What is the Panel of Providers?
To support organisations to meet their obligations under the Gender Equality Act 2020, the Commission has set up a Panel of Providers. The Panel is made up of expert consultants who can provide specialist and technical advice to help organisations to meet their obligations under the Act. The current Panel has been engaged for a 3 year term and no additional providers can be included. We will be reviewing the model prior to the conclusion of the current term (towards the end of 2023).
In 2021, the Commission funded the Panel to deliver a number of sector-wide workshops and training sessions. Defined entities are also able to independently engage the services of panellists, at their own cost.
Panellists provide services under the following categories:
- workplace gender auditing
- gender impact assessments
- developing and implementing strategies to improve gender equality
- IT systems support
- mediation and conciliation.
The Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner will be able to engage panellists appointed under the conciliation or mediation categories to assist with the dispute resolution function, if required.
In 2021, the Commission funded the panel to deliver a number of sector-wide workshops and training sessions. Recordings of these workshops are available at the links below.
- GenderWorks Australia was appointed to deliver workplace gender audit workshops and training. For more information, contact GenderWorks at email@example.com.
- The Equality Institute was appointed to deliver gender impact assessment (GIA) training through the Panel of Providers. For more information, email The Equality Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Action for Gender Equality Partnership (AGEP) delivered workshops on strategies to improve gender equality. These workshops provided defined entities with practical training to help meet their obligation to develop a Gender Equality Action Plan. For more information on these workshops, please contact email@example.com.