accreditations and memberships

The Department of the House of Representatives is reviewing the range of accreditations and memberships they hold.

We would like to hear from SAF members regarding what, if any, organisational accreditations and/or memberships they maintain. For example AHRI Corporate membership, Australian Network on Disability (AND) membership or Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

Please let Kate know via phone (02) 6277 4284 or email at

delivering diversity and inclusion outcomes

Fair Work Ombudsman would like to hear from agencies about what structures or supports you have in place to deliver diversity and inclusion outcomes. For example, do you have a diversity and inclusion team? Do you have staff networks or Executive champions that have an active role in driving diversity and inclusion initiatives? We’d also be really interested to hear from any agencies where this function sits outside of their human resources area. Please email or give Jacqui a call on 02 6218 0545.

breastfeeding in the workplace

Department of Parliamentary Services are seeking information regarding breastfeeding in the workplace and paid lactation breaks from agencies with Australian Breastfeeding Association accreditation willing to share their policies or guidelines. Please respond to

indigenous australian cultural awareness modules other than ‘core’

I am hoping to reach out to the SAF, to ask whether there is an Indigenous Australian Cultural Awareness Course/Module that another organisation is willing to share with DVA? We have found the length of CORE, means DVA employees do not complete the course.

We are looking for more of a bite sized approach, an off the shelf option, that addresses the foundational elements of Cultural Integrity.

Thanks in advance.

Kind Regards

Courtney Swain

Assistant Director Workforce Strategy

People Services Branch, Chief Operating Officer Division

Department of Veterans’ Affairs


Mentoring program for diversity cohorts

Civil Aviation Safety Authority are currently investigating options for a mentoring program for our diversity cohorts and are interested in what other agencies are currently doing in this space.

Please contact Justin Craig at