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A Practical Guide to the Modern Slavery Act (on-demand)

This leading resource is designed for organisations addressing modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. The course provides practical guidance on the supply chain reporting requirements set out in Australia’s Modern Slavery Act.

About this course

For over 17 years, Anti-Slavery Australia has played a leading role in working to end modern slavery in Australia. This leading resource is designed for organisations addressing modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. The course is specifically designed to provide practical guidance on the supply chain reporting requirements set out in Australia’s Modern Slavery Act.

The course includes innovative, interactive activities, case studies and expert interviews with David Cooke (Konica Minolta), Martijn Boersma (co-author of Addressing Modern Slavery), Jennifer Burn (Anti-Slavery Australia) and Kylie Porter (Global Compact Network Australia).

Course structure 

The course comprises four modules: 

  • What is modern slavery?
  • Modern slavery in business operations and supply chains
  • Australian modern slavery reporting requirements
  • Responding to modern slavery in Australia.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand modern slavery
  • Understand and know how to apply Australian modern slavery legislation, and other relevant standards and safeguards
  • Identify modern slavery risks in operations and supply chains
  • Learn how to develop an action plan to address the modern slavery supply chain mandatory criteria
  • Learn how to write your organisation's Modern Slavery Statement
  • Learn about the business and human rights framework set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights with a particular focus on due diligence and remediation
  • Learn about examples of collaboration with civil society and businesses
  • Learn how to respond when victims or people at risk of modern slavery are identified
  • Discover ways to harness good practice.

About Anti-Slavery Australia

Anti-Slavery Australia has played a leading role working to end modern slavery in Australia for over 17 years. We are the only specialist legal, research and policy centre in Australia dedicated to the abolition of modern slavery.

Anti-Slavery Australia supports businesses, government, community organisations and survivors of modern slavery in three strategic ways.

  • We represent and support victims of modern slavery through our free legal and migration advice.
  • We equip individuals, organisations and businesses with the information and tools, through our education and training programs.
  • We influence and effect changes to law and policy through our research and advocacy.

A Practical Guide to the Modern Slavery Act builds on our legal expertise, our role in advocating for an Australian Modern Slavery Act and first-hand experience working with victims of modern slavery.


Group bookings

Discounts may be available to organisations interested in large group bookings. For further information, please contact Anti-Slavery Australia on

Other discounts

A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you are eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘A bit about you’).

When signing up for the Session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your Cart:

  • UTS Student / Alumni: Lawalumni
  • UTS Staff: Lstaff

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Further course information

For more information about the course and Anti-Slavery Australia, please email

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for a range of participants, including executive directors, people and performance managers, procurement, sustainability and not-for-profit professionals, lawyers, suppliers and government officials.




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Course Designers and Experts

Carolyn Liaw

Carolyn Liaw
Researcher and Trainer, Anti-Slavery Australia

Carolyn is highly qualified, holding degrees in commerce, arts, and law. She has expertise in the area of online learning and teaching and has designed innovative training on all forms of modern slavery and supply chain reporting.

Carolyn is widely recognised as a gifted educator who personally delivers Anti-Slavery Australia's workshops and training programs to universities, students, community workers and businesses. She also has oversight of Anti-Slavery Australia's research, policy and law reform work.

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Dr David Cooke

Dr David Cooke
Chairman and Managing Director Konica Minolta Australia
Dr David Cooke was appointed as the first non-Japanese Managing Director of Konica Minolta in Australia in 2013. The company is a global firm operating in the technology sector.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers & Leaders and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a non-executive director of UN Global Compact Network Australia and has served on the boards of several anti-human trafficking NGOs.
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Kylie Porter

Kylie Porter
Executive Director Global Compact Network Australia

Kylie is a sustainability expert with over 18 years of experience in corporate affairs, sustainability and strategy roles across a broad range of industries. During her career, she has helped numerous companies develop/implement responsible business strategies, managed reputation risk for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and written and managed policies across thematic areas including climate change and human rights.

Kylie’s career includes working for ANZ Banking Group, National Australia Bank (NAB), Standard Chartered, KPMG, Save the Children and expatriate work in London, Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, France and South Africa. Before joining Global Compact Network Australia, she was the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Corporate Responsibility at NAB where she held responsibility for engagement on NAB’s corporate responsibility and risk strategies. She served on the Corporate Affairs team for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Financial Services Industry where she was responsible for NAB’s engagement and relationship with consumer advocacy groups.

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Dr Martijn Boersma

Dr Martijn Boersma
Senior Lecturer Business School, UTS
Dr Martijn Boersma is an academic who researches the intersection of business and society. Current projects focus on multistakeholder efforts to improve working conditions in the Australian commercial real estate cleaning supply chain, and strategies to improve labor conditions within the Australian cotton value chain. Together with Justine Nolan he published the book Addressing Modern Slavery (2019).
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Professor Jennifer Burn

Professor Jennifer Burn
Director, Anti-Slavery Australia

Jennifer has led the development of Australian best practice anti-slavery initiatives since 2003 and is nationally renowned as a thought leader in the field of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices. Through her research, advocacy and practice she 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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Dr Yvette Selim

Dr Yvette Selim

Yvette was seconded to Anti-Slavery Australia from the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance during 2019-2020. Her role encompassed the delivery of research for evidence-based policy making, partnership development, and education and training.

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Self paced
Expert: Carolyn Liaw, Dr David Cooke, Kylie Porter, Dr Martijn Boersma, Professor Jennifer Burn, Dr Yvette Selim
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  • 1 session, 1 hour total
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