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Modern Slavery in the Home | Anti-Slavery Australia - UTS Open
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Modern Slavery in the Home

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Meet the Experts

Professor Jennifer Burn

Professor Jennifer Burn
Director, Anti-Slavery Australia

Professor Jennifer Burn has led the development of Australian best practice anti-slavery initiatives since 2003 and is nationally renowned as a thought leader and educator in the field of modern slavery.

Through her research, advocacy and practice Jennifer has pursued legislative amendments and policy developments to promote best practice responses for the prevention of modern slavery and to ensure survivors have access to the protection and support they need.

Jennifer is an inaugural member of the Australian Government National Roundtable on Human Trafficking, held the position of Deputy Chair of the Labour Exploitation Working Group and was a member of multiple Australian Government working groups in the areas of forced marriage, supply chain transparency and reporting. Jennifer was appointed as the NSW Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner between 2018-2020.

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Carolyn Liaw

Carolyn Liaw
Projects and Partnerships Manager

Carolyn manages Anti-Slavery Australia’s projects as well as training and partnership activities.

Carolyn has led a number of national projects to address modern slavery in Australia, including building the capacity of community and frontline responders to identify and respond to modern slavery, and developing partnerships to address and combat modern slavery.

Carolyn also has expertise in the area of online learning and has designed innovative training on all forms of modern slavery and supply chain reporting.

Carolyn is widely recognised as a gifted educator and she personally delivers many of Anti-Slavery Australia's workshops and training programs to universities, students, community workers and business.

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Elsie Cheung

Elsie Cheung
Research Assistant

Elsie joined Anti-Slavery Australia in 2019 and has worked in numerous roles across the centre including two years with the legal practice supporting survivors of modern slavery in Australia.

As a Research Assistant, Elsie had a key role in establishing the National Partnership Against Modern Slavery, organising Australia's first national online conference on modern slavery and more recently with our national project, Speak Now, which aims to prevent forced marriage and other forms of modern slavery in the home, through education, awareness-raising and collaboration with service providers, frontline communities and young people from across Australia.

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Modern slavery happens in Australia, and it can take place in a home or between family members. Learn how modern slavery can take place in a home and how to respond to the different forms including forced marriage, domestic servitude and human trafficking.

About this course

This is a free, self-paced online course.

Since 2003, Anti-Slavery Australia has played a leading role in working to end modern slavery in Australia. It is the only specialist legal, research and policy centre in Australia dedicated to the abolition of modern slavery and supports hundreds of survivors of modern slavery each year through its free legal service and My Blue Sky.

Through interactive activities, case studies and expert interviews, you will gain a practical understanding of what modern slavery is and how to recognise it in domestic settings. You will learn good practices around navigating difficult conversations and providing appropriate support to people affected by modern slavery in the home.

Key benefits

This course has been designed to:

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in identifying and responding to the main types of modern slavery in the home
  • Strengthen your capacity to effectively support people in or at risk of modern slavery
  • Enhance your understanding of the key Australian organisations that support people affected by modern slavery.

Course structure

This course will cover:

  • What modern slavery in the home looks like
  • Who is at risk of modern slavery in the home
  • The different types of modern slavery in the home, including forced marriage, domestic servitude and human trafficking
  • Common signs and indicators
  • What to do if you come across a person affected by modern slavery
  • Referral options for people affected by modern slavery.

Course learning objectives

This free  course will provide an opportunity for learners to:

  • Explore how modern slavery occurs in the home, and be able to identify the common signs and indicators.
  • Learn how to respond effectively to instances of modern slavery in the home.
  • Understand how to provide support and make appropriate referrals for the people affected.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

Contact us

If you have a specific question on course content or requirements, please email Anti-Slavery Australia at ASAtraining@uts.edu.au.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for community and frontline workers who are looking to build their capacity around modern slavery issues. This includes people working in:

  • Schools and universities
  • Health, including mental health and disability
  • Youth work
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Migrant and refugee settlement
  • Faith leadership.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.