Ally Training


The Ally Network works to affirm the experience and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQA+) students and staff at Monash. It's about creating a more inclusive campus.

All staff are welcome to become Allies, regardless of whether or not they identify as LGBTIQA+.

The four hour training session provides an understanding of the importance of LGBTIQA+ inclusion at Monash and explains the role of an ally. You will learn about concepts such as homophobia, coming out, and heteronormativity. Once you have completed the training you may apply to become an Ally.

All staff are welcome to become Allies, regardless of whether or not they identify as LGBTIQA+. Should you register and complete the above Ally Training  offered by Monash Inclusive Communities, the Monash Education Academy (MEA) will recognise this completion as your MEA Module for 2022.

Please refer to the Monash Inclusive Communities training schedule for available dates.

Next steps

After you have completed the face to face session, the MEA will email you the required summative reflective task for you to complete and upload into the MEA portal. The MEA will then add this module to your HR myDevelopment profile once the task has been reviewed.

Please note: This module is not a resource module. The assessment reflection is mandatory in order to register your completion and have this module recorded as your MEA module on your HR MyDevelopment profile for 2022.

Learning outcomes

The Ally Training session will:

  • explain the aims and purpose of the Ally Network
  • help you understand the meaning of the LGBTIQA+ acronym and the concepts of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • make you aware of the unique challenges that may be faced by LGBTIQA+ students and staff
  • provide a good understanding of the role individuals play in creating a more inclusive culture
  • help you develop skills to be an active ally at Monash.


Task 1: Reflection Task (300 words)

Module details

  • Blended mode of delivery