The aim of access and equity is to foster opportunities for all groups in the community to access education and training.
Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd Access and Equity Standards will be:
Accessible to everyone fit to fly (or meet the physical and mental demands of the course).
Meeting the diverse needs of multicultural and diversity groups.
Encouraging the participation of people who are under-represented in vocational education, training and employment services and programs.
Developed with the active involvement and collaboration of management, staff, students, clients and community representatives as Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd believes that everyone has something positive to offer.
Policy is based in simple statements about what is important about particular issues.
Access and equity policy
Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd will meet the needs of individuals, and the community as a whole through the integration of access and equity guidelines.
We will ensure that equity principles for all people are implemented through the fair allocation of resources and the right to equality of opportunity without discrimination.
We will maintain diversely populated courses as we recognise the value in diversity of backgrounds in our student populations – each student brings a culture rich in skills, ideas, creativity, spirit, and potential. These skills are contagious and as a whole, benefit the group members.
The training focus is on outcomes so that people are not treated the “same”. The training focus is concerned with ensuring that all people participate and benefit to reach the same level. This may require one-on-one training.
Ensure access and equity issues are considered during modifications to training curriculum.
Non-English speaking students are not discouraged, and instead are introduced to an English language course such as ELICOS at Lexis or a similar English program.
Affirmative action is undertaken in recruitment with employees gaining employment based on merit.
Equal opportunity is demonstrated whereby staff and students are not discriminated on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexuality, marital status, and staff are not discriminated on the basis of pregnancy.
Rural and regionally isolated communities are targeted through advertising and distance education options.
Students in transition in their careers, or intending to rejoin the workforce, or recently made redundant are catered for.
Provision for support for students with learning difficulties through the medium of tutors able to assist the student in the classroom.