Pilates ITC believes every individual, regardless of personal history, present circumstances or any other factor that can commonly be considered as inhibiting to self-development, should be provided the opportunity to improve their life through further education.
Pilates ITC embraces multiculturalism and diversity, and is proud to contribute high-quality education to Australia.
What do the terms “Access” and “Equity” mean?
Access refers to the ability to enter training.
Measures that improve access might include making it easier to physically access a training venue; exploring digital or remote learning opportunities for those who cannot physically access learning opportunities, or ensuring that selection criteria does not discriminate against Students.
Equity in this context means equality of access to, and potentially equal outcomes from-, training regardless of the individual’s circumstances, background and identity.
Access and equity is addressed internally in Pilates ITC Faculty and Staff induction, meetings and professional development activities. It is also addressed in Pilates ITC’s Code of Practice. The Code of Practice can be accessed by Students and Pilates ITC Staff at any time.
Pilates ITC rejects discrimination against persons on the grounds of:
- Marital status.
- Family responsibility or family status.
- Religious or political conviction.
People seeking to enrol with Pilates ITC will be assessed via the same channels and processes regardless of their background, circumstances or eligibility for funding.
Student Support Services
Pilates ITC supports Students through their study by means including but not limited to:
- Modified assessment schedules.
- Access to additional time with Educators.
- Access to guidance counselling where available.
Upon enrolment, all students will be required to complete a Special Needs Form. Prior to the commencement of training, all participants will have the opportunity to discuss any specific learning support with their Educators or Administration.
Students will be asked during their welcome to the course to raise any access and equity issues with Pilates ITC Educators or Administration.
Further steps are listed below:
- Students may be asked to complete a short Literacy and Numeracy test to identify any potential areas of difficulty that they may have, or any skill gaps that may need to be addressed;
- Information received from this test will be analysed by Administration. Students identified as needing assistance will be contacted. Privacy and Confidentiality will be discussed with the student;
- Administrators will discuss with participants at the commencement of each training session or course, the topic of Access and Equity. Pilates ITC will request that any outstanding Special Needs forms be submitted to the Administration Department of the RTO;
- Any unresolved queries relating to access/equity issues will be referred to the Chief Executive Officer if they cannot be resolved by the Administrator;
- The Chief Executive Officer will then contact the participant to discuss their access/equity issue and make appropriate arrangements which may include notifying the training venue, arranging a meeting with the participant and the Administrator, arranging extra assistance or external assistance as required;
- File notes will be made of the action taken in each case where access/equity assistance is required and the outcome recorded for the participant.
Access and Equity is accommodated at all levels of operations at Pilates ITC. In addition to eliminating potential discrimination, Pilates ITC also takes a very firm stance on Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying. Pilates ITC follows guidelines set out by Fair Work Australia and WorkCover on these issues.
If you have any questions or concerns about Access and Equity, please get in touch with Student Administration directly via email or call (08) 9330 4570.