Transgender & Gender Diverse Staff

We encourage a culture that is supportive of transgender and gender diverse employees. We recognise that you may identify differently to the gender you were ascribed at birth and support you to affirm your gender identity in a fair, respectful and inclusive workplace, free from discrimination and harassment.

Support for transgender and gender diverse applicants through the recruitment process

We can provide advice and support for transgender and gender diverse applicants. The Staff Equity and Diversity team can work with other stakeholders and assist you in navigating the recruitment process. Applicants can contact the team at staff-equity@ or call +613 9902 9915.

Support for staff affirming their gender at Monash

The gender affirmation or transition process is different for everyone but it may involve you changing your name, title, appearance, dress, use of pronouns and other aspects of yourself to align with your affirmed gender. We can provide practical advice on changing your personal details as well as offer support through the affirmation process.

If you choose to disclose your intention to affirm/transition your gender and would like to discuss a gender affirmation or transition plan, you can do so with assistance from:

  • your supervisor; or
  • your ; or
  • Staff Equity and Diversity, Monash HR.

We support staff affirming their gender at work through our Gender affirmation/transition procedure.

Support for managers and colleagues of staff affirming their gender at Monash

We also have a process for supporting managers of staff who are affirming their gender at work. We can collaboratively work with you to ensure you feel equipped to support the affirmation process and can work with you and your staff member to develop an affirmation plan around:

  • Change of personal details (i.e. name, title, pronouns, email address)
  • How the affirmation will be communicated with the broader team
  • Training for colleagues (in consultation with the affirming staff member)
  • Avenues for support
  • Leave and work adjustments

We can also provide support to colleagues of the affirming staff member. This may be in the form of advice, resources and training in how best they can support their team member.

Further information and support for staff:

Staff Equity and DiversityWe provide advice regarding gender affirmation and transition, policy and procedure in the workplace, and can assist in developing a gender affirmation plan.

We can also assist transgender and gender diverse applicants navigate the recruitment process at Monash.
staff-equity@
03 990 29915
Employee Assistance Program Free, confidential, professional counselling for you and your family from our Employee Assistance Program. 24 hours per day, seven days per week. 1300 360 364
or from overseas +61 2 8295 2292
Ally Network Monash staff who are allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community at Monash. Members of the Ally Network take a proactive stance against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. ally@
Manager, Ethical Conduct Monash HR For advice regarding unacceptable behaviour, discrimination or harassment. ethical.conduct.queries@;  
03 990 24945

Further information and support for managers and colleagues:

Staff Equity and DiversityWe provide advice regarding gender affirmation and policy and procedure in the workplace and can assist in developing a gender affirmation plan.

We can also work with managers and teams to ensure that every stage of the affirmation process is supported. This may include the provision of information and resources as well as tailored training which will be developed and delivered in consultation with the affirming staff member.
staff-equity@
03 990 29915
Ally Network Monash staff who are allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community at Monash. Members of the Ally Network take a proactive stance against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. ally@
Manager, Ethical Conduct Monash HR For advice regarding unacceptable behaviour, discrimination or harassment. ethical.conduct.queries@;  
03 990 24945