $2,500 (including GST) for up to 50 participants

    Half-day face-to-face workshop: $2,150 (including GST) up to 50 participants

    Half-day online workshop: $1,950 (including GST) up to 50 participants

    Two-hour introductory face-to-face professional development: $1,650 (including GST) up to 50 participants

    Two-hour introductory online professional development: $1,400 (including GST) up to 50 participants

    Modified adapted content: $300-$500 (including GST)

    Additional costs: 

    • Travel: $0.72 per kilometre per educator round trip (including GST)
    • Accommodation and sundries if overnight stay is required: Contact provider for further details

    Implementation Considerations

    ​Target population: educators of children aged 0-6 years.

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource. 

    Factors to consider: no minimum number of participants is required, although having all educators in an early childhood setting involved in the workshop helps to support a whole-of-community approach. 

    Training requirements: no training requirements needed, although participants are asked to complete a survey pre-workshop to help identify a baseline and tailor workshops according to need. 

    Tools and systems: participants attending the online workshop will require access to a computer and internet. 

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional) Access and inclusion

    Strength of Evidence

    ​Level 5 - Foundational research evidence