Gender-sensitive training for inclusive placemaking - PDF1002

The micro-credential provides foundational training in the key concepts, terminology, and challenges of gender-sensitive placemaking. Designed for professionals involved in planning, design and policy-making for safer public spaces to develop a more complex understanding of gender-sensitive issues and the imperative to respond to these issues in the creation of, maintenance and re-design of public spaces.

This course is relevant to professionals wanting to better understand the ways in which gender-sensitive placemaking can address issues of equity and safety. It is suitable for professionals involved in local government planning and architects, urban planners, and other professionals needing professional development. It will be particularly suited to those professionals who need to meet the requirements of the Gender Equality Act 2020.

This self-paced micro-credential is 144 hours of Learning over 6 modules, with a maximum of 17 hours of effort required for each module, consisting of:

  • Video lectures
  • Video interviews with industry experts
  • Reading, watching and listening material
  • Structured activities to complete each week
  • Submit two assessments
  • An optional consultation with an expert from the Monash XYX Lab.

Eligible participants who complete this micro-credential can receive 6 credit points of credit  towards Master of Design F6002 (Unspecified elective unit)

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Normal rate: $2200

Alumni discounted fees

$1980 fee for:

  • Monash staff
  • Monash Alumni
Group discounts

Group discounts for organisations*:

  • 20% discount off normal rate for 2+ participants
  • 25% discount off normal rate for 6+ participants

*Must be recognised members of an industry related group such as local government, town planning, urban designer, architectural firm or related field.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the micro credential, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of gender-inclusive and safety theories, frameworks, and research in evaluating and designing Gender-Sensitive Placemaking projects.
  • Have developed an informed gender lens and the capability to apply that gender lens to their own work-role using reflective practice.
  • Support and advocate from a knowledge-based position for gender-sensitive placemaking within the workplace, in particular as it relates to policy and practices as well as engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be able to confidently undertake informed and gender-sensitive design of policy, urban spaces, or programs.

Pre-course information and introductions

Week 0

Key concepts for gender-sensitive placemaking

Week 1

Understanding gender, safety and urban placemaking

Week 2

Questioning the idea of a generic user in placemaking

Week 3

Applying gender-sensitive placemaking lens + Identifying strategies #1

Week 4

Applying gender-sensitive placemaking lens + Identifying strategies #2

One-on-one consultation with an expert

Week 5

Advocating for gender-sensitive placemaking

Assessment 1 submission

Week 6

Feedback and Assessment 2 submission

Two weeks post-course
(Week 8)

Faculty biographies

Associate Professor Nicole Kalms

Associate Professor Nicole Kalms

Founding Director, XYX Lab

Nicole Kalms is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and founding director of the Monash University XYX Lab which leads national and international research in Gender and Place.

Associate Professor Gene Bawden

Associate Professor Gene Bawden

Co-director, XYX Lab and Head of Design

Gene is a communication designer and Head of MADA’s Design Department. His research examines representations of cultural belonging, social alignment and gendered expectation.

Dr. Gill Matthewson

Researcher, XYX Lab

Dr Gill Matthewson is a founding member of the XYX Lab at Monash University. Dr Matthewson’s research examines gender and cities through quantitative and qualitative data analysis and visualisation.

Isabella Webb

Designer, XYX Lab

Isabella Webb supports the senior research team of the XYX Lab and deploys her interdisciplinary skillset to further the Lab's research into gender and space.

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