Submission Documents and Scoring Guides - Pride in Health + Wellbeing

Submission Documents and Scoring Guides

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Submission Dates

2021 submissions will be open from Monday 4th January – 5pm Friday 12th March 2021 (or midnight Saturday 13th March 2021 if sending large file transfer URL.

The 2021 index submission document is available (below) for you to use as a gap analysis or to begin your 2021 submission. for those who completed the previous version of the HWEI, the index questions have not change, however, we have updated the formatting for ease of reading as well as the evidence and scoring guide for greater clarity.

HWEI Submission Document

Download the index

HWEI Evidence and Scoring Guide

Download the Scoring Guide

See also

Frequently Asked Questions Submission Instructions

Optional HWEI Employee and Client Surveys

All members of Pride in Health +Wellbeing and those participating in the HWEI (regardless of membership) will be able to participate in the optional HWEI 2021 staff survey and/or HWEI 2021 client survey.  As a result of participating, service providers will receive high-level analysis of your organisational responses from a staff or client perspective (individuals are not identified, only the name of the organisation participating), however, you can choose to participate in both, one or neither survey depending on your individual preferences.

To participate in either survey or both, you will need to request a unique URL. While you may request your unique URL at any time, these will not be sent out before November 2020.  Once you have received your unique URL, the survey will be immediately available for distribution along with some sample communications that you can utilise/edit.

Client Surveys

Client surveys will need to be available to clients in a way that maintains their anonymity and does not risk inadvertent disclosure. A unique URL for your organisation will be sent to you which can be shared with all clients/service users/residents. Alternatively, you may wish to facilitate electronic submission of the survey with your clients through the use of tablets etc.

A final option for printing and distributing hard copy surveys is also available, should you wish to mail out the survey to all your clients. Collection of these hard-copy surveys can be thought an anonymous lockbox within your service, or through a reply paid postage option back to PIHW – please discuss with us how you plan to distribute and collect survey responses from your clients. Please contact us on

requesting to participate in one or more surveys

to request to particpate in teh Staff and/or client surveys please fill in the Survey Request form. Your unique Survey Link(s) and a printable client survey will be sent to you at the start of November.

Surveys will close on Friday 12th March 2021.

A preview draft of the surveys (no responses collected) will be available toward the end of 2020.

LGBTQ Individual Inclusion Awards

Organisations can also participate in the Australian Inclusion Awards Individual Awards:

Please consider nominating a colleague or campaign for their outstanding contrubitions to LGBTQ inclusion within the LGBTQ Inclusion Awards categories listed below. 

For more information regarding these awards, please contact

Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI)

The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is Pride in Diversity’s free industry benchmark tool measuring workplace inclusion. Like the HWEI it is free for organisations to participate and to measure their internal workplace inclusion levels. For further information and submission documents for the AWEI please visit

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