Silver Rainbow: LGBTI Aged Care Awareness In-Person Training


The Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project is managed by the National LGBTI Health Alliance and is being delivered collaboratively with project partners across every state and territory in Australia. It is funded by the Department of Health until June 2020.

This essential, and relevant one-day training for all workers in the aged care sector will help promote a better understanding of the needs of the LGBTI people and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.

This national initiative is being presented at a venue near you.


  1. Knowing what LGBTI is for person-directed care
    1. The LGBTI communities
    2. What is the difference between sex characteristics, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation?
  2. Societal impacts on LGBTI people
    1. Understanding the lived experience of LGBTI people
    2. Understanding the health impacts of social stigma and assumptions
  3. LGBTI health and wellbeing
    1. Health and social inequity for LGBTI people
    2. Lifestyles of older LGBTI people
    3. Mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  4. Inclusive Practice
    1. Industry best practice standards within the aged care sector
    2. Individual inclusive practice
    3. Organisational Change
    4. Accreditation
  5. Legislation relating to aged care practice
    1. Legislation
    2. Government policy change

Duration: 7 hours, including a morning, lunch and afternoon breaks.

Audience: Health and community workers supporting aging clients.

Dates and Location:

Training Schedule (2018)

Location Dates Training venue Seats remaining
Sydney Tuesday, 4 September 2018 ACON Sydney (Surry Hills), 414 Elizabeth Street 2010 NSW 14
Byron Bay Tuesday, 11 September 2018 Byron Bay Community Centre – 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481 18
Albury Wednesday, 26 September 2018 Albury Library Museum – 540 Kiewa Street Albury NSW 2640  21
Tamworth Friday, 28 September 2018 Uniting McKay House Tamworth – Admin building – Cnr Manilla Rd & Tribe St Tamworth 2340 NSW 25
Coffs Harbour Tuesday, 9 October 2018 Uniting Coffs Harbour -Level 2 27-29 Duke Street  COFFS HARBOUR 2450 NSW 19
Newcastle Monday, 15 October 2018 Uniting Garden Suburb – 7 Myall Rd, Garden Suburb NSW 2289 22
Parkes Thursday, 25 October 2018 Coventry Room & Cultural Centre – 25 Bogan St, Parkes NSW 2870 25
Moruya Tuesday, 30 October 2018 Moruya Golf Club – Evans St, Moruya NSW 2537 24
Wagga Wagga Thursday, 8 November 2018 MPHN Conference Room – 1/185 Morgan St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 23
Nowra Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Uniting Nowra – 54-60 Osborne St, Nowra NSW 2541 25
Tweed Heads Thursday, 22 November 2018 Uniting Kingscliff – 24a Kingscliff Street Kingscliff 2487 NSW 23
Northern Beaches Friday, 30 November 2018 Uniting Wesley Gardens Belrose – 2b Morgan Road  Belrose 2085 NSW 25
Other sessions (including Regional and Metro areas) 2019 – Dates TBC TBC  


Each individual signing up must have a valid email to register. If you purchase more than one, we will contact you regarding the other participants.

Funding for this training makes the cost $10 for participants, therefore volume discounts do not apply. 

Please make sure to read the cancelation/refund policy.

Once payment is complete, you will get an email from saying you have been enrolled into a new program. Click “Go To Program” to register for the date. If you have not received this email, it may have been redirected to your junk/spam inbox.

If a session is full and you would like to be waitlisted, please email your details and your preferred session to we will try our best to accommodate you.


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