Our unique training approach


Our violence, discrimination and racism prevention training programs are the culmination of two decades of delivering training to diverse and varied populations around Australia.

Based on best practice, we teach people to become proactive bystanders who have the tools and understanding to step in and address problematic behaviour, prevent violence against women, racism and discrimination and promote equality. We present participants with real-world scenarios that enable them to put the MATE bystander intervention framework into practice.

As MATE sits within Griffith University’s Violence Research and Prevention Program, we have access to the latest research into the causes and consequences of violence, discrimination and racism as well as the best practice approaches to understanding, controlling and preventing it.

Jana Stanfield

What’s included?

With MATE, you have the option to either train a number of individuals or train a select few who will then be certified to facilitate MATE cultural change workshops within your organisation. All programs include foundational modules that cover leadership and teach our bystander approach to prevention. Then, depending on your unique requirements, you can select from a number of additional modules, including:

  • Gender equality
  • Exploring rigid gender stereotypes
  • Problematic language and jokes
  • Objectification of women
  • Gender inequality in sport
  • Gender pay gap
  • Victim blaming and shaming
  • Online harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Gang rape
  • Abusive relationships
  • Preventing racism and discrimination
  • Addressing bullying and harassment
  • Creating respectful workplaces

Who is our training for?

We work with numerous state and federal government departments, education and corporate organisations around Australia. In the past we have trained politicians, defence force personnel, banks, airlines, mining corporations, university educators, students, prisoners and community health workers and our programs are suitable for everyone. We adapt to suit your unique needs and can work with you on diversity, inclusivity and promoting a culture of equality and respect within your organisation—wherever your organisation fits into the wider Australian community.

Training Options


MATE Lunchbox Webinars

The Bystander Approach: In our 90 minute lunchbox webinars, we discuss: Personal leadership, who is a bystander, barriers...


MATE e-Learning Training Package

Time and again we have been asked whether our training is available online. We are pleased to announce...


MATE Cultural Change Workshops

Following these exercises, participants are introduced to MATE’s bystander intervention framework, and provided with a suite of options...