The Australian Workplace Equality Index

While many Awards Nomination Processes boast a much quicker and less cumbersome submission process, the AWEI is extremely comprehensive and evidence based. Therefore, it does take some time to complete. Employers are asked a series of very specific questions in relation to areas that directly impact inclusion, or the perception thereof, and are required to provide evidence for all responses.

Evidence may entail a detailed description of a process. Alternatively, copies of supporting documentation to validate responses. This ensures that all employers are measured on not only the same criteria, but allows employers the flexibility in their approach to meeting required criteria – providing sufficient evidence is supplied.

As the Index is used for benchmarking purposes, the necessary rigour and submission process provides an accurate gauge regarding the level of inclusivity efforts within the submitting employer organisation.

Already, since its launch in 2010, the Index has witnessed a significant shift in practice and as a result was re-aligned in 2014 to not only match the level of practice currently within Australia but to once again shift it to the next level. The AWEI was realigned once again in 2019.

AWEI 2021 SUBMISSION DATES

We can accept AWEI Submissions between Monday, 4 January and Friday 12 March 2021 for hand-delivered, couriered or mailed submissions (hard copies, USB, etc).

  • Pride in Diversity – AWEI Submissions
    414 Elizabeth Street
    Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Deadline for large file transfer program URL (Including but not limited to Dropbox, Google Docs, Parcel Post, SharePoint or any other internally approved large file transfer system) midnight Saturday 13th March 2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUBMITTERS

Please ensure that you have signed up to the following newsletter – this will ensure that you receive all relevant information and updates in terms of the up and coming AWEI period.

Click here to sign up or go to: http://eepurl.com/tT7vf 

OPTIONAL AWEI EMPLOYEE SURVEY

All members of Pride in Diversity and those participating in the AWEI (regardless of membership) will be able to participate in the optional AWEI 2021 survey.  As a result of participating, employers will receive high level analysis of your organisational responses (individuals are not identified, only the name of the organisation participating).

To participate, you will need to request a unique URL. While you may request your unique URL at any time, these will not be sent out before January 2021.  Once you have received your unique URL, the survey will be immediately available for distribution along with some sample communications that you can utilise/edit.

You can request your unique survey URL for participation in the AWEI2021 survey toward the end of 2020Please include your company name, key contact name, email and phone number

The Survey URL will be sent out from Monday 4th January 2021. 

The Survey will close on Friday 12th March 2021.

A preview draft of the survey (no responses collected) will be available toward the end of 2020.

AWEI 2021 SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS

AWEI for Small Employers (500 or less employees)

Standard AWEI (501 or more employees)

Please refer to the AWEI Tools and Support page for resources to help you with your submission. Alternatively, you may contact us here.

2021 Individual Award Nomination Forms

Please consider nominating a colleague or campaign for their outstanding contrubitions to LGBTQ inclusion within the LGBTQ Inclusion Awards categories listed below. 

For more information regarding this awards, please contact awei@prideindiversity.com.au

2021 DOCUMENT REVISIONS

While we have taken every care to proof-read the submission documents extensively, should any minor changes be required this table will document any and all changes made.

Standard AWEI (501 or more Employees) Document Revisions

DateDocumentVersionChanges
24/05/2020AWEI 2021 Standard Employer (501 or more employees) - Doc. 1 of 11.0Annual updates; Participation Details, Standing and Annual Submissions all published within one document
02/07/2020AWEI 2021 Standard Employer (501 or more employees) - Doc. 1 of 11.1Clarifications to directions regarding carrying over points for Standing Submission; re-submitting all evidence for Annual Submission
02/07/2020AWEI 2021 Standard Employer Evidence and Scoring Guidelines - Doc. 1 of 11.0Annual updates made to document

Small Employer AWEI (500 or less Employees) Document Revisions

DateDocumentVersionChanges
24/05/2020AWEI 2021 Small Employer (500 or less employees) - Doc. 1 of 11.0Annual updates; Participation Details, Standing and Annual Submissions all published within one document; Section 1: Standing Submission now eligible for carrying-over of points
07/02/2020AWEI 2021 Small Employer (500 or less employees) - Doc. 1 of 11.1Clarifications to directions regarding carrying over points for Standing Submission; re-submitting all evidence for Annual Submission
07/02/2020AWEI 2021 Small Employer Evidence and Scoring Guidelines - Doc. 1 of 11.0Annual updates made to document

AWEI Mailing List

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For more information on the AWEI and Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards event, please contact the Pride in Diversity office on (02) 9206 2139 or at AWEI@prideindiversity.com.au.